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Wedding Cookie Table: How-to, Tips & Ideas

A scrumptious wedding cookie table is a fantastic wedding favor for guests and is sure to be lots of fun and well appreciated! After all, who doesn't love a cookie? The following tutorial was submitted by Charise, one of our readers!

For my wedding, I wanted to do a candy buffet, but I quickly learned that candy buffets do not necessarily help one's budget. I didn't have much money left for favors, and I wanted to do something edible, and I definitely had champagne taste on a beer budget, so I wasn't satisfied with the candy offerings in my price range...

wedding cookie table

I ran across a couple of cookie buffets and thought that would be a great idea, but it was just as rough my budget as the candy...UNTIL...I figured I could make them myself!!!!

Here's what I did:

I found tons of cookie recipes on I chose cookies that I could make using basically the same ingredients. Chocolate chip (with and without nuts), peanut butter with a Reece's Peanut Butter cup center, Oatmeal with white chocolate and craisins, and Snickerdoodles. The cookies were all different, but I didn't have to buy any weird ingredients...I also wanted a drop cookie. I didn't want to have to roll dough, cut out, and all that. Also, I made the cookies smaller than average. It stretched the dough, and made it easy to put in the boxes.

I budgeted 4 to 6 cookies per guest.

For the dough, I made it up a week before the wedding and put it in the freezer! Yes, the freezer. Yes, you can freeze cookie dough. I took the dough out of the freezer the night before baking.

I recruited a few people to help me bake, and it took us about 4 hours (2 ovens) to bake them all.

For presentation and to go along with my Garden Tea Party Theme, we put the cookies in cute woven baskets that I embellished with silk gerbera flowers. I placed signs that I made on each basket to identify the cookies.

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They were surrounded by a sign inviting the guests to dig in!

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For transporting, I had take out boxes that I got from I glued a picture and note to the front of the boxes thanking the guests for sharing our day with us. The picture was a customized post it note that I had made at They were free using a promotional coupon that I received.

wedding cookie table boxes

The text on the take out boxes read:

"The time that we have shared will become gifts our hearts wont ever forget! Thank you for being a part of the happiest day of our lives!"

wedding cookies

The cookie buffet was one of biggest hits of the night. I'm still hearing about the cookies almost a year after the wedding! I was able to customize my favors for my guests, they were totally "me", my guests LOVED them, and best of all, they only cost me $50.00 to make!

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