Quite awhile back, I added these Wedding Dress Cookies as my Facebook cover photo and they were very popular right away, so I thought I'd share some more pics!
These were done for a bridal shower and I have to tell you... as usual, I was nervous. I'm not sure I'll ever get over being nervous about doing cookies.
But nerves or not, I was really happy with the way they turned out! Here are some pics of the different designs! I didn't have a solid plan in mind when I started - I just took inspiration from other cookies I saw online or some I just made up 🙂
Here are some individual pics...
Wedding Dress Cookies
If you look closely, you can see that I brushed some pearl luster dust onto some of the details to make them shimmer...
That's not all of them... but I think I got one of each in this shot:
So, do you have a favorite? My favorites were the last 2 on the bottom right. But I really liked them all in one way or another!
Okay - so for these, I used a perfect roll-out sugar cookie recipe that I've tested a few times (for those pretty engagement cookies, baby carriage cookies and many more cookies!) and it's not failed me yet (see below). I also used this royal icing recipe.
The cookie cutter I used is an R&M Wedding Dress Cookie Cutter. Since I hadn't done dress cookies before and I wasn't quite sure how I wanted them to look, I went a little crazy and I also bought this Formal (Wedding) Dress Cookie cutter with Impression Mats (can't wait to try them!) and this dress cutter (the top is very very narrow on this one and I'm not sure I'll ever use it!).
The piping was done with #2 and #3 round tips and I used Pearl Luster Dust to make them shimmer!
You'll find the recipe for these here: Perfect Roll-Out Sugar Cookies!
Did I miss anything? Any questions about the cookies? Please leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer & help!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge. These cookies came out great, and we had so much fun making them for a bride-to-be, as an addition to a cake. The recipe is perfect, thanks to your "flooding" lesson, we had no problems!
Blessings to you,
I'm so glad to hear your cookies came out great!! xo, Rose
Rose, Your "Wedding Dress" cookies are absolutely beautiful! But I did not see a recipe for the icing. Is it the Royal Icing someone else spoke of? Would it be too much to ask to post the icing recipe also. Thanks so much.
Thank you!! It's posted right here MaryAnn: Royal Icing Recipe.
Thanks Rose, I hope to make them as a favor for my daughter's wedding shower but guess I'd better do a trial run first. Thanks again, so glad I found you.
The cookies are BEAUTIFUL!! How many of the wedding dress cookies does the recipe make? Thanks,
Ooooh, I don't remember. The cookies are big, so maybe 15-20. That could be totally wrong!! I always make 2-3 batches pf dough at a time just in case I have problems. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful this time!
this is the MOST delicious sugar cookie recipe i've ever tried!!!!
i want to make this for a party but how long can they stay in an airtight container (at room temperature) before the get soggy or start growing mold! ? im making a lot, so i need to bake them ahead of time.. gonna try n decorate them, dont think they'll come out half as pretty as yours. =3!
i heard that some people freeze the cookies (UNdecorated ones)... will that work with this recipie?
thanks for your time n thx for this recipe!! love it! xp
Yes, these freeze beautifully!! I just put them in a Tupperware container that's airtight and pop them into the freezer. The day before decorating I put them in the frig to thaw and that's it! They hold up well and still taste great 🙂
How many cookies did you get out of this recipe? I am making heart shape ones for a bridal shower and need at least 60 so I am wondering how much I should modify the recipe. Thank you!
Sorry I didn't see this sooner... I think the recipe made around 20 of the wedding dress cookies. It makes more of a smaller cookie.
Rose, I have an opportunity to help with making 150 decorated sugar cookies and think this recipe would work nicely. I've tried a few of your recipes and all have been keepers, so I'm sure this is no exception. If we baked the cookies a few days ahead and froze them, how long would they keep after decorating with icing? Thank you!!
According to Bridget over at Bake at 350 (my go-to cookie expert), they'll keep 3-6 months! See her post here for more info: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2012/05/yes-you-can-freeze-decorated.html
Hi, i love ur website, your stuff looks great! would it be possible to substitute the butter for margerine as my son has a milk allergy. Thanks!
I doubt it, but I don't know for sure. I've never baked with margarine.
would u know of any alternative for butter?
Butter flavored crisco in leu of butter makes a beautiful light crisp cookie
I haven't had good experiences with the Butter flavored Crisco, but I'm happy it works well for you!
How and what did you use for the pretty details on the wedding dress cookies?
What do you mean? I piped on the royal icing details, then used pearl dust to make them sparkle a bit. Does that answer it for you?
MY SISTER BRIDAL SHOWER IS COMING UP IN APRIL, DO YOU MAKE AND SALE THE COOKIES? IF SO, IM AM INTERESTED IN 5 DOZEN!
I do, but only locally.
