Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table Benefit

Western Pennsylvania is noted for the wonderful wedding cookie tables.  Some regions of the country have never heard of a wedding cookie table let alone experience and devour the cookies.  Today my good friends and I drove in the teeming rain, alongside swollen and rising creeks, over hill and dale on winding roads, to get to this lovely event. We are so happy we did!

Sunday, September 9
1—3 PM Connoquenessing Country Club

We went to taste the varieties of dozens of cookies to help in the “creation of a cookie table book in this benefit for VOICE (Butler’s Victim Outreach Intervention Center), Young Writers of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and Animal Friends.”
The three hosts were  “cookbook author Suzanne Martinson, of “The Fallingwater Cookbook” and retired food editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”( who graciously answered many questions and who has initiated many cookie tables in other states) “portrait photographer Linda Mitzel of Linda Mitzel Photography and journalist/WPWP teacher consultant Jane Miller of The RUFF Writers of New Sun Rising, a new family/school/ neighborhood writing project.”

We had a wonderful afternoon sampling cookies and sipping tea and coffee or lemonade.  Someone baked adorable doggy cookies in the shapes of bones and doghouses, using pumpkin and peanut butter. Now dog cookies aren’t the usual offering at a wedding but appreciated as a welcome home treat for Fido. There were white bakery boxes to fill with cookies to take home. (Thanks Deb)

Thanks to Suzanne, Linda and Jane, for hosting a wedding cookie table afternoon.

I baked Esther Maiolo’s Pignoli Cookies and Mrs. Scarano’s Italian Strip Cookies

11 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table Benefit

  1. Great job of capturing the day , Ruth. It was almost better than a wedding cookie table because we weren’t full from eating a big meal!

  2. Tasting those beautiful cookies! What a great idea! I wonder, were recipes included?

  3. AHHHH…the sights (and smells) from home …..as Dorothy said “There’s no place like home”….and true that is….west coast tradition…is cake…..no cookies??? This homegrown girl was quite surprised at attending weddings with NO Wedding cookies??!!?? (LOVE your Photos!!!)

  4. I must admit I am one who had never experienced the pleasure of viewing and eating cookies from a wedding cookie table. Each item looks so tempting. Best wishes! Ruth

  5. A vicarious experience on my end & a good way to socialize for your friends.. Smile- dogie biscuits, too.

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