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St. Nick's Hot Chocolate
Nick makes this hot chocolate for Jude the first time he spends the night.
Make your favorite hot chocolate (from scratch or from a mix), top with miniature marshmallows, and add a candy cane as a swizzle stick.
Nick's Mom's Eggnog
On the 8th day of Christmas (the "maids a-milking" day), Nick presents Jude with a batch of this special eggnog.
Slowly beat in milk and all alcohol.
Cover and chill overnight.
Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks then gradually beat in 1/2 c. sugar. Beat whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Fold the egg white and sugar mixture into the beaten whipping cream. Slowly pour in the chilled yolk/milk/alcohol mixture, folding gently.
Nick's Mom's Shortbread
Nick and his brother and sister-in-law are making this shortbread the night they find out his Christmas-loving parents will be away for the holiday.
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter and add vanilla. Knead dough for a couple of minutes. Pat into an ungreased baking pan 15" x 10" x 1" (or flatten onto an ungreased cookie sheet to a thickness of approx. 1/4"). Prick surface all over with a fork, piercing all the way through to the bottom.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, until golden.
Remove from oven and, while warm, cut into desired shapes (rectangles, diamonds, etc.) using a serrated knife.