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Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

Milk and cookies…what a quintessential dessert pairing!

Our Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight combines four different flavors of milk with mini cookie cups that are decorated with all kinds of delicious sweet toppings. It’s a fun and delicious idea for your next dinner party – or anytime you have a craving for cookies and milk!

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Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

What is a Flight?

A “flight” is a group of similar items next to each other – such as a flight of birds or a flight of stairs.

Many restaurants these days serve beverage flights – a grouping of two or more similar beverages such as a beer, wine or whiskey – giving patrons the chance to sample different flavors in relation to one another.

In the case of our Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight, we paired four flavors of cold, delicious milk: coffee milk, strawberry milk, chocolate milk, and classic white milk. Each flavor of milk is served with a little cookie cup in a complementary flavor.

Here’s a closer look at the deliciousness:

Coffee-flavored milk served with a chocolate cookie cup that is topped with mocha frosting and a chocolate-covered espresso bean.

Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

Strawberry-flavored milk served with a lemon cookie cup, topped with lemon frosting and a fresh strawberry.

Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

Chocolate-flavored milk paired with a peanut butter cookie cup that has been topped with chocolate ganache and Reese’s Pieces.

Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

White milk served with a chocolate chip cookie cup, topped with whipped cream and drizzle of chocolate syrup.

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How do you make this Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight?

To make our Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight, we started with one basic cookie batter – then divided it into four portions. Each portion was flavored with additional ingredients, then baked in a mini cupcake pan.

Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

Then we decorated each cookie cup with frosting, ganache, or whipped cream and garnished with candies, fresh fruit or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  Finally, we paired each decorated cookie cup with a delicious glass of farm fresh milk!

The result – a really fun dessert that your guests will love! We served our milk and cookies on this flight board.

More about New England Dairy

Our partners, New England Dairy, and the more than 1,000 dairy farming families of New England produce high-quality, fresh dairy products through the use of innovative and safe technologies. As always, the dairy industry delivers exceptional animal care, sustainable nutrition, and a high-quality fresh product we can all enjoy.

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During these uncertain times, you may have seen headlines about how the pandemic has impacted the dairy industry. Learn more about the impacts here.

Even while times are tough, New England dairy farmers have provided more than $56,000 in funding for coolers to deliver milk as part of meals to children and their families.  You can read more about their efforts here.

Learn more about how you can help get milk to your community food bank here.

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Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

Milk and Cookies Dessert Flight

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookie cups (9 of each flavor)
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Basic starter cookie dough

6 tablespoons softened butter

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (10 tablespoons)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar (10 tablespoons)

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Eggs

*2 eggs beaten which will not be added to starter mix but divided between the four cookie doughs*

Chocolate

¼ of the starter mix from above (a little over one cup)

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ of the egg mixture (half of one large egg weighs just under one ounce)

1 ½ teaspoons water

1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate chip

¼ of the starter mix from above (a little over one cup)

¼ of the egg mixture (half of one large egg weighs just under one ounce)

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

Peanut butter

¼ of the starter mix from above (a little over one cup)

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ of the egg mixture (half of one large egg weighs just under one ounce)

¼ cup chunky peanut butter, any brand

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Lemon

¼ of the starter mix from above (a little over one cup)

Zest from half a lemon

½ teaspoon corn starch

¼ of the egg mixture (half of one large egg weighs just under one ounce)

1 tablespoon melted butter

4 drops yellow food color

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon lemon extract

½ teaspoon honey

Topping suggestions & Milk Pairings

Chocolate Cookie Cups

  • Topped with mocha frosting* (see notes below for ingredients) and a chocolate covered espresso bean
  • Served with coffee flavored milk (white milk & coffee syrup)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  • Topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup
  • Served with plain, white milk

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

  • Topped with chocolate ganache** (see notes below for ingredients) and Reese’s Pieces
  • Served with chocolate milk (white milk and chocolate syrup)

Lemon Cookie Cups

  • Topped with store-bought lemon frosting and a fresh strawberry
  • Served with strawberry milk (white milk & strawberry syrup)

Instructions

Make the basic starter by beating butter in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment for one minute.

Add granulated sugar and beat to combine.

Add oil and beat to combine.

Add brown sugar and beat to combine.

Scrape bowl and beat again.

Add salt and baking soda and beat to combine.

With mixer running, slowly add flour until mixed in.

Scrape and beat again.

Beat the two eggs and set aside. Two eggs should weigh just under four ounces. One quarter of that is just under one ounce, which will be used in each dough.

Place four bowls on your counter and divide the dough equally between the four bowls, about a cup of mix per bowl.

To the first one to make the chocolate dough, completely stir in cocoa powder.

In a small bowl place ¼ of the egg and whisk in the water, oil and extract then add to the starter mixture and combine with a stiff spatula or wooden spoon. Set this chocolate dough aside.

To make the chocolate chip dough, beat 1/4 of the egg, oil, and vanilla then add to the starter mixture to form a dough. Add chocolate chips and nuts and mix to incorporate. Set the chocolate chip dough aside.

To make the peanut butter dough, mix in the all-purpose flour and baking soda together to combine.

In a separate small bowl, beat 1/4 of the egg with the peanut butter, oil and vanilla then mix into the starter mixture along with the flour mixture with a stiff spatula or wooden spoon until combined. Set the peanut butter dough aside.

To make the lemon dough, mix the zest and corn starch together and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk 1/4 of the egg, butter, food color, lemon juice, lemon extract and honey. Then add this to the starter mixture along with the corn starch mixture and combine with a stiff spatula or wooden spoon. This dough will be looser than the other three doughs.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F with the oven rack in the top third of the oven.

Each dough will make nine mini cookie cups for a total of 3 dozen so for baking, you will need to bake 2-3 batches depending on the size of your tea muffin pan. Our pan held 24 so we baked 24 then another 12.

Spray a small amount of kitchen pan spray across the top of the tea muffin pan then line your paper tea muffin cups. Fill each batter right up to the top of the paper edge even with the top, do not over fill.

Bake 10-12 minutes until a toothpick inserted into any flavor comes out clean. Ours took 11 minutes but ovens vary so check at ten minutes.

Cool for five minutes in the pan and lift out onto a rack to cool completely.

Refill pan with second batch and repeat.

Once completely cool, make the ganache by heating the cream and chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave in ten second intervals, whisking each time to combine.

To make the mocha frosting, place powdered sugar into a small bowl. In a small cup, whisk instant coffee with brewed coffee then stir into the powdered sugar. Finally whisk in the prepared milk chocolate frosting.

Frost and decorate each as described above and serve with the milk suggestions.

Flavored milks

Strawberry – combine 1 tablespoon of strawberry syrup to 8 ounces of whole milk

Chocolate – combine 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup to 8 ounces whole milk

Coffee – combine 2 tablespoons coffee syrup to 8 ounces whole milk

Notes

**Ganache Recipe – melt together 4 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate bar, finely chopped, not semi-sweet morsels with ¼ cup heavy cream

*Mocha Frosting – if you can find store-bought mocha frosting buy that or buy milk chocolate frosting and combine the following: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 4-5 teaspoons strong coffee, ½ cup milk chocolate frosting

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