Let’s take a little break from all our peacock talk to chat about cookie tables! This lovely tradition is part of every *Burgh Approved* wedding and believe me, it’s a must. Even Ben Roethlisburger, Steelers’ quarterback, who was wed July 23, 2011 was rumored to have had a cookie table at his wedding. And whom are we kidding; of course he had a cookie table! All I know is that when a bride-to-be asks me to bake three dozen cookies, I get a little warm feeling in my heart because I was entrusted with providing for the cookie table.
A tradition that started in South West Pennsylvania, cookie tables are starting to become more of an East Coast tradition now. Traditionally though, cookie tables were primarily found at Italian and Catholic weddings and were meant to replace the wedding cake! It’s easy to imagine how all those cookies would suffice as dessert for hungry wedding guests but I just don’t think I could swap the joy of taste testing and cake cutting! Most modern brides also feel this was and so they do both. Thus, they end up with a lot of left over cookies! A great way to get rid of your cookie leftovers it to offer them as a wedding favor! Put out empty boxes toward the end of the reception and people will happily fill them up and take them home!
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