As I write this, I’m eating a delectable shortbread cookie and dipping it into my morning coffee. Jealous? You should be – it’s handmade by the one-and-only Stone House Oven, a cookie-baking expert. It is incredible.
All this cookie-eating and bragging has me thinking… what makes cookies one of the best wedding favors, year after year?
Ah, it’s pretty straightforward:
• Delicious: They’re delicious. Who can turn down a cookie? Seriously, have you ever met someone? I have not.
• Custom-Made: Baked fresh, these little cuties can be decked out with fondant, left shimmering with sprinkles, or made fancy with frosting. This makes it easy to match the colors, theme, or motif of your event.
• Edible, which makes them Practical: There are virtually no leftovers! Wedding cookies are devoured almost immediately after setting them out on the dessert table. When you consider this versus a trinket that sits on a shelf for years, it becomes a very useful option.
OK – so, that’s what makes cookie favors a smart idea.
But how do you make sure you give the best cookie favors possible? In this blog post, we’ll explore the tasty world of cookie wedding favors while providing helpful DOs and DONTs.
So, let me dust off these crumbs from my keyboard real quick and… let’s get started. :)
Best Wedding Cookie Favor Tips
If you’d like to give cookies as party favors, there are some things to keep in mind.
1. DO order wedding cookies from a pro.
Couples ask us all the time: should we make our favors or buy them?
When it comes to something like cookies, I highly recommend hiring a professional baker vs. baking them yourself. An experienced baker has the kitchen space, the ingredients, the patience, the expertise, and the passion to create your wedding cookie favors from scratch. And most of all, they have – the time to do it right. Let them!
Otherwise, you’ll be wiping flour off of your brow, stressing over half-burnt cookies, and needing to package them up and make ’em look pretty. You don’t need that kind of stress in your life!
Instead, let a cookie expert tackle it for you.
One recommended vendor is Stone House Oven. They sell 3-inch shortbread cookies by the dozen in a variety of designs to suit your needs.
I’ve tried them myself, so believe me when I tell you – they’re delicious. And I don’t just say that about any cookie. If you are giving these cookies as gifts or favors, you won’t regret it.
2. DO consider the style you’d like BEFORE you order.
Speaking of styles, you can customize the cookies – and you should take advantage of it! When it comes to presentation, these cookies offer so many design options whether you want a classic monogram, a tropical palm motif, a floral design, or anything you can imagine.
Before you order, decide what kind of design or motif you want on the cookie. Flowers? Leaves? A monogram? A trendy motif? Decide first – and ask questions if you need to. You can even customize your design. Have questions? Just ask: Tiffany is awesome and you can email here on the website.
► You can see more designs and a fun cookie reel on our Instagram here!
3. DO order extras.
Plan on ordering enough cookies to give one favor per guest. Cookies are typically sold by the dozen, so here’s a handy guide:
How Many Cookie Favors to Order
50 Guests = 5 Dozen (60 Cookies)
100 Guests = 9 Dozen (108 cookies)
150 Guests = 12.5 Dozen (150 cookies)
200 Guests = 17 Dozen (204 cookies)
TIP: Don’t forget to include you and your partner and wedding party in the total guest list count!
And it’s OK if there are extras. You may even want to order a couple of extras just to have them on hand. Some guests are known to take a few at a time. ;)
Which leads me to my next point:
4. DON’T forget to include proper signage.
Some guests are shy, while others are bold! You want there to be enough cookies to go around, so plan with proper signage.
If you’re placing cookies on a dessert table or favors table, use a sign like this: “Thank you for coming! Please take one”.
It will encourage bashful guests to take one cookie – and keep others at the requested amount if they’re a bit more brazen. :) Ha!
Another option is to set one packaged cookie favor at each guest’s plate on the tables. This ensures nobody forgets to take theirs at the end of the evening. It also conveniently limits the cookie favor to one per guest. No signage is needed!
5. DON’T wait too long to order them.
Wedding season is coming up quickly, so don’t wait too long to get on the bakery calendar. Even if your wedding is months out, now is a great time to order your cookie favors to ensure adequate baking, packing, and delivery time. You won’t need to receive them until a week before the wedding, but it’s a good idea to plan accordingly.
Where to Buy Wedding Cookie Favors Online
My top place to get them is Stone House Oven. Tiffany is so sweet and her cookies are extraordinary!
But don’t shop without a discount code (sweet!) ↓
Who doesn’t love a discount?! Stone House Oven is offering 15% off with offer code EB2024 at checkout. You’ll receive 15% off any order throughout 2024. Enjoy!
P.S. If you need some cookies for Valentine’s Day, here are some cute ones in the shop!
Well, that does it: now you know so much more about cookie favors, what not to do, and where to get them.
If you have any additional questions, let me know in the comment box below.
Stone House Oven is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.