Who knew weddings could be so stressful? OK before my Mom calls me in happy tears, no, I am not getting married. My friend Mary is. And the last time I saw her she looked seriously stressed out. I have to admit, at first I didn’t get why she was freaking out. Pick a venue, pick a cake and you’re done, right? WRONG! That’s when she pulled out her wedding binder. A BINDER!!! Yeah, let’s just say I had completely underestimated this whole thing. So I made some cookies to make her feel better. She loved them and now I need to make 100 more for her wedding shower. I owe her. Here is how to make them:

Bride & Groom Cookies
 

makes 40 cookies
Ingredients
  • for the cookies:
  • 1½ stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • to make royal icing:
  • 1 2lbs bag of confectioner sugar
  • ⅓ cup meringue powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • food coloring

Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add all the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  2. Roll out your dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  3. Unwrap your dough and cut out your cookies. Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden color.
  4. To make royal icing, mix all 3 ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer on low speed for a minute to combine. Then crank up to high speed and mix for 7 minutes.

Let’s start by making our cookies.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add all the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll out your dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350°F:

To shape those cookies, I am using a bunny cutter I found in Japantown (the bunny is in pink):

I simply cut a bunch of them and paired them up 2 by 2. The paired-up bunnies merged into bunny couples (awwww) as they baked:

And here is how I decorated them in a few easy steps:

Tadaaa!