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We Should Cocoa – the December 2013 Challenge

We Should Cocoa | 1st December 2013 | By

Biscuits, or should I say cookies got us nicely through the dull days of November, my least favourite month of the year. I’ve really got into making these rather too delightful snacks recently and I blame Rebecca of BakeNQuilt who chose this as the theme and did a great job of hosting last month. If you haven’t yet seen her cookie round-up, do take a look. There are some good ideas there for festive biscuit making and indeed some good ideas for non-festive snacking too.

So finally, tis the season to be jolly – or did I mean merry? In time honoured tradition, I’m going to give you something that’s not only festive for December, but also easy. This is not the time to put my bad cop hat on – goodwill and all that. I’m giving you a good excuse to indulge in your favourite tipple, yes that’s right … alcohol. And I’m not going to be specific here, I’ll leave that for a future date. You can choose whatever alcoholic beverage you like: a drop of rum or brandy, some scented mulled wine or cider or how about a slug of that sloe gin I know you’re all so fond of. So it’s over to you, festive or otherwise – as long as it contains chocolate and the alcohol is a main flavouring ingredient; I’m not sure I’d be willing to accept a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

And as my Christmas present to you all, I am extending the deadline by three whole days – nobody can accuse me of not being generous! You have until midnight on the 28th of this month to get your entries in. So Merry Bakers, I wish you a delightful December and I look forward to seeing what boozy delights you come up with.

You can see the rules etc on the We Should Cocoa page.

Entries are via the linky below.



  1. belleau kitchen

    1st December 2013 at 10:45 am

    so not chocolate then… fantastic theme… can’t wait to stop drinking for long enough to take part…

  2. Laura Denman

    1st December 2013 at 11:39 am

    This gives me the perfect excuse to make something again that I’ve been wanting to for ages so thanks for such a brilliant theme =)

  3. Elizabeth

    1st December 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hhrrm… great challenge theme. Must get thinking cap on!

  4. Foodycat

    1st December 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I might have to play this round!

  5. Kate@whatkatebaked

    1st December 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I’m baking just the ticket today! A great coincidence!

  6. Baking Addict

    1st December 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Boozy WSC December 🙂

  7. Karen S Booth

    1st December 2013 at 7:43 pm

    WOW! Booze! I am SO in this month! Karen

  8. Hannah Hearsey

    1st December 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Perfect for the season of getting merry!

  9. The Kitchenmaid

    1st December 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’m with Karen! It’s funny, I was making my Christmas mincemeat on Saturday, thinking of your choc chilli one, and I meant to add some chocolate but I think the sherry sampling addled my brain too much. Love to come up with a boozy chocolate recipe. Let me think…


    1st December 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Haha you know I love a boozy bake, this is fab! LOTS of ideas swimming around in my head already!

  11. Jean

    2nd December 2013 at 10:36 am

    I needed an excuse to bake something a bit naughty…….

  12. Elzbieta Hester

    2nd December 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Fantastic idea :))

  13. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    5th December 2013 at 9:19 am

    Don’t have any such recipes up yet. Fab theme though.

  14. Johanna GGG

    13th December 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Oh I have just put in an entry and then seen that alcohol has to be the main flavouring – my fruit mince has what I consider quite a bit of whiskey so hope that is ok – we don’t really do much boozy stuff here, especially as I often like to share with my 4 year old sylvia, so this is as boozy as it gets

  15. Alicia Foodycat

    21st December 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Thank heavens I have until the 28th. I don’t want to post about what I have made until the people I have given it to on Christmas Day have eaten it!

  16. Suelle

    22nd December 2013 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for extending the deadline – my offering won’t be appearing until Christmas Day either!


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