While Waiting for Wedding Cookies Post #2

To the bakers of the wedding cookies  for Vicci and Ben  

‘Twas Three Days Before the Wedding


While aunties and cousins are baking all day,

Kennywood’s open- people scream while at play


Upstreet the neighbors, childhood friends, drop in to chat.

They help eat misshapen rejects, reminisce and laugh.


Praline grahams, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate chip

Coconut macaroons all lovingly dipped.


Nut horns, peanut blossoms, dough rolled out, shaped and cut.

Almond, vanilla, sticks of butter, chopped nuts.


Ladylocks, pinwheels, and sugar cookies in a heart,

snowballs , biscotti and pecan tassie tarts.


Cookie tables laden, all homemade sweet treats

Pittsburgh baking traditions cannot be beat.


(Marlene is gathering the photos of Wednesday’s Cookie Baking from various members of the family.  Stay tuned)


Taken after I left the cookie bakers on Monday evening


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6 thoughts on “While Waiting for Wedding Cookies Post #2

  1. Ruthie, what a great poem. You are such a talented women. We love your photoing, blogging and now writing poems. We are so lucky to have such a talented person in our family. We love you and thank you so much for making Vícci and Ben’s wedding so special. 💗

  2. I definitely woulld have been reaching for the “mis-shapen rejects!” 🙂 🙂 Do not come from “cookie table” tradition, alas! Yes, Pgh baking traditions cannot be beat!!!!! PASS ON THOSE RECIPES!!!!! xoxoxoxo

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