Give guests a sweet send-off by stacking cookies in cellophane bags with sturdy bases. Finish with a heart sticker made with a craft punch. Lattice Heart Large Craft Punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels, michaels.com. 3-by-11-inch hard round-bottom bag, Glerup Revere, rgroup.com. Macaroons, Kee's Chocolates.
Monogrammed favors are wedding classics. Stack iced cookies back to back, wrap in cellophane, and tie ends with ribbon. Monograms can also be made by cutting dough into letters or twisting ropes of it into shapes. An initial could be in contrasting dough, or piped onto still-wet icing.
Pastelitos de boda (wedding cookies) are a traditional dessert at Mexican weddings. Made with walnuts, pecans, or almonds, they're a sweet way to thank guests for sharing the day. To give as favors, tuck two into a tiny clear box along with a note imprinted with a fitting sentiment or your wedding date. Type on a computer, print on colored vellum, then cut the messages into tiny strips.
Turn a childhood favorite into a treat to welcome out-of-towners by offering pints of milk paired with cookies (shown are pumpkin whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies bakery). Place desserts in cellophane and tie with twine; put them, along with the drinks, in frosted bags and refrigerate until guests arrive.
It's only fitting to give cookies in a jar -- this one is tiny in size but big in old-fashioned charm. The mini store-bought cookies inside include chocolate chip, oatmeal cranberry, and shortbread currant. Embellish the jar with a ribbon-tied tag and a homemade label (affix with double-sided tape).
A color unifies a selection of cookies. Here, pink goodies, both store-bought treats and homemade shortbread stripes, are set out on a tiered bistro stand. A menu states the choices. The cellophane bags come with cardboard bottoms, which we lined with pink glassine to match the theme. Pink ribbon with striped tags tie bags closed.
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