Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Because we're such a dessert centric family and B is a cookie monster - of course, we had to feature a dessert bar. As our thank you favors, cookies in a custom bag were perfect. As you can see, my famous doodles made it on the the little cookie favor bags.
For those wondering, I simply drew an image in Photoshop and sent it to be made into a custom stamp for $25 in this cute little shop in Seattle. Buy a bunch of brown bags, get your minions (I mean my lovely sister and brother) to help you stamp a couple hundred using regular black ink, and voila, custom favor bags.
When we decided we wanted cookies as our favors (because a wedding favor isn't fun unless it's edible and has sugar), we had a problem of figuring out how many. We settled on 6 different types. I had imagined everyone would get one or two cookies, but my dad scoffed at the idea.

Dad: Only one or two cookies? If you make six flavors, each guest will try each flavor.  I think we should make sure at least six cookies per guest!!
Me: Dad, normal people don't eat six cookies just because there are six flavors sitting on a table. Normal people (ie non Uy family) have self control.

So we aimed for about 360 ish cookies. However, it somehow grew into 500+ cookies. Yes, my wonderful sister/ maid of honor first triple batched each type of batter 2-3 weeks prior, froze it, and spent the final week before the wedding baking all these cookies with the help of my mom. Talk about being the star chef of the night!
I'll be featuring a few of the cookies recipes (the ones left that I could photograph before they were gobbled up by my family post wedding).

These gorgeous cookies in this post are my sister's always go to snickerdoodle cookie recipe (from Allrecipes) - they come out beautifully round, crispy on the edge and soft in the middle, with the perfect mix of cinnammon and sugar. These are perfect for making multiple batches since they keep so well. Enjoy!

Read more of our wedding series here!

Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line with parchment paper.

Cream butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda, & salt. Roll the balls of dough.

Combine your remaining 2 Tbps sugar and cinnamon. Roll your cookie dough balls into mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 min or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

PS. you can freeze the dough beforehand and bake when you want - cookies taste perfect regardless!


  1. The jars and jars of cookie at our wedding was like something out of WIlly Wonka's factory. So much goodness =)***

    These Snicker doodles were fantastic!

  2. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! Yum!

  3. Love! I used to have an online wedding business before I became a food blogger so this post is SO up my ally. I love the idea of giving away home baked cookies as your wedding favor and absolutely adore your cute little bags! The are fabulous.

    From a cookie standpoint, I am with your Dad - a cookie of every flavor, but I am a cookie monster! ;) Also, Snickerdoodles are absolutely one of my favorites - great choice!!

    1. Wow, as much I as lovingly detailed my wedding and I know I'm good at it (ultra organized type A med student here), I definitely do not want to go into the wedding business. I am glad I only have one wedding to plan! I'll just defer to looking at and attending wedding haha :) Glad you enjoyed the post

  4. That is such a lovely idea! My own wedding is a long way in the future, but will have to try and remember this!

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

    1. Best of luck! Wedding planning (and the wedding day itself) is amazing and overwhelming simultaneously

  5. Hey there, congratulations on recently getting married. Wish you guys the best.

    I just love snickerdoodles. My biggest weakness are cookies. I just can't help but love them. I guess who doesn't? lol Right? Thanks for sharing. These look and sound delicious!

    1. Cookies keep so well and are so portable and SO edible - no better gift idea ;) THanks for the wishes!

  6. How creative are these! Congratulations on getting married. :-)

  7. These look wonderful and your sister sounds like an angel...that's an awful lot of baking!!!

    1. My sister and mom were amazing. No way I could have pulled this off since I had to plan from out of town.

      My sister was pretty exhausted from all the cookie baking though - she's taking a well deserved baking hiatus for the moment!

  8. we're doing cookies as favors too, though only one kind and many fewer! i would've chosen snickerdoodles for myself, but the kids in the family LOVE chocolate chip. :)

    1. Don't worry, we definitely had cookies with chocolate options heh. Our blood is part chocolate. Doing one kind is definitely a lot easier though and probably a better plan :) Can't wait to hear about it

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