Clever Christmas Cookie Garnishing Idea

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.

two star shaped Christmas cookies on rims of glasses filled with milk

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.

Star shaped Christmas sugar cookie  with green and white sprinkles on top.

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.

Two star shaped cookies  sitting on the rims of milk filled drinking glasses.

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.

Clever Christmas cookie making idea

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.

Cookies for Santa ideas

A little something special for your guests, Santa, and your family this holiday.

I recommend starting your Christmas cookie baking very early in the season. Why? Well then you can enjoy some cookies and a delicious seasonal beverage while perusing these Christmas decorating ideas.

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14 Comments

  1. Sweet E's Bake Shop says:

    These Christmas cookie garnishing ideas are fantastic! The creativity and simplicity presented here are perfect for adding a festive touch to holiday baking. From snowflakes to peppermint swirls, these tips make decorating cookies a joy.

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  2. Love this peek inside your lovely home. The cookie on the rim is so fun!! Hope you are feeling stronger everyday from your hip surgery.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank you Siouxz – I feel like I am almost back to 100% after my hip surgery. Still more PT that really helps. Wishing you a very happy holiday season.

  3. ornaments says:

    We also made the chocolate dipped and drizzled pretzels. It will take me until next Christmas to recover. I’ve wanted to do it for several years but we just lived too far away to coordinate everyone’s schedules. Such a clever idea. One of my favorite things about your blog is how you think outside the box.

  4. 1960s girl says:

    Hello! Very clever and pretty indeed!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Love this idea. Fantastic. I made 300 cookies for Hospital here will use this next year.

  6. johnsonsophia016 says:

    thanks for such an cool ideas. i really like it.

  7. richardmia92 says:

    awww, so cute. i really like it.

  8. How cute is that!!! I love it!

    I made sugar cookie from scratch and just finished the second decorating session with my 4, 9 and 12 year old grandchildren. We also made the chocolate dipped and drizzled pretzels. It will take me until next Christmas to recover! LOL.

    Seriously, we had a ball. I’ve wanted to do it for several years but we just lived too far away to coordinate everyone’s schedules. We moved to the same town as the grands and have stayed busy with them since then. (I am exhausted though)

    Can’t wait to try your other recipes.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Laraine Larkin says:

    great idea for next years cookie exchange!

  10. Such a clever idea! One of my favorite things about your blog is how you think outside the box!

  11. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    Very very clever! I love it!