Christmas cookie charcuterie boards will make Santa very happy
Charcuterie boards aka meat and cheese platters (let’s be real) have been a thing for a long time. Who doesn’t like some salami, some cheddar, and a few crackers? Delicious. But since it got a fancy name and fancy restaurants have begun serving charcuterie boards for ridiculous prices, they have been much more popular.
But while a charcuterie board is fine for Christmas, a Christmas cookie charcuterie board is even better. And yes, they are now a thing. What is a Christmas cookie charcuterie board? It’s literally just a board or a platter that is filled with different kinds of cookies.
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Did this use to be called a cookie platter? Obviously, but let’s go with the new name for now. Cookies aren’t the only thing you can include on these sweet charcuterie boards. You can add in candy and slices of cake as well. What’s a sugary holiday charcuterie without a few candy canes after all?
Fill your Christmas cookie charcuterie boards with all your favorite holiday sweets
If you really need savory with your sweet, you can definitely put your meat and cheese (or fancy pretzels and crackers) on one side and your cookies and candies on the other. If you do this, you may want to plate it right before serving so your cookies don’t take on the flavor of anything on the savory side.
If you’re putting garlic-flavored cheese on one side, wait until the last minute to put your cookies on, otherwise…it won’t be good.
Also, while most of the examples are Christmas-related, you can totally do this for Hanukkah too. There’s no reason you can’t put rugelach, Hanukkah gelt, fried donuts, slices of babka, and even a few latkes on a board and serve it to your family.
Whether you make this for Santa, for the family and friends you’re seeing this holiday, or for a friend whose doorstep you’re going to drop it on, you really can’t go wrong. And please, do not feel like you have to make everything. Store bought cookies and sweets are more than fine.
What do you think of Christmas cookie charcuterie boards? What would you put on yours? Let us know in the comments below!