When I think of what to give for the holiday season, I really try to come up with gifts that will mean the most to the recipient. I look at what they are interested in. What they like to do. What means the most in their lives. And while I know that for my kids, a toy is expected under the tree, for my mom friends nothing says Merry Christmas like coffee. So when the J.M. Smucker Company asked me to show how I’m gifting the gift that keeps us moms going through a sponsored post, I couldn’t wait to show you what goes in my perfect coffee lover’s gift basket!
Coffee….without it this crazy busy mama would be lost. It’s the beverage I reach for first thing in the morning. But more than that, it’s often a way to relax during the day; a perfect beverage to have a conversations over as I sit with friends and family on the front porch or in front of the Christmas tree. And while coffee is essential to me all year long, during the holiday season it becomes extra special. You see, while I’ll admit that coffee definitely keeps me going, it’s also the perfect way to slow down and savor special moments. So when I stared thinking about what to give to my fellow mom friends this holiday season, the only thing that made sense was a Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee gift basket that boasts homemade biscotti!
You see, I realize that while we’re all on the go a lot during the holiday season, we’re also home quite a bit too. And nothing completes those holiday parties, late night conversations lit by twinkling Christmas lights and family moments filled with laughter like the perfect cup of coffee. So, in search of just that I headed to Walmart to pick up delicious Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee that can be made for those special moments at home.
After pouring over the selection (all of which made this coffee-loving mama drool) I picked up a box of K-Cups and a bag of original blend. While there was an amazing array of holiday flavors, I wanted a blend that was universally loved to ensure gifting success. And since I knew that every cup of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee brews to a perfectly smooth taste, I didn’t have a single doubt that this delicious treat would be the perfect compliment to many holiday moments.
After stocking up on my Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee from Walmart, I headed home to create a gift basket that was sure to help my friends make special moments at home even more memorable. I started by adding my Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee and an oversized festive mug to my gift basket.
But I felt like something was just missing. Knowing that I love a little something sweet to go with my coffee when I actually get to sit down and enjoy it during special family moments, I headed to the kitchen to whip up something special. Since I had gone with the classic Dunkin’ Donuts® flavors, I decided to add a little burst of holiday cheer through some easy to make Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Biscotti.
What You Will Need:
1 and 1/2 Cups of Sugar
1 Stick of Butter
1 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract
3 Cups of Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/3 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Peppermint Candies (crushed)
How to Make It:
Knowing that this biscotti would perfectly compliment the Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee in my gift basket, I began by adding my softened butter, sugar, peppermint extract and eggs to a bowl and gently mixing them together.
Once these ingredients were well combined, I poured in my flour, baking powder and salt and mixed all the ingredients together until they formed a stiff dough.
With the dough for my biscotti ready, I greased a baking sheet and shaped my biscotti dough into two long rectangles.
Into the oven they went for thirty minutes on 350 degrees.
Once my biscotti was cooked to perfection, I removed it from the oven and allowed it to cool completely. Then I used a sharp knife to cut it into pieces.
Once it was cut into pieces, I melted my chocolate and dipped each piece in, covering about half of each piece of biscotti with chocolate.
After laying my chocolate covered biscotti on a piece of wax paper, I sprinkled crushed peppermint candies over the top and gently pushed them down into the chocolate to help them stick.
And just like that I had a sweet seasonal treat that was sure to complete my gift basket.
After adding my prepared biscotti to small plastic bags and tying a festive ribbons around the top, I placed my goodies next to my coffee in my gift basket and instantly, I had the perfect gift basket to help make many special moments even more memorable.
And, I’ll be honest, I kept a little for myself as well. After all, I hadn’t forgotten to pick up Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee for myself to make all my holiday moments more memorable!
This holiday season, I’m know there will be family movies, singing of Christmas carols and opening of gifts. There will be moments of sitting with the kids and sharing stories with friends. Moments of laughter and love. And each of those moments will be punctuated with the perfect cup of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee and homemade biscotti thanks to my fabulous gift.
As you think of gifts to give that will make the holiday season special, I hope you will think of giving Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee from Walmart. With each cup you share, bag you give and gift basket you present you’ll be sharing the ability to make holiday moments even more memorable, one delicious cup of coffee at a time.
Ready to start sharing Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee for the holiday season? Head to Walmart today to check out the variety of seasonal favorites, amazing flavors and classic roasts that are perfect for every Dunkin’ Donuts® fan! Then be sure to get the coffee you love for yourself and others for less using this $1.00 off Ibotta coupon exclusively at Walmart.
So what are you waiting for? This holiday season, it’s #DunkinToTheRescue. Gift an amazing gift basket. Invite family and friends to join you for conversation and coffee. Because no matter how you share your coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts® ensures that you’ve got the perfect cup every time.
Tell me, what’s your favorite flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts® . The opinions and text are all mine.