This Christmas Dessert Board is packed with cookies, candies, fruit cake, and cup tiramisu. Some are store bought but most are homemade.
Apparently Charcuterie boards are all the rage these days. It must be true since I have noticed all the wooden boards of different shapes and sizes being sold at kitchen stores. I love wooden utensils and so I naturally gravitate to such items when I visit stores like TJ Maxx and Homegoods. I already have two large boards that you may have seen in my videos but I picked up one more with a handle this time. After which I was of course waiting for the opportunity and excuse to create my first board.
A Dessert Board
With Christmas just around the corner, the family wanted to have some friends over and so I decided to create 3 boards for the gathering. Yes, I know it is a little ambitious but I was excited to give these artful boards a go. This Christmas Dessert Board that I am sharing with you today will be followed by the other two boards soon. I made a total of 9 different cookies, cake, and dessert over several days and bought the cake pop and candies to complete this board. So, it is a mix of mostly homemade and some store bought goodies.
What is Charcuterie?
The word charcuterie originated in France and the traditional art of charcuterie involves preparing cured meats and meat products. I guess you can say our modern definition of charcuterie board has evolved to include finger foods, fruits, nuts, and dips. Since my dessert board does not included any meat products, I have decided to drop the word charcuterie but it is based on the same artful board presentation.
Recipes on this Christmas Dessert Board
Some of the cookie and cake recipes are already on this blog and you can find the recipe links below. I will be updating them very soon with new pictures I have recently taken. I will post the rest of the recipes in the next few days and they are as follows…
1. Cranberry Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies
2. M&M Coconut Snowball Cookies
3. Rolo Pretzel Delights
4. Tiramisu In a Cup
Please do check back for those recipes.
Turquoise Blue is My New Black in Home Decor
You may have noticed that turquoise blue is my current black in home decor color. We have a blue and white Christmas tree and so naturally I had to come up with some blue and white colored cookies. I am especially delighted with those turquoise blue and white checkerboard cookies. The turquoise blue squares are flavored with vanilla while the white squares are flavored with lemon and they go together so well.
Tiramisu In a Cup
This Tiramisu In a Cup is one we enjoyed very much when we were in transition on our move to this new house. I had only a few cooking utensils in the rented property and so I had to make easy desserts for the family. This was one of them and the other was Fruit Jello In a Cup. Perhaps I will share that too someday.
Tools Used in Making This Christmas Dessert Board
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Hamilton Beach Power Deluxe Hand Mixer
Stainless Steel 5 Inch Fine Mesh Flour Sifter
Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Spoon Set
AirBake Nonstick 2 Pack Cookie Sheet Set, 14in x 12in and 16in x 14in
Kitchenatics 100% Stainless Steel Wire Cooling and Roasting Rack
Fox Run 3605 Linzer Cookie Cutter Set, Stainless Steel, 6-Piece
Recipes Used In This Christmas Dessert Board
Listed below are the recipes used in this board. Please do check them out.
Cranberry Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies
Lavender Linzer Cookies
M&M Coconut Snowball Cookies
M&M, Hugs, and Kisses Holiday Pretzels
Rich Fruit Cake
Soft Chewy M&M Cookies
I hope I have given you sufficient ideas on how to create a Christmas Dessert Board for your upcoming gatherings. Not everything on the board needs to be homemade. You can buy store bought cookies, cakes, and desserts and still create a beautiful and delectable dessert board. Do give it a try, be creative, and most of all have fun.
More Cookie Recipes
Cashew Nut Cookies
Coconut Cherry Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coconut Pecan Cookies
Lavender Almond Cookies
Molded Sugar Cookies
Orange Pecan Cookies
Peanut Butter Stamped Cookies
Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Salted Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies
Shortbread Stamped Cookies
Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios
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