15 Tasty Ways to Serve Cookies at Your Wedding
Your dessert menu doesn't have to end with wedding cake. Doughnuts, parfaits, cake pops and ice cream treats are just a few crowd favorites making appearances on wedding dessert bars—and cookies should definitely be on the table. Go simple and savory with homemade chocolate-chip cookies or serve playful shapes with festive icing designs. Here, 15 tasty cookie desserts for your wedding day.
1. Tea-Time Treats
Your guests will go mad for these whimsical Alice in Wonderland–inspired sugar cookies.
2. No Cake, No Problem
Swap a traditional cake for a chocolate-chip alternative no one can resist.
3. Short Stack
Line your reception tables with plates or elevated trays piled high with mouth-watering treats to satisfy sugar cravings (at least until you cut the cake).
4. Beyond the Basics
Offer a few choices of flavors, like sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin (but don't stop there—get creative with your favorites).
5. On-Theme Shapes
Bright and playful confections will look fabulous and taste even better. Ask your baker how to incorporate details from your wedding theme into each cookie.
6. Take and Bake
Hand out recipe cards and individually packaged ingredients for guests to take home and bake whenever they get a cookie craving.
7. Personalized Pastries
Personalize each cookie with both of your initials in icing.
8. Cookies To-Go
Place a cookie platter by the exit for everyone to snag something sweet on their way out. Add a cute sign so they don't forget.
9. Edible Anchors
Instead of a groom's cake, serve decorated cookies to show off one or both of your favorite hobbies or passions.
10. Milk and Cookies
It's hard to find a better pair than chocolate-chip cookies and a cold glass of milk. Serve the iconic duo at the after-party as a final treat for the evening.
11. Dapper Designs
Model your cookie designs after your formal wedding attire—how cute are these mini suits?
12. Creative Icing
Show off your wedding theme or incorporate something that's sweet and personal to your love story.
13. Cookie Box
Spoil your guests with a vast assortment of classic cookie flavors and line them up in a rustic box for that homespun feel.
14. Preppy Pastries
Have fun with your icing flavors and designs. Embellish your wedding cookies with anything from an intricate floral motif to a simple chevron pattern (or both!).
15. Sweet State
Represent both of your hometowns, or maybe the place you first met, in cookie form. Use heart-shaped icing to mark the exact location.