The post about my cookies!  Finally…it only took me forever!

So…I co-hosted a bridal shower for my friend Tori.  Her wedding was this past Saturday.  It was BEAUTIFUL!  Her colors were yellow and grey.  (Her favorite color is yellow.  It’s one of the first things I learned about her when I roomed with her in our sorority house freshman year.)  The groom, Stephen, is from Northern Ireland, so the shower was the Wednesday before so that his family (mother, aunts, etc.) would be able to attend.

Anyway…I was put in charge of deserts and favors.  I decided to kind of combine the two by making sugar cookies as favors!  Okay, so it wasn’t an original idea to have cookies as favors.  My sister-in-law’s shower a couple years ago had cookies for favors and I thought it was great.  Lots of times you get something cheap and/or useless as a favor.  This way, you get something YUMMY!  🙂  I also brought lemon sorbet with blueberries, and brownies to actually serve at the shower for desert. The cookies were bagged and handed out as each guest left.

So let’s see them!

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I made two cookies per guest.  Plus a few extras in case more people RSVP’d last minute.

I piped/flooded with yellow icing, then went back and used a brush embroidery technique for the flowers and just piped dots in white icing.  (Because grey icing is NOT appetizing.)

I still had extra cookies and icing so I had some fun.

I just put those cookies in Bob’s lunch that week.

I got the bags from Party City for pretty cheap.  100 for $3.99 I think?

The twist ties came with the bags.  I debated using grey ribbon, but the silver twist ties actually looked pretty nice once I curled them.  Here’s how I did that:

Drop the cookie(s) in the bag and twist a couple times to secure. (I gave each guest two cookies.)

Then just take something small and round to wrap the twist tie around.  I wanted tight curls, so I used the end of my paintbrush.  But you could always use a pen or pencil if you want bigger, looser curls.  The twist ties are made with wire so the curl just stays.  It literally took me about 5 minutes to curl the twist ties on all 18 bags.  Easy Peasy!

Pretty right?

The shower was so fun and, not to toot my own horn, but the cookies were a huge hit!  People couldn’t believe they weren’t professionally made.  Plus, they were delicious.  One of these days I’ll have to post the recipe I use for the cookie dough and icing.

TOOT TOOT!  (Couldn’t help it, I’m pretty proud of myself)

Congrats to Tori and Stephen!