Get Creative with a DIY Cookie Frosting Board

Get Creative with a DIY Cookie Frosting Board

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Hold onto your Santa hats, dessert enthusiasts, because this Christmas Cookie Frosting Board will dazzle your taste buds and make your holiday celebrations much merrier!

Frosting Board Cover Image

Imagine a delicious winter wonderland where cookies, frosting, and candies combine to make the best dessert ever, all in fun shapes and colors.

This tantalizing twist on the classic charcuterie board promises to satisfy your sweet tooth and spread holiday cheer. So keep your eyes peeled and your cookie cutters ready as I unveil the full recipe that’ll have you decking the halls with sugar and spice!

History of the Dish

Ah, the Christmas Cookie Frosting Board—an edible masterpiece steeped in centuries of Yuletide traditions. But did you know this flavorful tradition traces its humble beginnings to the earthy goodness of honey, nuts, and dried fruits, which graced the tables of winter celebrations to mark the seasonal shift?

Fast forward to medieval Europe, where exotic spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger added warmth and wonder to these sweet treats. Not only did cookies become decorative elements, gifts, and offerings to gods and spirits, but they also found their way into our hearts through the age-old custom of leaving cookies and milk for Santa Claus, a nod to Norse or Germanic traditions.

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As cookies gained popularity, their versatility shone, with easy-to-make, store, and transport qualities that made them an undeniable holiday staple. So, as you indulge in the nostalgic charm of the Christmas Cookie Frosting Board, let the history of each delectable bite whisk you away to a bygone era of festive cheer!

What Can You Serve With a Christmas Cookie Frosting Board?

Ready to elevate your Christmas Cookie Frosting Board with many delightful accompaniments? Well, mix and match these tasty options for a visually appealing and deliciously diverse Christmas Cookie Frosting Board.

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  • Fresh fruits: Add a pop of color and a hint of natural sweetness with berries, apple slices, or orange segments.
  • Chocolate: Offer a variety of chocolate morsels, including milk, dark, and white chocolate chips or chunks for dipping and drizzling.
  • Nuts: Provide a salty counterpoint and a satisfying crunch with almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios.
  • Pretzels: Both traditional and chocolate-covered pretzels can bring a salty twist to your sweet board.
  • Graham crackers: These classic treats make a fantastic dipping option and pair well with various frostings.
  • Marshmallows: A selection of regular and flavored marshmallows can add a fluffy, sweet touch.
  • Caramel and hot fudge: Drizzle these ooey-gooey sauces over your cookies or serve them in small bowls for dipping.
  • Spreads: Include a variety of spreads like Nutella, peanut butter, or cookie butter for extra indulgence.
  • Holiday-themed candies: Spruce up your board with festive candy canes, chocolate Santas, or foil-wrapped chocolates for a touch of holiday cheer.
Frosting Board Ingredients


  • Cookies: choose your favorite festive options, like gingerbread, sugar cookies, or shortbread.
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting: placed in a piping bag with a large star tip for elegant designs
  • Assorted candies: festive options such as candy canes, chocolate Santas, or foil-wrapped chocolates
  • Sprinkles: colorful, holiday-themed varieties to add a touch of sparkle and whimsy

Preparation Instructions

pipe frosting on board

Pipe elegant swirls of frosting directly onto your chosen board, creating a visually appealing foundation for your dessert masterpiece.

add sprinkles and candies on frosting

Generously sprinkle a delightful mix of candies and sprinkles atop the frosting, infusing your board with color, charm, and a touch of holiday magic.

arrange cookies on frosting board

Thoughtfully arrange your festive cookies along the outer edges of the board, framing your frosted canvas and inviting your guests to dive into this tantalizing treat.

serve the frosting board

Gather your loved ones and dive into this delicious dessert spread.

How Could You Switch This Up a Bit?

There are many ways to switch up the Christmas Cookie Frosting Board recipe. Here are some ideas:

Change up the usual by trying out a variety of frosting colors and flavors, like white frosting with red and green sprinkles or chocolate frosting with mini marshmallows and candy canes.

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Venture beyond cookies with various dippers like brownies, blondies, rice krispie treats, cake pops, donuts, muffins, or fresh and dried fruits!

But why limit yourself to sweet indulgences? Introduce a thrilling contrast by incorporating savory elements into your masterpiece. Popcorn, pretzel rods, cheese crackers, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, or nuts like almonds, pecans, and pistachios can all add a delightful balance to your board.


How do I store leftover frosting cookies?

After a celebration, you can keep leftover cookies and frosting in the fridge for up to three days if you put them in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Just separate the frosting from the cookies and wrap them well to prevent freezer burn.

Can I make the frosting board ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the frosting board ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Cover it with plastic wrap or foil to prevent it from drying out.

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How do I transport the frosting board?

If you must transport the frosting board to another location, use a large baking sheet or tray with raised edges. You can also use a cardboard box or a cake carrier.

Yield: 12 - 15 servings

Christmas Cookie Frosting Board - A Fun Take on a Butter Board

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Hold onto your Santa hats, dessert enthusiasts, because this Christmas Cookie Frosting Board will dazzle your taste buds and make your holiday celebrations much merrier!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Cookies
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a large star tip
  • Assorted candies
  • Sprinkles


Pipe swirls of frosting directly onto the board.

Sprinkle on candies and sprinkles.

Arrange cookies along the outside of the board.

Dip, share, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
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