Are you inviting friends over for a Christmas get-together and planning to serve Christmas cookies? Or do you leave Christmas cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve? If so, I have a clever way for you to serve them in style.
Place a homemade baked cookie on the rim of a glass of milk, eggnog or even on the rim of a mug of hot chocolate. It is very easy to do.
I used a star-shaped cookie cutter to make basic sugar cookies. As soon as they were out of the oven and still soft, I used a paring knife to cut a thin slit in each cookie before it cooled.
Test one cookie on a glass before cutting all of them to be sure the slit/cut is the right size for the cookies to rest on the rim of the glass. I made mine too large at first, so a little trial and error approach may be needed.
This garnishing idea can only be done with crisp homemade Christmas cookies. Soft cookies will break apart after sitting on the rim for a few minutes.
You can even do this with drop-style cookies. Just cut the slits in each cookie as soon as you take them out of the oven and before they are cooled.
If you have a collection of cookies cutters, snowflake shapes work well also.
A little something special for your guests, Santa, and your family this holiday.