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
Cookie tables at weddings? A recurring theme, I know. The biscotti in the basket, the pizzelles in another. Trays and trays of cookies. Little boxes or bags to take cookies home. Anise, vanilla, the scent of fresh baked cookies. Today Laura and I shopped in a restaurant supplier for trays for the cookie table next month. We’re thinking a lot about cookies. I’ve posted cookie table photos before. I’m sure I will be posting them again.