Post # 1
So I’ve decided on wedding favor boxes filled with jordan almonds in my wedding colors as my favors, but I was thinking I might bake cookies and add them to the favors–maybe iced in my wedding colors (pink and green.) I’m thinking maybe heart-shaped. Can anyone suggest a good recipe or has anyone done this before? Thank you!
Post # 3
If you’re planning to put the Jordan Almonds in the same box as the cookies, be careful because the moisture from the cookies will spoil the finish on the candies. For a good recipe, I would look up something from America’s Test Kitchen. Their recipes are fail-proof and most libraries have copies of their annual cookbooks.
Post # 4
We’re adding home baked cookies as an element of our wedding favors. To simplify our lives as much as possible, we picked a recipe where we can make and freeze the dough up to one month ahead, then just slice and bake a few days before the wedding. These lemon butter cookies actually taste a bit better after sitting a couple of days, so we can assemble on Thursday for our Saturday wedding (resealable glassine bags in organza favor bags).
I second snmcdowell’s recommendation for America’s Test Kitchen. They’re the same folks behind Cooking Illustrated and Baking Illustrated (also fabulous resources). Dorie Greenspan also has some great recipes out there that are fairly easy to pull off.
To get heart shapes, you can roll out the dough, cut your hearts, then put the dough on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Put the whole sheet into the freezer until the dough is set. If you have the freezer space, keep one sheet in the freezer and add layers of paper and cookies. When all are frozen, wrap it all up and saran the heck out of it. If you have a small freezer or can’t spare the sheet pan, repackage the frozen cookies in freezer-proof containers, making sure to keep a wax paper layer in between.