15 Sweet Wedding and Bridal Shower Cookies
Wedding season is on the horizon, and all of the bridal showers and wedding celebrations are about to fill your calendar. That means it is time to get your cookie game in gear. Bridal shower cookies are one of those menu items that are ideal for entertaining. They can be made ahead, in large quantities, they often freeze and transport easily and beautifully, and everyone loves them. But wedding shower cookies are usually a little bit more delicate and fanciful than your usual cookies, so we thought you might need some inspiration to help get you ready. While a casual or rustic event makes your usual chocolate chip, peanut butter, or oatmeal cookies a logical choice, here are our favorites for party cookies that are elegant enough for any fancy affair.
Italian Wedding Cookies III
These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are rolled in powdered sugar for a finish that is as bridal as can be. Often referred to as Italian or Mexican wedding cookies, if wedding is right there in the name, it is worth a try!
Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies
While most of the wedding cookies are vanilla or nut flavored, we love this rich chocolate version. Also rolled in powdered sugar, they're quite dreamlike and delicate.
Almond Love Knots
A cookie that sends a message of connectedness and union, these almond love knots are sure to be a favorite for your celebration.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Sometimes you just need a cookie canvas to express your creativity. If you are into icing cookies and want to make some custom treats, this rolled sugar cookie is the ideal starting point.
Cinnamon Roll Bunnies
If you are hosting a bridal shower brunch or a morning wedding, these adorable bunnies have real cookie platter wow factor. Even better, they are made from store-bought cinnamon roll dough, so they are as easy as they are fun.
Best French Macarons
There might be no more elegant party cookie on the planet than the delicate French macaron. With endless possible flavor and color combinations, once you learn to make them, you'll want them at every gathering.
Petit fours are little cakes that eat like cookies. What could be better than that? Perfect for bridal shower teas or after-wedding coffee accompaniments.
Italian Wedding Cookies II
These pretty layered bar cookies can be done in any color combination you like, from this traditional pink, green and yellow, to custom colors that will match your party theme.
Authentic French Meringues
You always want something a bit lighter on your dessert buffet, and these little cloud-like meringues are just the thing. They're also wonderful with tea or coffee.
Langues de Chat
Langues du chat, or cat's tongues cookies are a thin tuile-style French cookie that is wonderful with tea, coffee, or alongside sorbet or ice cream for a bit of crunch.
Little French Fudge Cakes
Brownies are usually a bit too clunky for a bridal shower or wedding affair, but these little French fudge cakes will pack all the chocolate wallop in a pretty package that will be right at home at the fanciest event.
A classic madeleine is the perfect intersection of a cookie and a small tea cake, and the traditional scalloped pattern is delicate and pretty.
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Biscotti are a perfect choice for any party, and this version with dried cranberries and pistachios is festive and fun.
A light shortbread thumbprint style cookie can be made with any filling, so it is a great place to get creative. Try them with caramel, Nutella, speculoos spread, or think about an elegant and surprising jam choice like rose petal or quince.
Fortune Cookies So Easy
Finally, what could be more fun at your bridal shower or wedding dessert table than custom fortune cookies? Write out messages of love or bits of advice to put inside for a truly special sweet treat.