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Wedding Cake Cookies

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 10
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I’ve been married for 12 years and I can still clearly remember every single thing my mom, aunts and I prepared for the wedding. True to Mexican tradition, my family offered to make some homemade favors for the event. One of my mother’s sisters made the small bells decorated with flowers that were passed out at the church so they could be rung by our guests as my husband and stepped out at the party. My mom made the embossed wooden boxes that she later filled with traditional Mexican candy and placed on each of the tables. I still hold on to both of these memories as part of the happiest day of my life. On the other hand, I have assisted in many weddings where instead of creating a product, they give us something edible to make like cookies, sweets or chocolate truffles. I love these because we get to enjoy them immediately and it’s a cute way to share the joy with the couple. This is why I’m sharing this easy recipe to make these adorable wedding cake cookies to commemorate a special day.
by Silvia Martinez
Updated Apr 28, 2021
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For the cookies

  • 2 rolls (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough

To decorate

  • 3 cups of glass sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of meringue powder
  • 4 teaspoons of water
  • Vegetable food color (optional)


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • 2
    Take the parchment paper and cover your baking dishes, set aside.
  • 3
    Take one of the packages of cookies and follow the instructions, cutting the cookies into 1/2-inch thick slices. Use your cookies cutters to cut 10 circles in each size. Remember that they will grow while baking so I recommend using a 1-inch cutter for your smallest cookies. Repeat with the second package of cookies.
  • 4
    Place the cookies in the baking dishes and bake according the instructions (12-16 minutes).
  • 5
    Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes in the baking dishes and then for 20 minutes on a dish or rack.
  • 6
    For the royal icing Place the glass sugar, meringue powder and water in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer at medium speed until the icing becomes firm. You can add food coloring or leave it white. I used two colors, blue and white.
  • 7
    Using the pastry sleeve, add icing to one of the large cookies, place the medium cookie on top of that, this will serve as glue, add more icing to that cookie and place another medium cookie on top of that. You'll have a three-layered pastry at this point. Spread more icing in the space between the large and medium cookies and let sit for 5 minutes. Place the small cookie on top, more icing and another small cookie and continue decorating with icing. Finish this off with icing on the last cookie and decorate with a sugar flower, or in this case, sugar pearls.
  • 8
    You can then wrap each pastry in cellophane with a bow so your guests can take them home or on small dishes on the table so your guests can eat them during the party.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Be sure that the cookies are as cold as possible. If you notice the temperature is warm then cut the package in half and put the other half in the fridge until you need it.
  • tip 2
    You can create these pastries with two levels, just omit the large cookies and you'll end up with more pastries.
  • tip 3
    You can make the cookies ahead of time and put them in the freezer. Thaw one day before and decorate the same day.

Nutrition Information

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