The Wedding Cookie Table: A Pittsburgh Tradition

The Wedding Cookie Table - It's a Burgh Thing

The Wedding Cookie Table – It’s a Burgh Thing

The Wedding Cookie Table:  A Pittsburgh Tradition.

As some of my faithful friends here at The Creative Life in Between know, I’ve been baking a few cookies for the past month for my son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding.

The wedding was this weekend, so I thought I would share a couple of quick shots we captured of the finished Wedding Cookie Table since many of you asked to see as you saw the various recipes being shared.

I have to thank my other sweet daughter-in-law for helping bake several kinds of cookies (snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, s’mores cookies, and chocolate dipped oreos!) as well as my friend, Tracy, for her generosity in baking the lady locks.  A special thank you to Liz’s mom and her cousin Kathy for baking an amazing variety of sweet breads with flavored butters that added just that special touch to our brunch wedding menu.  My favorite was the earl grey tea lavender bread!  Absolutely amazing!

If you would like to see the recipes for the variety of cookies I made, here is a list with links to the recipes:

  1. Jodi’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Hershey Kiss Brownie Bites
  3. Pecan Tassies
  4. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  5. Pecan Sandies
  6. Carrot Cake Thumbprints
  7. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
  8. Apricot Kolaches
  9. Buckeye Balls
  10. Lemon Crinkle Cookies
  11. Red Velvet White Chocolate Cookies
  12. Oreo Cookies & Cream Cookies

A Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table

A Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table

It seems that the Wedding Cookie Table is a bit of a regional tradition to our area.  In Pittsburgh, it’s a “burgh thing” to do.  No wedding is complete without a massive buffet of favorite cookies for the guests to enjoy before, during, and after the reception.  Our wedding “favor” for the guests was an empty box to fill with their favorites from our cookie table.

We could not be happier to welcome our sweet new daughter-in-law to our family.

Cheers & Hugs,

68 thoughts on “The Wedding Cookie Table: A Pittsburgh Tradition

  1. We are still munching on some of those delectable tokens of love …… did an amazing job Jodi….and Colleen…….what a gift you both share……’ve made your guests feel so special to have shared such a spectacular table!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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  2. Wow! The cookie table is AWESOME!! It looks so wonderful and the cookies and breads looks so delicious! I imagine that was a BiG hit at the wedding reception. Congratulations to your son and his new wife!!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these photos Jodi, you know we were all dying to see this cookie buffet! What a wonderful “burgh” tradition, and the party favor box for guests to fill is so awesome! I appreciate the cookie list with links too, I know I drooled over and pinned all of them, but it’s nice to see them altogether, the names and the photos. The table is just stunning! Much happiness to you and yours!

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  4. My, oh my…
    As I’ve been reading your various cookie recipes you’ve been making and photographing along the way I lost track of just how many types of cookies you were baking. These shots of the cookie table are glorious. Not only is this one of the BEST cookie tables I’ve ever seen, but the variety of cookies is wonderful. My wife says I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t love meaning mainly, that I’ll eat store bought, and commercially packaged cookies with as much enthusiasm as I might for homemade cookies. My lovely wife exaggerates, of course…my passion for the homemade variety of cookie far surpasses my feelings for store bought. In other words, I probably would have made myself two or three boxes from your table and embarrassed everyone in the process. Splendid job, Jodi! And not just for the cookies. May the happy newlyweds live long and fruitful lives together filled with love and prosperity!

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  5. I’ve been thinking of you and your beautiful family this weekend! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š So happy for all of you! Your cookie table turned out AMAZING!! WHOOT! πŸŽ‰πŸͺπŸ‘


  6. blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Looks amazing. Β I’m looking forward to talking to you and hearing details. Β Maybe tomorrow? Β I’ve been under the weather and am too tired now. Β Love you lots!

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  7. I grew up in Pittsburgh and had never heard of a wedding cookie table. None of my PGH high school friends had cookie tables at their weddings (in the 70’s). However, I have a friend from Youngstown, OH who swears it’s an Italian tradition (hence the name Italian wedding cookies…) and says every Italian who gets married in YTown has a HUGE cookie table. She is Italian… πŸ™‚ Where ever the tradition originates, your cookie table looked AMAZING! Thanks for sharing you recipes!

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  8. Oh Jodi, that looks awesome! We don’t have the tradition of the cookie table here in St. Louis (although some people do a candy table, which is not nearly as good), but I wish we did. It must be so nice for the guests to browse along that table, selecting a few cookies to munch on as they enjoy the reception. Thanks for sharing this!

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