- 9 years ago
They look awesome!
They look awesome!
Oh Im so glad I found this thread! I was debating on making cookie favors too but I wasnt sure how popular they were. Your cookies are BEAUTIFUL! what cookie recipe did you use? and what frosting did you use?
Since my wedding is in Brooklyn, I planned on giving out Brooklyn Bridge shaped cookies. I basically bought a cookie cutter of a bridge ( it said golden gate cookie cutter, but hell who cares!) I plan on decorating it in the Brooklyn Bridge colors, maybe cinnamon & sugar, so it could look brown? maybe add edible silver balls to represent the lights on the bridge. I havent started yet, but I hope I can pull it off!
@Ugoob: Here the recipe I used. They turned out so tasty. I rolled them abit thicker because I love a chewy cookie !
Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookies
3 c unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar (I use sugar that I’ve stored vanilla beans in)
2 sticks (salted) butter, cold
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.
The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for rolling .
Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets (I recommend freezing the cut out shape on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before baking) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Opps I forgot the icing recipe. I found it on http://www.allrecipes.com
I am still playing around with the consistency of the icing. And I added some almond extract.
The second batch looks great! We did snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies. We baked them about 2 weeks ahead of time, froze them, then assembled the Thursday before. They turned out great. Everyone ate them towards the end of the night and we snuck a few to take on the plane for the honeymoon. Yum!
The second batch looks so good! You have given me some inspiration to try this myself 🙂
OK, I love this! I am a baker, and I did cookie favors for 2 other weddings. I would be VERY glad to share ideas, recipes, advice, etc… I am also in NYC… but I am dying to know where you got this cookie cutter! I have been searching and can’t find anything…
@ajdelmundo: They tasted delicious. I am definitley set on using the same cookie recipe and the icing is pretty much perfected now ! Ive made two more tester batches. I actually made cats for my sister’s birthday, just so I can pratice my icing technique.Here’s a picture of my cat cookies.
@Mandydee: Love your idea for cookies as a favor! Definitely think it will be a hit. People love things that they can eat.
I think candy buffets are so cute but Fiance and I aren’t huge candy eaters. On the other hand, we both love cookies. So I am doing a cookie buffet as our favor. My mom, Future Mother-In-Law, Future Sister-In-Law, aunt, and friends are all making cookies for the buffet. I also just bought 10 boxes of thin mint girl scout cookies that I’m going to store until the wedding to use as well. I ordered these chinese takout boxes so people could pick what they want and take it home!
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