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 TreatsLauren Gabrielle Photography
Your guests will go mad for these whimsical Alice in Wonderland–inspired sugar cookies.
From: A Whimsical Garden Wedding at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio
2. No Cake, No ProblemFirm Anchor
Swap a traditional cake for a chocolate-chip alternative no one can resist.
From: A Whimsical, Bohemian Wedding at Gaie Lea in Staunton, Virginia
3. Short StackThe Brauns
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).
From: A Simple, Rustic Wedding at Brewmaster’s Gate in Columbus, Ohio
4. Beyond the BasicsKaren Allen Photography
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).
From: A Festive, Fall Wedding at Amber Grove in Moseley, Virginia
5. On-Theme ShapesThe Nichols
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.
From: A Southwestern Wedding at Sisterdale Dancehall & Opera House in Boerne, Texas
6. Take and BakeMathy Shoots People
Hand out recipe cards and individually packaged ingredients for guests to take home and bake whenever they get a cookie craving.
From: A Simple, Rustic Wedding at Bristow Manor Golf Club in Bristow, Virginia
7. Personalized PastriesMathy Shoots People
Personalize each cookie with both of your initials in icing.
From: A Bohemian Garden Wedding at the Gardens at Peacock Farms in Arroyo Grande, Californi
8. Cookies To-GoThe Canovas Photography
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.
From: A DIY Shabby-Chic Wedding at a Private Residence in DeLand, Florid
9. Edible AnchorsLime Life Photography
Instead of a groom’s cake, serve decorated cookies to show off one or both of your favorite hobbies or passions.
From: A Nautical Military Wedding at The Crossings in Carlsbad, California
10. Milk and CookiesRachel Pearlman Photography
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.
From: A Classic Wedding With a Historic Twist at Union Trust in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11. Dapper DesignsGina & Ryan Photography
Model your cookie designs after your formal wedding attire—how cute are these mini suits?
From: A Historic Wedding with a Modern Twist at Castle Green in Pasadena, California
12. Creative IcingTrue Photography
Show off your wedding theme or incorporate something that’s sweet and personal to your love story.
From: A Glamorous, Garden-Inspired Destination Wedding at Darlington House in La Jolla, Californi
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.
From: A Rustic Garden Wedding in Anaheim Hills, California
14. Preppy PastriesNicole Haley Photography
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 StateShe Wanders Photography
Represent both of your hometowns, or maybe the place you first met, in cookie form. Use heart-shaped icing to mark the exact location.
From: A Travel-Inspired Wedding at Coronado Community Center in Coronado, California