Enough Milque and Cookies for Life

Staff Writer
Enough Milque and Cookies for Life

Photo by Katelyn Jones

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.

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Photo by Katelyn Jones

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?


Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth


Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Photo by Marykate Surette


Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Photo by Marykate Surette


 eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Photo by Parisa Soraya


Use oil to remove paint from skin

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Photo by Isabelle Chu


Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Photo by Kristen Yang


Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Photo by Kristen Yang


Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Photo by Kristen Yang


Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Photo by Isabelle Chu


Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth


Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Photo by Gabby Phi


To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

Photo by Christin Urso


To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

Photo by Christin Urso


Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth


Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Photo by Christin Urso


Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Photo by Kirby Barth


Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Photo by Kirby Barth


Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Photo by Kirby Barth


Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Photo by Kirby Barth


Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Photo by Molly Krohe


Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Photo by Lily Allen

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.


Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth


Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Photo by Marykate Surette


Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Photo by Marykate Surette


 eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Photo by Parisa Soraya


Use oil to remove paint from skin

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Photo by Isabelle Chu


Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Photo by Kristen Yang


Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Photo by Kristen Yang


Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Photo by Kristen Yang


Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Photo by Isabelle Chu


Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth


Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Photo by Gabby Phi


To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

Photo by Christin Urso


To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

Photo by Christin Urso


Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth


Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Photo by Christin Urso


Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Photo by Kirby Barth


Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Photo by Kirby Barth


Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Photo by Kirby Barth


Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Photo by Kirby Barth


Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Photo by Kathleen Lee


Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Photo by Molly Krohe


Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Photo by Lily Allen

A baker can use a recipe or just throw something together of their own creation, and it all goes into their Cookie Book.

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Cookie Book
Photo by Katelyn Jones

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.

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Photo by Katelyn Jones

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.

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Photo by Katelyn Jones

Wishing you had been here? Wait next term and join in on the cookie bonanza, either as a chef or the Cookie Monster!

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