Bridal Shower Cookies

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I spent a few days last week decorating cookies for a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law. In fact, you may have even seen a few of my quick photos (taken with my iPhone) along the way.

I had hoped to have more photos of the decorating process, but we had some rather dreary weather, and my photos didn’t really turn out all that well. Plus, it can be difficult to remember to stop and take pictures when I get deep into cookie decorating.  I really need to work on that!

I was happy with how the cookies turned out, though, so I thought I’d at least take the time to share a few pictures.  I know it’s not a new recipe, but I hope you’ll bear with me!

I had a tough time coming up wtih a design for the cookies this time around.  The bridal shower theme was “fall for love,” so I originally intended to try to come up with a design that incorporate both fall (pumpkins, leaves…) and wedding.  I found a bunch of cute wedding themed cookie cutters (dresses, cakes, and double hearts) and I intended to draw little pumpkins or leaves into the designs on each cookie. The thing is, the more I decorated the cookies in an all-white wedding theme, the less interested I was in adding touches of fall.  I just loved the white-on-white look of the cookies!

I’ve decorated wedding cake cookies before, but I thought I’d give them another try.  My favorite design was the cake with the strings/roping. Thought it’s not my greatest strength, I really love to do some old school piping… It’s how I got started with cakes and cookies, and it’s still my favorite part of the process! I do have to tell you, though… I think it’s actually easier to do the strings/roping on the side of a cake than on a cookie. Sometimes gravity works in your favor!

As much as I loved all of the white-on-white decorations, I did end up adding a touch of color to the heart cookies.  I didn’t think the lettering was standing out quite enough, so I ended up painting the letters with some gold luster dust. I think I would have actually perferred silver, but I had already purchased gold ribbon to package the cookies (again, thinking fall theme), so I stuck with the gold.  It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but I the double heart shape with some white sanding sugar on some of the cookies.

Though the cakes and hearts were fun, my favorite cookies were definitely the wedding dresses.  I got a bit carried away while I was decorating, but I think they turned out pretty well. I dusted them with luster dust (more about that soon…) so that they were shimmery and lovely.  I’m contemplating making nothing but wedding dress cookies from now on. Ok, not really… But, I really did enjoy the all white decorating!

Once the cookies were all done, I wrapped them up and tied the bags with white and gold curling ribbon (I have a curling ribbon problem). I think everyone at the bridal shower enjoyed them… And now I’m looking for a good excuse to decorate some more wedding cookies!

36 Responses to Bridal Shower Cookies

  1. RhodeyGirl says:

    They are GORGEOUS!

  2. Paula says:

    You are a cookie decorator extraordinaire Jen! What a beautiful job you did on these. You should be very very proud of your wonderful work.

  3. AWESOME!! You really did an amazing job on these. I’m sure everyone loved them. What a special treat.

  4. What beautiful cookies!! I bet the bride was so happy!

  5. These are gorgeous! So pretty!

  6. Sara says:

    Jen, you are such a talented baker! Love these gorgeous cookies! Bravo! :)

  7. BEAUTIFUL! :) I just tried decorating cookies for the first time yesterday, and let me tell you, they were not even close to as pretty as these. My sister-in-law is getting married in March, and my goal is to be able to do something like this for her bridal shower. I need practice. I think I’m going to practice piping onto wax paper to get the hang of it. I couldn’t even make dots yesterday! Maybe my icing was too stiff? anyway, sorry for the long comment, but these are so cute!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    They are so beautiful! I think the dresses are my favorite too. There are just so many fun designs you can do!

  9. Tracy says:

    Oh Jen, these are gorgeous! I love the white-on-white cookies with the little touch of gold from the ribbon – lovely!!

  10. Joy says:

    They all look beautiful. I love your detail.

  11. Diane Quist says:

    Very romantic and elegant!

  12. Though I was lucky to see these in process the other day, nothing compares to seeing the finished product. If I ever get married again, I want you to make my cookies.

    But I better find another reason too…cause not waiting for that to happen!

  13. Great work Jen. I would not have the patience for cookie decorating. But you make it look easy.

  14. Elle says:

    Gorgeous! I’m so envious of you decorating skills. ;)

  15. megan says:

    These turned out absolutely adorable!!! You make me want to make cookies! Wedding cookies. I dont know anyone getting married, but if I ever do, you can be sure that my inspiration came from you!

  16. Romy says:

    So pretty! I love all your designs and I totally agree with you about the white-on-white. I want to make some more wedding dress cookies too! :)

  17. Gail says:

    I cannot believe how quickly you took to cookie decorating!
    You’ve come so far, SO quickly! I am so impressed! These look great, Jen!

  18. Mags says:

    Absolutely beautiful cookies! I made wedding cake cookies for my daughter-in-law’s bridal shower and I know how tedious the job can be.

  19. Eliana says:

    These could not look more gorgeous Jen. You are incredibly talented.

  20. Jen, these cookie are absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!

  21. Maria says:

    Those are the prettiest cookies I have ever seen!! You are VERY talented!

  22. AmyRuth says:

    WOWZA! Jen those are beautiful. Sometimes less is more and I like the white on white as well. Stunning!
    AmyRuth

  23. Jendi says:

    Is there a Ribbon Curlers Anonymous? Although I’m pretty sure the initials RCA are already taken. My mom started me on that when I was little and now I can not let a flat ribbon end leave my house.

    Oh – great cookies too. ;)

  24. Daniel says:

    Almost look too good to eat…almost :)

  25. Those are gorgeous!! I love how white on white looks too. And that ribbon is beautiful.

  26. These are stunning! I bet they were a huge hit at the shower!

  27. Jen you simply MUST open a cookie company. You are amazing! This almost makes me want to get married so I can have some of those cookies!

  28. White on White is my favorite for wedding cookies, too. I do love the little touches of gold you added. I KNOW they were the biggest hit at the shower!

    (You better be charging for all of the orders that are coming in!!!) ;)

  29. Vicky says:

    These cookies are simply amazing! I looked for hours and hours for that perfect cookie to try and copy and your cookies were my favorite, hands down! I made them last night, trying to copy your design. Mine didn’t turn out half as good as yours, but I will keep practicing. It’s because of your wonderful website that I was able to try and make cookies to start with, so I owe you a huge Thank You!!

  30. Angela says:

    Hi! Great job on the cookies. So is it just a regular sugar cookie recipe?

  31. Monique says:

    Hey there,

    I absolutely love these!! Please, pease, please tell me where you bought the cookie cutters for these… I’m planning a bridal shower and want to make these so badly!!

    Thank you,
    Monique

    • Hi, Monique – The cookie cutters came in a set that I bought at a local craft store. I believe they were made by Wilton (though, I don’t have the original packaging anymore). I would look at AC Moore/Michaels/Joann Fabrics if any of those are close to you.

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