Post # 1
My wedding theme is beach and I want my favors to be edible. Now, I LOVE the cookie idea but the thought of making 130 cookies (10 dozen) sounds like too much work, especially since it needs to be done closer to the wedding. Who else is doing (or has done) cookie favors? How did you go about doing them?
Oh and, let me see your edible favor pictures please!!
Post # 3
We are having mexican wedding cookies as favors for our wedding. We are having a local mexican bakery make the cookies so we don’t have to bake them ourselves. The mexican bakery is giving us a really great deal. My mom bought boxes similar to these to put them in:
Post # 4
I am going to bake loaves of zucchini and pumpkin breads and package up generous slices. I think the flavors will go well with our fall wedding! I figure if I get the help of my FI, who is pretty good in the kitchen, and my MOHs (I have 2) we could finish them all in a day.
Post # 5
I just came across this picture on google. It looks SOOO cute! I can’t figure out what they used for the sand (obviously not real sand hence it’s edible). I am thinking it was raw sugar… This might be a DIY nightmare!!! That’s a good idea to check out a local bakery for deals.
Any how here is the picture:
Post # 6
we’re doing cookie favors! i’m so excited 🙂 we recruited friends and family members to help. i’ll be making some, my best friend will be making some, my aunt will be making some, and also my FMIL will be making some. i think that will be REALLY helpful.
those cookies are so cute! i think to make it easier, you could use food coloring to dye the actual cookies blue so you don’t have to worrying about icing 100+ cookies. for the “sand” you could use sugar with a little bit of cinnamon. if you put sugar in a bowl and add a little bit of cinnamon and stir it up, it should be sandy color. good luck!
Post # 7
Thanks! I never thought about splitting up the work between people. I was thinking about having a “cookie party” at some one’s house where we bake 100+ cookies in a day. I guess both end up being the same amount of labor any way. Still…a very fun favor idea!
Post # 8
This is an idea I’m tossing around, and I’m worried about it really stressing me out! My mom also suggested splitting up the work between her, and two or three of my aunts. We’ll probably have between 250 and 270 guests, so it would be about 5 dozen cookies each, I guess. That sounds manageable. A cookie party might be fun too. Maybe we’ll frost them together. My mom talked abour freezing the cookies, but I’m not sure about that. Maybe she means freezing the dough. I also worry about the cookies breaking in transport and set up at the hall. We’d have to wrap them somehow and that could take as much time as the baking. I can’t think of a favor I’d like to give more though. Everything else is useless or dumb.
Post # 9
Brown sugar also makes good sand.
Post # 10
We did cookie favors in the shape of an anchor (which was a subtle theme throughout our wedding). We just had a local woman who used to own a cookie shop make them. She couldn’t afford to stay open, but I kept her phone number because she made seriously amazing cookies, and then just called her up when I decided on favors.
I would also recommend asking your caterer or cake baker because they tend to know many of the local food-oriented business owners. If my lady had fell through, I know that my caterer had a back-up in line.
For packaging, we just wrapped them up in a plastic bag (just like the one in your pic) and then tied them off with ribbon and personalized wooden tags from this etsy shop:
But, FYI- decorated cookies are not cheap! I had a major sticker shock when I got the quote. I really, really wanted her cookies, though, and they were a HUGE hit!
Post # 11
We did cookie favors! And I actually just found a lady who makes very homemade & yummy Mexican wedding cookies.
One thing I didn’t think about was that, although cookies don’t feel oily, they are! So unfortunately the bags had oil spots on them 🙁
We had what I called a “Country Italian Wedding” so I went with a simple bag & label. Here they are!!
Post # 12
we made our own cookies. we froze them so we could do them way ahead of time, and even packaged them before they went into the freezer so they were completely finished and had no work to do near the wedding, and they came out very yummy. it’s still a lot of cookies, but if you have someone there helping you and like to bake it’s not too bad. we made sugar cookies and chocolate pixies.