I am going to try these cookies and try to decorate them for a bridal shower
When u freeze them
Can u layer them with wax paper to freeze?
In one comment it mentioned flooding
Is that on your website!
Hop over to http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/ for lots of great tips for freezing, flooding and all things cookie!!
Thank you for sharing... You always made everything look easier 🙂
my question is: How far in advance I can make the cookies before they go bad?
Rose @ RoseBakes.com
I'm out and about today and can't add the link here but I think I linked to Bake at 350 in one of the other comments...scroll up and look. She had great info about this question. 🙂
This is all wonderful information!! I want to make a sugar cookie as a thank you for my friends baby shower and all you step by step instructions are perfect! As for the cookie recipe...if I wanted to make them nut free (No almond extract), would I substitute it for another flavor or just omit it all together? Thank you again!
Either way would be fine! Maybe just add more vanilla or try lemon or orange 🙂
Does the royal icing make the cookies hard to eat? Would you share your icing recipe. Thanks love these.
No - my royal icing does NOT get that hard - it's actually delicious! The recipe is here: https://rosebakes.com/valentines-cookies-royal-icing-recipe/.
Never have been able to make good tasting sugar cookies...until now! Thanks Rose for the recipe. Made these for daughters bridal shower and everyone loved them. Apparently my dog loved them too. Somehow my little dog managed to jump up on a very high table to get them while they were drying from flowing the icing on! Luckily, I had made extras.
Oh mercy... I'm so glad you had extras and even happier to hear that you love the recipe!! xx
I'm trying to make these wedding dress cookies for a bridal shower, I appreciate all your help. Where can I find your flooding tutorial. Also do you use the outline consistency royal icing to do the piping?
I don't really have a flooding tutorial but I have a little information about how I do it here: How to Make Easy Dinosaur Cookies.
what can we use instead of almond extract? i don't have this in my country
You can use any flavoring/extract that you like - vanilla, lemon, etc.
for someone with nut allergy, what flavor can be used instead of the almond flavor?
You can skip the almond or substitute any flavor you like (all vanilla, lemon, orange, etc.).
The cookies are beautiful. If I make the dough ahead of time, can I refrigerate it and if so, for how long to still be fresh and usable?
I've frozen it for up to a month and used it, or up to 3 days in the frig.
Rose, the cookies are beautiful. Where did you get the cookie cutters for the dresses and can you tell me what the royal icing recipe is? Thank you
Hi Carol - thank you! I have the links for all the cutters and the royal icing in the last 3-4 paragraphs of the post 🙂
I did this to the T and its not looking like dough to me taste great lol but looks like a thick cake.mix ?
It definitely should be dough-y. I've used it hundreds of times, so I'm not sure what might be going on.
I love the cookies! My daughter's bridal shower is coming up and I would like to make them but how do you "flood" the cookie so it looks smooth, even to the edges? I have never done that before. I have taken cake decorating classes so I am good with the decorating. Thank you.
Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by the blog! This post here shows how Rose decorates dinosaurs with royal icing: https://rosebakes.com/decorate-simple-t-rex-dinosaur-cookies/ Another helpful post might be this one: https://www.flourboxbakery.com/collections/decorating-basics-tutorials/products/piping-and-flooding-tutorial
I love them do you make them for orders please.
Hi Margaret, if you're local, you can place an order inquiry here: https://rosebakes.com/order/
Thank you for all these great tips!!! I am anxious to try these cookies and royal icing. How long do you leave them out in the open for the icing to dry? Then once you bag them...how long will they stay fresh? Could I do these a weekend ahead of the shower and they will still be fresh in a decorative bag?
Yes, they should be fine! I'd even consider freezing them to preserve them even better!
They are frozen now, I will thaw in the refrigerator, but they are not decorated. Once I decorate them are you saying I could re-freeze? Would the icing crack?
Thank you for all the help!
I've never frozen twice. I usually either freeze after baking, then take out to decorate and serve OR I fully bake and decorate them then freeze. I *think* they'd be okay, but I'm not 100% sure.
I am using your great roll out sugar cookie recipe and I am using a scallop edge cookie cutter with a separate piece "B" script monogram for the center. Would I impress the monogram before baking? And it would still show up enough after I flood with royal icing to be able to pipe the script B??
Hey Kathy - it would definitely show after baking, but I doubt you'd be able to see it if you flood the entire cookie.
I can't wait to try your cookie recipe. I know how to decorate with royal icing. The cookies looks beautiful
Do you still make the wedding dress cookies
I do from time to time 🙂
Could not find the cookie dough recipe. Also, my royal icing runs when I am decorating. Any suggestions.
Awww, I'm sorry - here's the cookie recipe: https://rosebakes.com/perfect-roll-out-sugar-cookies/