Cookies as wedding favors produce a unique twist on the respected tradition of providing small gifts to guests, as a symbol of appreciation from the bride and groom. Initially, wedding favors were only a part of celebrations of European upper classes and they would provide elaborate gifts to their guests. Wedding favors began as small fancy boxes, full of the royal treat of confectionery delicacies, during a period when sugar was very costly.

Today, sugary delights are a reasonableoption for wedding favors. Cookies allow for unique variations on traditional wedding favor preferences. A wide range of basic cookie recipes, combined with frosting options and inscriptions, can make cookies an exciting choice for a wedding favor. You can contact a Hammonton Bakery for assistance with this.

Today’s bride will often take great pride in putting a lot of thought into choosing wedding favors, trying to reflect her personality and a sentiment from the couple. The versatility of cookies enables this treat to duplicate roles serviced by other traditional wedding favors. Decorated cookies with the guest’s name written with piped icing, can serve the same purpose of wedding placecards that help guests seat themselves at reception tables. Unique edible centerpieces are designed by baking cookie dough on lollipop sticks. Heart or flower shaped cookie pops are decorated with frosting and sprinkles before being arrayed into delightful and original arrangements, by driving the stick into a block of florist’s foam or a decorated cake. Rose cookie bouquets are often tinted to blend together with the table d�cor. Wedding favor boxes designed to hold additional delights can be made from gingerbread and appropriately decorated. Contact a Hammonton Bakery today to get started.

Gourmet cookie assortments can be bought in small gift boxes as an alternative for supermarket boxed cookies. Distinctive cookies are available in large quantities and wrapped in specially selected wedding favor boxes. Popular bulk cookies include Danish shortbread, fortune cookies and Mexican wedding cookies. Fortune cookies, like other cookies can be decorated with frosting and sprinkles. If the couple wishes to personalize the fortunes in the cookie, there are actually companies who provide this service.

Custom cookies can be ordered from a Hammonton Bakery. Typically, custom cookies are shaped and frosted sugar cookies. The designs include traditional wedding themes of wedding cakes, wedding bells, bride and grooms, wedding dresses and floral bouquets. Cookies can feature a simple frosting or include delicate icing details. Cookies can be ordered to feature monograms or short messages. The more intricate or lavish the details, the more it will affect the final cost of the cookie. The typical cost of a gourmet cookie is about $5 each.

Technological advances have formulated the way to transfer photos onto baked goods. Couples can elect to have their pictures added onto basic shortbread cookies in the shapes of hearts, circles, squares and triangles for around $25 a dozen. A Hammonton Bakery has the ability to make these creations, as the edible ink works on most inkjet printers and is put on sheets of frosting. A Hammonton Bakery does use a dedicated printer that is free of any previous printing inks, therefore it is recommended for a bride never to do this on her home system.

The endless possibilities for using cookies as wedding favors allow a couple to infuse originality and fun into the  tradition of giving confectionery delights.