Now that it is December, it’s time to enjoy a classic snack of milk and cookies. This combination isn’t reserved only for Santa Claus this time of year, as you must decide what flavor will be left out on Christmas Eve. It’s time to try as many cookies as you can ahead of the big night to find the flavor combination everyone in your family will approve.
And, wonderfully, there are so many types of cookies in the world that go with a glass of real milk. To help you start your list of what cookies to taste in such a short time, here are 5 great holiday cookie and milk pairings.
Filled with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, gingersnaps bring warm, crisp flavors that have you almost instinctually sipping on milk afterward. If you love the taste but want to experience the flavor in a chewier cookie, turn to the classic holiday gingerbread cookie! Make at home for a chance to cut and style your gingerbread men into any theme you choose. For extra sweetness, whip up a dairy-based filling to add between gingerbread cookies for an easy whoopie pie.
But that isn’t the only holiday cookie classic. When hearing the words “cookies and milk,” your mind might immediately imagine a plate full of chocolate chip cookies, a tall glass of milk standing guard behind them. Your mind must be saying that your favorite milk and cookie pairing is a year-round go-to. Break and bake a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies, or mix up a batch with extra chocolate chips. Santa won’t notice a few cookies missing.
And this is a good time to mention that, though oatmeal raisin is a great cookie, don’t let others confuse it with chocolate chip (and vice versa). It’s a turbulent, momentarily disappointing first bite once you realize you didn’t grab the cookie you thought you did.
If you don’t make a few chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, you need to have a dozen or so soft peanut butter cookies on hand. A peanut butter cookie is a strange but wonderful concept to children and a rare treat for parents. Go ahead, take a bite into this creamy hash-marked cookie and follow it with a large gulp of milk, bringing all the taste of peanut butter without your tongue sticking to the roof of your mouth.
If you didn’t get enough flavors of fall this year or are someone who gives a little leeway between seasons, create these Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies. The warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and allspice are brought together through a cream cheese and yogurt filling. And, made with carrot and paired with dairy, you happily claim this as your healthy snack for the day to an audience doubtful to disagree if it means they can take one.
Understandably, though, there are plenty of people who want to jump into the holiday season as soon as possible, bringing a winter theme with them. And with a winter theme, there’s always red velvet. There’s just something about red velvet that is a distinct dessert for festive occasions, especially around Christmastime. Add to your holiday baking list of red velvet cake and red velvet swiss rolls a batch of homemade red velvet cookies full of white chocolate chips to take the festive flavors with you, whether that’s by the fireplace or on a last-minute shopping trip.
Now that you have some delicious cookie options, grab the little helpers and get to the kitchen. With a chance to enjoy freshly made cookies dunked in milk, it’s time to start baking!