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One of my most beloved December traditions is sharing homemade cookies with friends and family, especially when they’re warm out of the oven and topped with a scoop of Tillamook Ice Cream. While you can’t really go wrong pairing cookies and ice cream, I did a little testing to come up with four of my favorite flavor combinations to treat your friends, family, and self to this holiday season.

White Chocolate Raspberry Yum Ice Cream with Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies
White Chocolate Raspberry Yum with Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

The simplicity of the sugar cookie is the perfect match for the rich white chocolate base of this ice cream. The swirl (made with real Oregon Raspberries) adds the perfect punch of fruity sweetness to round out the combination.

Oregon Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
Oregon Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

This combination has it all: sugar, spice, and everything nice! The zesty ginger in the cookies is met with the salty sweetness of the ice cream for an utterly delightful harmony of flavors.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
 with Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

It’s no secret that mint and chocolate taste great together. Chocolate crinkle cookies are dense like a brownie, so the refreshing minty ice cream creates the perfect balance.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
 with Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies

Eggnog is one of my favorite seasonal treats that I like to savor in as many ways as possible while I can. Eggnog and snickerdoodles pack some spice, but aren’t as intense and overpowering as some other spices like ginger. For these cookies, I chose a vanilla ice cream to make sure the ice cream didn’t outshine the cookies’ flavor. Classic holiday favorites, together in each tasty bite!

Did we forget your favorite holiday cookie!? Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite holiday cookie and ice cream pair. May your holidays be full of sweetness!

2 comments

Kim Kat Shepherd

Why did I just watch your videos on cheese making and ice cream making and had to hold back tears. I love your ice cream and cheese. If I ever get to Oregon, I will see take the tour.

December 14th, 2014 at 8:36 am

Tillamook Team

Hi there,
Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm so happy to hear you're such a fan of our products and that you enjoyed getting to see how they're made! I'll be sure to share your note with the team that worked on those videos, I know they'll love to hear it! Hope you'll make it up here someday to tour the Cheese Factory!

All the best,
Amalya of the Tillamook team

December 15th, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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