When it comes to the holidays and large family gatherings, cookies always come to mind. That’s why a cookie charcuterie board is such an ingenious entertaining idea! Whether it’s filled with homemade holiday faves, store-bought staples, or traditional family bakes, your guests will love sampling all the delicious options you have to offer.
Not sure how to make your own cookie charcuterie board? Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Make One for Any Occasion
You’ll be the talk of the town when you show up to your next event with a showstopping cookie board. And that’s the great thing about cookie charcuterie boards—they can complement any type of party or get-together. Add hazelnut linzer heart cookies for a Valentine’s Day party, lemon madeleines for a bridal shower, or store-bought cupcakes for a low-key backyard get-together. Plus, since your desserts are all on one board, it’s easy to take with you and bring to a potluck.
Add a fun spin to traditional cookie exchange parties by asking your guests to come with a dozen of their favorite cookies. Then, after everyone arrives, add them all to a platter or board. It’s that easy! Your guests can try which cookies they want and even take a few home with them.
2. Anything Can Be a Board
Depending on how many people are coming to the party, you can use anything as a board. For smaller get-togethers, try a small platter, Lazy Susan, or large plate. And for a bigger group of people (10 or more), stick with a large tray or Wood Cutting Board.
3. Your Board, Your Way
There is no wrong way to build a cookie board. You can include anything from homemade snickerdoodles and chocolate-covered strawberries to Pumpkin Donut Holes and Double Stuf Oreos. As you decide which sweet treats to include in your cookie board, make sure they vary in size, shape, color, flavor, and texture so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Need an idea or two? Here are some of our favorite recipes you can include in your next cookie board!
Add some food color to these piped meringue cookies to add a pop of color to your board.
With different cookie doughs, fillings, and toppings, you can make a flavorful tray of thumbprint cookies.
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