What Are Wedding Cookies?

Sugar cookies in shape of hearts

Although cookies may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a wedding, once you start thinking about it, you may realize how much they can be a perfect way to celebrate such a special day. 

While the wedding cake is still the belle of the ball, cookies can be an excellent support to this main headliner. In fact, cookies are a great treat that are commonly served during weddings or special occasions, we just don’t pay that much attention to them. 

If you’re thinking about turning your wedding cookies into a highlight of the wedding’s dessert table, it’s something The Cravory can definitely help you with. 

Types of Wedding Cookies

If you type “what are wedding cookies” into Google, the first two results that will pop up are Italian and Mexican Wedding Cookies. 

These two are the true kings (or queens) of the wedding cookie world, and for good reason, as they are mouth-wateringly delicious. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture and nutty flavors make them a godly wedding treat. 

Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian Wedding Cookies are a traditional dessert often served at weddings and other special occasions in Italian culture. They are made from simple yet rich and flavorful ingredients, including ground almonds, butter, sugar, and flour. Oftentimes, vanilla extract or almond extract is added to enhance the flavor.

These cookies are typically shaped into small, bite-sized balls and then baked until they're lightly golden. After baking, they are usually rolled in powdered sugar while still warm, which gives them a delicate, snowy appearance. 

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Bite sized cookie balls sprinkled with powdered sugar

Mexican Wedding Cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes (or "Polvorones" as they are called in Mexico), are popular treats served at weddings and during the Christmas season. They have a similar concept to Italian wedding cookies but are made with different ingredients.

Mexican wedding cookies are made from a mixture of butter, powdered sugar, flour, and finely chopped nuts, (often walnuts or pecans). Like the Italian version, they are formed into small balls and baked until they’re lightly golden. Once baked, they are generously rolled in powdered sugar while still warm, giving them their signature appearance.

Danish Wedding Cookies

While Italian and Mexican cookies are the most popular, we can’t forget the wonderful, and equally delicious Danish Wedding Cookies. 

These cookies originated in Denmark and are a beloved treat in Danish and Scandinavian cuisine. Like their Italian and Mexican counterparts, Danish wedding cookies have a delicate and crumbly texture with a rich, nutty flavor.

The main ingredients in Danish wedding cookies include butter, sugar, almond extract, and flour. They are sometimes made with ground almonds or almond meal to add an extra layer of nuttiness to the cookies. The use of the almond extract, in combination with ground almonds, contributes to the distinct almond flavor that sets these cookies apart.

To make Danish wedding cookies, the dough is usually shaped into small, round balls or crescent shapes before baking. Once baked to a light golden color, they are traditionally dusted with powdered sugar, which not only enhances the sweetness but also gives the cookies an elegant and festive appearance.

The Cravory Wedding Cookie Favors

As great as these wedding cookies may sound, sometimes, all your wedding’s dessert table needs is a plate of everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookies. This is where The Cravory comes in. 

Thanks to our line of wedding cookie favors and customizations, you can create your dream set of wedding cookies to make your sweet day even sweeter.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Get in touch with us using our contact form to inquire about our pricing and discuss your specific needs.
  2. Do you know what cookie flavors you’d like to display? If not, feel free to order the Cravory’s Wedding Sampler Box of our signature cookie flavors to get an idea of what we can offer you for your big day.
  3. Once you choose what types of wedding cookies you’d like at your wedding celebration, we will then discuss how and if you want us to customize it. 
  4. Place your order and leave the rest to us. Having served our mouth-watering cookies at a multitude of weddings we know what it takes to be a part of your special day. 

At the Cravory, we can work with your wedding colors and theme, providing you with full complete customization, from themed boxes to personalized name tags, ensuring we don’t just provide you with delicious wedding cookies but the entire cookie experience. 

How to Serve Wedding Cookies?

Heart shaped cookies decorated in pink and groom tux with icing

The primary way to serve your wedding cookies would be to have them displayed at your dessert table. However, part of wedding cookies’ charm comes from the fact that they are incredibly versatile. 

If you’re looking to create a unique wedding experience, here are some ideas on how to utilize cookies to achieve your desired effect:

  • Wedding cookies as welcome gifts: Cookie welcome gifts can set the tone for your event and show your guests how grateful you are for their presence. Plus, they can help keep your hungry guests happy until the wedding dinner is served. 
  • Table décor: Wedding cookies can be easily turned into edible table decorations your guests can snack on during the wedding reception. 
  • Wedding favors: Wedding favors can work as an individual treat for your guests or as a grab-and-go style snack. 

Summary: Sweeten Your Wedding with The Cravory

It’s easy to see how cookies and weddings are a match made in heaven. Indeed, once you start biting into it (pun intended), you’ll learn that wedding cookies have been an integral part of weddings and celebrations in many cultures. 

That shouldn’t really come as a surprise. The most important day of your life deserves the most delicious treats to celebrate it, and is there a more universal, versatile, and loved dessert than a cookie? 

We think you know the answer to this question, and when looking for a cookie provider to sweeten your wedding celebration, look no further than The Cravory. 

Inquiry about our wedding cookie favors and customization service today, and let us be a part of your special day. We would be honored to help you transform your wedding into an unforgettable experience!

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