Two years ago, I made these "H" and "M" cookies (in the picture below) as favors for my friend Helen's bridal shower - "H" for Helen, and "M" for her husband Mike.
I decorated them with yellow and navy royal icing to match the color scheme of their wedding. Then I wrapped them in cellophane bags, and tied them with raffia and a custom favor tag.
Helen liked the cookies so much that she asked me to make them again for her out-of-town wedding guests and wedding party - she was putting together a welcome package for all of them and wanted to include these cookies. So I made the cookies again for her out-of-town wedding guests, and slipper (flip-flop) cookies for her wedding party.
When the time came to make the cookies, I got out my alphabet cookie cutter set and searched for the "I". To my dismay, it was not the kind of "I" that had top and bottom lines - instead it just looked like a long, skinny rectangle! I immediately asked my husband if he could make me a custom "I" cookie cutter. Lucky for me, he made it (out of a soda can) that same hour! (Thanks hubby! You're the best!)
After I finally baked the cookies (using my favorite recipe from Peggy Porschen's book "Pretty Party Cakes"), I decorated them with pink and cream royal icing, and added my accents - yellow centers for the flowers, and tiny yellow hearts on each "I".
I hope Helen and everyone at the bridal shower liked the cookies! Congratulations Irene and Ivan!!!