Christmas time brings a flood of memories for us all, and I am sure we can all agree that milk and cookies for Santa are a common theme. This year, we’ve fallen in love with a new tradition. A gourmet cookie + flavored milk pairing. Yes, certainly to share with Santa, but perhaps even more so for the rest of us! Chefs and bloggers have been creating and sharing these combinations for the past few weeks. Here are a few of our favorites that we’re trying around the Eat Y’all kitchen this holiday season! Merry Christmas… And cheers!


Whitney Miller’s Coffee Milk Tea + Brownie Cookies


Whitney Miller, winner of the first season of Masterchef on FOX, Florida resident and native Mississippian, certainly wows us again and again with her rich Southern Classics – and these Brownie Cookies are no exception. We were, however, pleasantly delighted by her refreshingly light combination of milk, green tea and coffee to go along with them, which she aptly named, Coffee Milk Tea.


Stephanie Little’s Milk Punch +  Southern Living’s 5 Ingredient Sugar Cookies


Traditional sugar cookies with the richness of a bourbon milk punch is a great way to start a silent night.


Deep South Dish’s  Old Fashioned Boiled Custard (eggnog base)+ Italian Anise Cookies

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Mary Foreman, the popular home cook behind the wildly successful Deep South Dish blog and Best of the Best presents Deep South Dish Homestyle Southern Recipes cookbook released in 2015, certainly knows a thing or two about Southern cooking. Her website is filled with old fashioned favorites for Christmas, and these recipes for Old Fashioned Boiled Custard with an eggnog base and Italian Anise Cookies happen to be some of the best we’ve tried.


Seeded at the Table Gingerbread Biscotti + DIY Milk Froth for your favorite coffee

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Nikki Gladd from Seeded at the Table wins the prize for the very best biscotti recipe we’ve discovered this season. Biscotti is a twice baked cookie best enjoyed after dipping it in a hot drink. We guarantee that you won’t be able to resist this take on gingerbread. These are also perfect wrapping individually and giving as small gifts. Also, if you’ve ever wanted that rich milk froth on top of your favorite coffee or espresso, but don’t happen to own a milk steamer, you will love Nikki’s tips for a DIY milk froth.



And one last crowd favorite created by Jay Ducote at Bite and Booze jayd cocktail recipe

Our friend, Jay Ducote, has had quite a year. As runner-up on 2015’s Next Food Network Star and arguably the crowd favorite, Jay has been busy with media appearances, expanding his gourmet product line and more. Jay shares a favorite drink that he calls Festive Folklore to make bar tending at your next holiday get-together a snap. We especially love his use of our favorite new Southern-made rum, Rougaroux, that hails from the sugarcane fields of south Louisiana.
Festive Folklore
  • 1 ounce Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum
  • 2 ounces of good quality prepared eggnog
Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice, add rum and eggnog. Shake and pour in a glass. Garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg.
>> Merry Christmas from our Eat Y’all family to yours. We hope these milk and cookie combinations will help you connect with friends and family that you love this season. We’d love to hear from you, too. Share this story on your favorite social media and tag us @letseatyall on Twitter or Instagram, so we can say hello!