The Pittsburgh Cookie Table

posted 6 months ago in Food
Post # 2
579 posts
Busy bee

Hmm. I think it depends if you are having cake (or other dessert). Four mini desserts (or cookies) per person if no cake is served, 2-3  per person if you will be serving cake to your guests. 

Post # 3
152 posts
Blushing bee

We had cookies.  I’m obsessed with my mom’s christmas cookies so she generously volunteered to make enough for our wedding.  She baked something like 500 cookies and had them assorted on tiered plates beside our cake.  We invited 75 guests and I was so sure that we would run out of cookies because I’ve never been able to eat one without eating ten.  We had boxes upon boxes of cookies leftover 😂 Not a bad thing though!  I’d say a more reasonable but safe estimate probably would have been closer to 2 or 3 cookies a person.  Especially since we also had cake, which also became leftovers.  But I love leftovers, so I just felt better having too much rather than not enough.

Post # 4
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2020

This is going to sound ridiculous, but where I’m from we do 6-8 per person or 1 dozen if you’re providing any sort of take home bag or box. This is in addition to cake or cupcakes or whatever other dessert you chose. It seems like overkill, but I’ve seriously never seen a cookie go to waste. This is EXPECTED at weddings in my area, but I would assume people unfamiliar with the tradition would probably think a dessert table that large would be crazy / wasteful / supporting the obesity epidemic. But it’s what we do.

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I would plan on 6-10 cookies per person. We had cookie bags as well if people wanted to take them to go. I’m in the area and cookie tables are a huge thing here. I honestly don’t remember how many we had but we had to use 4 additional tables for the cookies and had some towers.

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