Sunday, September 4, 2011

o's first birthday cookies

Just over a year ago, my sister hosted a baby shower for her good friend Kris, who was expecting a baby girl. It's incredible to realize that baby O is already turning one! Kris is hosting a celebratory lunch on Monday, and I was honored to make cookies as party favors. Kris requested cookies with a "1" on them in colors to coordinate with the invitations, and here's what I came up with:

I loved the egg yolk-yellow hearts around the border and the tiny polka dots on the 1's.

To cater to kiddos, I made plain vanilla sugar cookies, but I missed the depth of flavor the lemon zest adds. The royal icing is Antonia74's recipe. For 4 dozen cookies, I needed about 3/4 of a full recipe.

Although I didn't remember to take a picture after they were wrapped, I packaged the cookies in individual cellophane bags tied with skinny pink bows. They looked super cute, and I'm told the enormous amount of bubble wrap (and double-boxing them) ensured safe shipping from LA to northern California.

Happy, happy birthday, O!

Print lemon-vanilla sugar cookie recipe.
Print royal icing recipe.


Kary said...

I was at the party and can say that these are the cutest favors I have ever seen. Unfortunately, they were sooooo delicious that I went around the tables after the party and collected all of the ones that were accidentally left and ate them ALL. They were absolutely AMAZING!!

jami said...

@Kary - you are a doll :-) Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.