4 years ago, right around this exact same time, i was moving into a dorm for my first ever year at college. if not for the potluck system, i’d never have met J. and we wouldn’t have become awesome roommates. and these cookies would never have existed because they were made for her wedding this past may.
although I made the butterfly cookies on the same day, i’ve avoided writing about these because these are 103 in number and i had taken 807 photos and i didn’t want to sit down and sift through the beastly pile. (i know… i tend to overtake photos with many angles and whatnot to see what gives me the best picture.)
but it’s done! I did it! I had too many ideas of what I wanted to do, so I set some rules so they would still be cohesive at the end. and that was: same shape, same colors. I chose the square and stuck to it. I let J choose the color, added white, and stuck to that as well. Without those common things, these cookies might be pretty individually but would look like a mess together. but this way, they look good on their own and sitting next to one another.
1. white outline, white filling
2. white outline, green filling
3. green outline, green filling
4. green outline, white filling
and when I got tired of drawing hearts and JB and other things? why, I call the bride-to-be! and ask her to name all the couples attending her wedding. so then i made them little cookies as well. after all, isn’t a wedding a celebration of marriage and love?
technicalities: i used the sugar cookie recipe from cookie craft here, and for the icing, i just eyeballed it. but you can start with 2 cups powdered sugar + 3 tbs egg whites + 1 tsp vanilla extract + 1 tbs warm water (as needed) for piping icing. then add water until you get a consistency you like for flooding. one day i’ll write a proper guide on how I do it, but not today.
and here are some of my favorite pictures from the wedding. of course they include the cakes. and not made by me. made by other people who love them very much. i only had cookie duty. i wish J and B a happy marriage forever and ever!