Almost two weeks ago we attended one of the most beautiful weddings I've witnessed. The ceremony and reception were both held outdoors in the foothills of the gorgeous mountains that surround us. About a week prior to the wedding, I made these cookies as a party favor for the bride's lingerie shower. I wish I had pictures of her with the cookies, or even a photo of her at her wedding (she was stunning). But, silly me, I forgot my camera to both events. (Otherwise, I would also have a picture for you of Ben hamming it up on the dance floor, which is a one in a million opportunity!)
For these cookies, I ordered these gel pastes by Americolor. My Wilton food colors previously ran out and since I wasn't that thrilled with them in the first place, I decided to research other options. I'm very happy with the vibrant colors and also with the convenient squeeze bottles in which they are packaged.
I also used a new way to package the cookies. Typically, I would drop them into a cellophane treat bag and then secure each bag with a twisty tie or ribbon. This time, I took a little more time into the presentation of the packaging and loved the way they turned out. Below is a step-by-step of how you can accomplish this look at a very low price.
First, purchase cellophane bags and use one per cookie. You can find these bags on Amazon, Michael's, Joann Fabrics and even in the Wilton aisle at Walmart. You will also want to pick up some pretty scrapbooking paper or cardstock. I found the perfect ones at Target which cost me only 99 cents for the entire package.
After you drop the cookie into the treat bag,
fold over the top of the bag.
Cut out a rectangle from the scrapbook paper, that is a little wider than the bag, and place it over the folded area.
Then, fold the paper in half so that the bag is in between.
Center a piece of ribbon over the paper.
Staple it to the paper and bag.
Now that the ribbon is secured to the paper and bag, tie the ribbon in a bow.
Repeat for all the cookies.
And, here is the final product!
Source: Cookies inspired by Pink Martinis and Pearls