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Jun 3, 2014

recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours

By: Samantha Battistone
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Jun 3, 2014

recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours

By: Samantha Battistone
This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend and bride-to-be. Planning a bridal shower can sometimes be challenging, but it's also a lot of fun. With help from the rest of the bridesmaids, we had pretty party decorations, a menu full of tasty recipes and lots of delicious desserts. After dividing the to-do list there was one last thing that needed to be done; bridal shower favours. SAH-blog-bridal-shower-sugar-cookies When it comes to gifts for guests, I am a firm believer that baked goods are always a great idea. Almond macarons, cake pops and even double chocolate brownies - all delicious choices. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I decided to put together favours that were as delicious as they were pretty. SAH-blog-bridal-shower-cookie-dough After deciding to bake sugar cookies, I came across a copper cookie cutter from Robert Gordon at Winners. You can find lots of wedding-themed cookie cutters online or at your local craft store. For the cookies, I used Canadian Living's classic sugar cookies recipe, it was easy to follow and the cookies turned out perfect. SAH-blog-bridal-shower-cookies-icing-decorating Once the cookies were baked and cooled I used Canadian Living's royal icing recipe to piped an outline around each cookie. Outlining the cookies first makes filling in the rest of the cookies much easier (and mess free!). I added white sprinkles to the tops of the dresses before filling in the bottoms. I left the cookies to dry over night (just to be safe) before I piped on some details and added small candy pearls. SAH-blog-bridal-shower-cookies-hearts Since the bridal shower colours were lavender and white, I also made and iced heart shaped cookies the exact same way. To make the purple icing I added red and blue food colouring to a batch of royal icing until I got my desired shade. For some of the dresses I kept the details simple, for others I tried to get a little fancy with some swirls and dots. The heart cookies were piped with the word "Love", which matched the gift tags. SAH-blog-bridal-shower-cookie-wrapping Using clear plastic treat bags and purple ribbon found at my local Michaels, I packaged each favour. I tied each one with a personalized tag (created by a very talented friend) and they were ready to be handed out to guests. Sugar cookies are fun to decorate, and great for any occasion. They make the perfect gift for a baby shower, graduation party or birthday celebration. Planning a bridal shower? Here are some more ideas you might like: How to: Plan a beautiful bridal shower 11 bridal shower gift ideas Sweet summer dessert recipes Plan a dessert party Create a colourful candy buffet
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