The Shape of Things to Come
When trying to come up with the ideal shaped cookie for your wedding favors, first consider the theme of your wedding. For example, if you are having a Nautical Theme Wedding, flag shaped cookies can be decorated like signal flags. If you don't have a theme, think about using shapes that symbolize love and marriage. An amazing number of creative cookie cutter shapes can be found. Ideas include:
- Bells: single or double.
- 3-tiered wedding cake
- I love you: sign language hand shape.
- Wedding ring
- Bride and groom
- Champagne flute
- Cruise ship: for the destination wedding or to symbolize the honeymoon.
Another option is to enlist the help of your bridesmaids in baking and decorating cookie wedding favors. This way you can package a personally decorated cookie with your gift of a cookie cutter and recipe.
Sharing Good Fortune
Fortune cookie wedding favors are easy to make and will be enjoyed by all. While an Asian Theme Wedding seems like the ideal place to incorporate this favor, any wedding theme will be made more fun through the introduction of fortune cookies.
To make 18 fortune cookies you need the following:
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1/4 C cornstarch
- Griddle, heated to 350 degrees or medium
- Pre-printed fortunes on small strips of paper
- Wax paper
- Airtight container
Drop the cookie mix via tablespoon onto the hot griddle. Form each into a circle. Try one or two at a time until you get the hang of it.
Cook each cookie approximately 5 minutes until the mix has set and the bottom is golden brown. Remove the cookies from griddle onto a strip of wax paper.
Place a fortune inside each cookie, then fold the cookie in half. You should have a half circle shape. Then gently bring the two ends together creating a fan shape.
Work quickly to shape the cookies to avoid breaking them. Once cooled, store the fortune cookie wedding favors in an airtight container.
You can expand this recipe to make more cookies as desired and can add food coloring to the cookie mix to reflect your wedding colors.
Prior to making these fortune cookies, prepare small strips of paper with fortunes or simply your names and wedding date. You can also print your names with theme inspired wedding clipart on adhesive labels to be placed on airtight gift bags containing your lovingly prepared treats.
Your wedding day will be filled with many special moments. Cookie wedding favors are a delightful way to share the sweetness of your nuptials with friends and family.