This cookie charcuterie board is such a fun way to serve sweet treats at special events or family gatherings! Pack your cookie board with your favorite charcuterie decorated cookies, then add some fresh fruit, gluten-free graham crackers, dried fruit, and more if you’d like.
Making a cookie board is not your traditional charcuterie board or traditional dessert but it sure comes together cute and will WOW your guests. With this board, you’re able to get creative and serve a large number of people which makes it perfect for a holiday party or gathering!
I love adding cookies to almost all of our charcuterie board like this Christmas charcuterie board. Even our small charcuterie board can feature sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies.
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Feel free to get creative with your cookies in festive boards like this halloween charcuterie board, valentines charcuterie board, and Mexican charcuterie board. The fun part about a snack board is decorating it YOUR way with a variety of things!
You can even do breakfast cookies for our pancake charcuterie board or add some red velvet cake mix cookies. Or, you could have these cute charcuterie cones that everyone loves to put together. They’re so adorable and fun.
Tips for Choosing Your Cookies
Like any charcuterie starting point, you want to add with choosing 2-3 large items (cookies) first. You’ll want to then have medium and smaller cookies or dessert items as well. As for the type of cookie, that is entirely up to you! I always like decorated sugar cookies like these.
Bowls of white chocolate, Hershey’s kisses, seasonal treats like candy canes, or even small pieces of fruit make great additions to a dessert table. Feel free to add fresh herbs to the side of the board to fill in those empty spaces.
Lastly when choosing your cookies, you’ll want to make sure you account for any dietary restrictions. We use gluten-free cookies on our board and nobody even knows the difference! Gluten-free charcuterie is actually much easier to make than you think and you can make it into individual charcuterie boxes.
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Ingredients for cookie charcuterie board
Although most of the ingredients on a cookie tray are up to you, here are the basic starting points. Feel free to customize for fun board like this super bowl charcuterie board or our easy charcuterie board.
Our charcuterie cookies from Enchanted Cookie Boutique were a such a hit. But you don’t need charcuterie cookies for a cookie board. Homemade cookies, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, etc. will all work just fine.
Make sure you have different cookies of different sizes, types, and colors to get a variety of textures on your board. This works especially well for your favorite Christmas cookies and a holiday cookie exchange or on our birthday charcuterie board.
Dips and spreads
Like any other charcuterie board, you can add small bowls of dips and spreads to this recipe as well. Extra frosting or even edible cookie dough would make a great addition to your own cookie charcuterie board.
During the holiday season you can add all sorts of items to a Christmas dessert board. Candy canes, hot chocolate, peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate chips, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. are fun holiday items to add to your board.
How to arrange a cookie board
Step 1: Get a cutting board or pretty tray and place small bowls and where you would like them
Step 2: Add some dips, sauce or berries in the little cups as well as anything else that would cause a mess
Step 3: Place large cookies around the board as you please
Step 4: Add small cookies in different areas and then add some fruit, chocolates, coconut shreds, nuts, and other desired ingredients around your board
Pro Tip: If making homemade cookies, use cookie cutters to give your cookies different shapes and sizes!
Expert tips and FAQs
If you don’t have a large wooden board you can use whatever you have! The most important thing is that you have a flat surface so even a baking sheet would work!
It’s best to plan for each person eating 3-5 cookies/treats that you have on your board. This will depend on the person as well as the size of the treats.
Yes! Even a traditional board has chocolate on it! Chocolate chips, chocolate covered pretzels, bark, fudge, etc. are all great options. You could even add brownies to your dessert board as well.
Cookies featured on our board
Our cookie charcuterie board was made of cookies that look like traditional charcuterie board elements! It was so fun and such a creative way to serve dessert. Here are a few types of cookies we had!
- Brie wheel and wedge
- Swiss cheese wedge and slices
- Cheddar cheese squares
The salami was one of my favorites! I loved the details and depth of the fat to meat in traditional salami slices. The cute rounded discs make for the perfect accompaniment on this cheese board.
How to serve a dessert board
Served all up on a big wooden platter and it was a lovely dessert to serve at my sisters wedding. She featured five six-foot wooden charcuterie tables full of delicious eats like Italian meats, crackers, fresh and dried fruit, nuts and dips.
We loved keeping dessert within the theme and surprising guests with these charcuterie cheese board cookies. They loved them too!
Cookies from Enchanted Cookie Boutique
Alright, now it’s time to reach out to Shanan from Enchanted Cookie Boutique. She will take great care of you! Her cookies can be ordered gluten-free or regular. She bakes in the same kitchen but uses separate utensils and doesn’t bake or cook them at the same time.
Shanan also delivers her cookies nationwide! That’s right, now even those of you not here locally, can enjoy the goodness that is cookies from Enchanted Cookie Boutique.
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Cookie Charcuterie Board
- 15 large decorated sugar cookies
- 20 medium decorated sugar cookies
- 45 small decorated sugar cookies
- 15 ounces fresh fruit
- 10 ounces dried fruit
- 15 ounces chocolates or other candies
- Step 1: Get a cutting board and place small bowls and where you would like them
- Step 2: Add some dips, sauce or berries in the little cups as well as anything else that would cause a mess
- Step 3: Large cookies around the board as you please
- Step 4: Add small and medium cookies then if you prefer, you can also add fruit, chocolates, coconut shreds, and nuts, and other desired ingredients around your board
*This post was originally published August 28, 2018 but has since been updated with more information.
This is so fun and so creative!! It was a huge hit at my party 🙂