(Closed) Cookie Favors

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 4
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Fiance, who is pretty good in the kitchen, and my MOHs (I have 2) we could finish them all in a day.

Post # 6
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 Future Mother-In-Law 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 # 8
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583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Brown sugar also makes good sand.

Post # 10
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2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RobertoSand

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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!!

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Post # 12
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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.

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