Easy Holiday Entertaining

3 simple ways to use coffee to impress your guests

November 18, 2016
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During the holidays, coffee is at the center of our celebrations. It brings people together, helps make connections we cherish and keeps the party going. With these simple tips, we’ll help you create occasions worthy of the season’s celebration.

Try Starbucks Holiday Blend

We love to entertain with a balanced medium roast for maximum appeal. This smooth blend of coffees from Latin America and Indonesia has herbal and sweet maple notes.

Add a little holiday creamer

Combine 1 tsp agave and 1 tsp vanilla extract with milk or cream to make everyone’s cup a little sweeter.

Pair it with sweet cinnamon rolls

The cinnamon sweetness brings out the sweet maple notes of Holiday Blend for a delicious indulgence.

Cinnamon Rolls

Check out 3 simple ways to use coffee to impress your guests. Create holiday moments worthy of the season’s celebration.
Ingredients
    Filling
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar or 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
    Dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
    Icing
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
Directions For the filling, in a small bowl combine softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to form a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over the bottom of a 9x9 pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in softened butter (sometimes your hands are the best tools). Stir in milk to form a soft dough. Roll out dough on a lightly floured into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the remaining filling on the rolled out dough. Roll up the rectangle, with a sharp knife slice into 18 small rolls (12 if you want them a little bigger). Bake for 20-25 min at 400°F.

For glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and stir until smooth.
Once rolls are finished, drizzle on glaze and serve warm.
Top it off sidecar-style

Cap off the celebration with delicious sidecar cookies cut from your favorite recipe and perched atop your favorite cup.

Sidecar Cookie

Check out 3 simple ways to use coffee to impress your guests. Create holiday moments worthy of the season’s celebration.
Directions Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use side mug cookie cutters (or a knife) to cut a wedge and create the ultimate beverage garnish. For the best results, cut into soft dough.

For more inspiration and coffee ideas, visit Starbucks® Coffee at Home

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