Cookie bar, how many varieties and how many dozen?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think the more, the marrier! Is this a cookie bar for dessert? Or for take home favors?? 

I wouldn’t go go too crazy unless people are encouraged to take them home. It would suck to have too many left overs that I would go to waste. 

Post # 4
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@highschoolhoneys:  I didn’t realize it was possible to waste a cookie lol 

@alysee:  Are you getting married in fall? If so then I would find cookies that match the season! Pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and sugar cookies sound very fallish! 

I would google up some recipes and go from there 🙂 

As for the amount…You can go by the amount of flavors or the amount per person. I would assume that everyone would eat roughly two to four cookies. So if you have one flavor then make four per person. If you have more than one flavor make two per person. 

Better examples since it is REALLY late and I suck at explaining things when I am tired…:

You only have chocolate chips: Make four chocolate chip cookies for each guest. 

You have chocolate chip and sugar cookies: Make two chocolate chip and two sugar cookies for each guest. 

You have chocolate chip, sugar cookies, and ect: Make two of each flavor for each guest. So there is enough for your guest to have two of each flavor (if they so hungrily desired) 

As for any left overs…Just ask guests to help themselves and take them home! TONS of people took home left over pie from my wedding 🙂 

Post # 6
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

Cookies!!!  This is an excellent, excellent idea!  And I mean really stellar, as ideas go! 😀  (Why a jar though?  Why not a seductively-arranged platter with flowers and stuff? :P)

Of course, chocolate chip/chunk is a must.  No questions asked.  Then a double chocolate – some people like chocolate cookie base plus white chips, but I prefer milk or semi-sweet chips.  Bonus if they’re mint-flavoured chocolate chips.  Oh!  Or chocolate cookie base with chocolate chips AND marshmallows! 😀

I live for (traditional Scottish) shortbread.  But basic sugar cookies would also be great and probably less messy (and you can sprinkle coloured sugar on top to match your theme).  How about gingerbread/snaps?  Also, anything with toffee bits in it would be amazing.  Or even a basic butter cookie with chopped almonds – more adult.  I also love earl grey cookies (basically cookies with orange zest and crushed tea leaves sprinkled throughout).

Pumpkin (often with chocolate chip) is also great.  Red velvet would make a great visual, although I don’t think they taste that outstanding.  Some people may like peanut butter (which I think is so-so).  So many delicious possibilities! ^.^

As for how many…you can budget maybe 1.2-2 for every person.  If you intend on making enough for people to take home, I’d budget maybe 2.2 or more per person.  Also depends on how large the cookies are, you know?

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