Milk and cookies make the holiday season brighter! These cute Christmas cookie boards are easy to put together and perfect for a festive movie night or winter party.
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Milk and Cookies
Is there anything better than milk and cookies? The classic combination of that soft or crunchy cookie with cold, smooth milk is absolute perfection.
We’ve put together our favorite holiday Christmas cookie board to display at your next holiday gathering. You can be ambitious and make all the treats and cookies yourself or BIY (buy it yourself, something I love doing).
Where did milk cookies originate?
According to History.com, this modern tradition can be traced back to the Great Depression in the 1930’s. Parents wanted to teach their children the value of charity, so they baked chocolate chip cookies to place in stockings. Then they poured a glass of milk for Santa, what we now know as a classic childhood treat.
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How to make a Christmas cookie box or board
Putting together a Christmas cookie box or board is quite simple. Start by getting your favorite small wooden box, wood or white platter.
Add a variety of cookies and treats in different little piles. Use brown and white paper candy cups to put one or two in for extra pizzaz! You can also put a Christmas mug on the tray and fill with tall cookies like biscotti or pirouettes.
Add a festive tea towel and pretty just of milk and boom, there you have it! Feel free to use your creativity. Cookies aren’t the only thing that can go on your tray. Popcorn, candies and chocolates can also be added.
What are the best homemade cookies to put on your cookie tray?
Let me just start by saying the you can absolutely buy a variety of cookies from the grocery store and not have to make a single one. However, if you want to bake this holiday season, we have a bunch of Christmas cookies and treats that we recommend putting out. Here are our favorites…
- Christmas Crack
- Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies
- BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Decorated Sugar Cookies
- Gluten-Free Peppermint Sugar Cookie Mousse Cups
- Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate chip Cookie Sandwiches
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
- Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles
- Semi-Homemade Christmas Cookies
- Gluten-Free Apple Pie Cookie Cups
- Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
What are some dairy-free milk and cookies options?
While serving coconut milk or almond milk works with this milk and cookie board for those avoiding dairy, you may consider another option…
One reason that some people stop drinking milk is due to stomach discomfort. a2 Milk® is 100% real milk that’s easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort. a2 Milk® is different than many milks you may have tried. It comes from cows that naturally produce only pure A2 protein, which is easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort.
Here are some of my favorite dairy-free cookie options to make the board with as well. Each is festive, fun and super delicious whether you are dairy-free or not.
- Vegan chocolate snowflake sugar cookies and vegan chocolate crinkle cookies from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free
- Dairy-free gingerbread people cookies from the Spruce Eats
- Gluten-free peanut butter blossoms from Gluten Free Palate
- Gluten-free vegan frosted sugar cookie cut-outs from Flippin Delicious
- Flourless chocolate cookies from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
- Gluten-free soft chocolate chip cookies from Vegetarian Mama
Photos by Amie Pendle