The Perfect Pair: A Brief History of Milk and Cookies

Do you remember coming home from school to a plate of warm cookies and a cold glass of milk? Or leaving out cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve? There’s something special about the combination of milk and cookies that has made it a beloved tradition for generations.

But where did this tradition come from? And why are milk and cookies such a perfect pair?

The history of milk and cookies dates back centuries. In 19th century Europe, it was common to dunk hard biscuits in wine or ale. As trade routes expanded, sugar became more widely available, leading to the creation of sweeter treats like cookies. By the 17th century, it had become common to serve these sweet treats with a hot drink like tea or coffee.

But it wasn’t until the 20th century that milk became the go-to pairing for cookies. With the rise of refrigeration, families began keeping bottles of milk on hand at all times. It didn’t take long before people realized cold milk was the perfect complement to warm, freshly baked cookies.

At Borden Dairy, we know just how important this tradition is. Our creamy, delicious milk is the perfect accompaniment to any cookie experience or recipe – whether you prefer classic chocolate chip or something more adventurous.

So next time you’re enjoying a plate of warm cookies straight from the oven, don’t forget to pour yourself a cold glass of Borden Dairy milk! It’s a timeless combination that will always bring a smile to your face. 😊