Easy Monogram Wedding Cookies

Here’s  my second DIY from my new sister in-laws bridal shower! I wanted to have a favor for everyone to take home that was beautiful and delicious. I thought of making sugar cookies then hand painting some decorations onto them but I talked myself out of it, I’ll have to do that another time. I tried to think of something that would be just as beautiful but not as time consuming. Then I thought of the printed wafer paper that bakeries put on cakes to personalize them! I made up a design and took it to my local bakery to be printed. I was so thrilled with how they turned out. They were a huge hit at the party. Not to mention they were easy, cute, and yummy!

Cookie Recipe:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
4 1/2- 5 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter and sugar together. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients together then add to wet mixture. Mix until combined then chill for 1 hour. Cut your cookies out using your favorite cookie cutter. I used a 3 1/2 inch round cutter with a scalloped edge. If you are making small cookies, bake them for 5 minutes. If you are making large cookies, bake for 7 minutes. Or until you can see that they are cooked throughout and the edges are slightly browned.

Royal Icing:
1 pound of powdered sugar
5 Tbs. meringue powder
1/2 cup water
4 drops lemon extract

Mix on low speed until smooth and creamy for about 7 to 10 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water. If too thin, beat for 2 to 3 minutes more.

Create a design that you want on your cookie. I used this graphic pack that you can download here. Take your design to your local bakery and ask them if they can print it out on edible wafer paper. The paper is a little bit expensive, about 6 dollars each. I was able to get 8 of my designs on one sheet, so it ended up being affordable.

After your cookies have baked let them cool so that the icing sets up on the cookie.

Easy Monogram Wedding Cookies

Spread a thin layer of icing onto your cooled cookie. 

Easy Monogram Wedding Cookies
Cut out your wafer paper design and press down onto the icing. Then let the icing dry!
Easy Monogram Wedding Cookies
Put them in a cute box or wrap them up and give them out as a favor! They are gorgeous and delicious! (P.s. excuse the photography in this post, it isn’t the best but I still wanted to post it) Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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    1. I must’ve learned it from being friends with you!;)

  1. Love these! So so cute and look simple enough! I shared on Pinterest and Twitter.

    1. Thanks Chelsea, love your website!

  2. Kristyn says:

    Camille, I am SO impressed! Your blog is so creative and beautiful and you've done a fantastic job! I'll have to try making these some time!

    Love, Kristyn (Glenna's daughter 🙂

    1. Aww that’s so sweet of you it has been a fun hobby:) Let me know if you try these and how they turn out!