Guest article contributed by Spoon photographer Katelyn Jones ’17.
Just thinking of last weekend still makes my stomach grumble. I ate way too many cookies and drank way too much milk, as did most of the other attendees. Where might I have been?
Phi Tau for their termly Milque and Cookies. This term’s theme was Alice in Wonderland. And yes, it’s spelled milque, not milk.
The event showcased 63 different types of cookies (a house record!) ranging from the classic sugar cookie to the exotic white chocolate chip and Dorito cookie (which were among the first to go). Where might all of these different types of cookies have come from?
Dartmouth students, of course. Every term, Phi Tau opens its doors for a three day baking extravaganza where anyone is welcome to bake, no matter their skill level.
A baker can use a recipe or just throw something together of their own creation, and it all goes into their Cookie Book.
This book lists each different type of cookie created, who by and any special notes; the book contains a list of every cookie made at every Milque and Cookie event. But as the name suggests the event is not just about cookies — it’s also about the milque!
The fraternity makes batches of different types of milk including the classic vanilla and chocolate, but they also make a constantly rotating third one.
This term it was maple, which was actually brought back by popular demand from last year. The milk was not too sweet and had a subtle taste of maple with maybe a hint of cinnamon, in short delicious. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then that just means you have to go next term to find out — trust me it is worth it.
Finally, how does the theme factor into a cookie party? Well during the baking extravaganza the house shows movies to correspond with the theme, then later for the party they dress up and decorate the house according to the theme.
Wishing you had been here? Wait next term and join in on the cookie bonanza, either as a chef or the Cookie Monster!