Foodie Friday: National Cookie Day

December 4, 2015

If you’ve ever been to a Pittsburgh wedding, you know sweets play a very important part in the big day.  We’re talking about all the small, round, delectable bites that make up the cookie table! Any bride hailing from the Steel City, knows that one of the most tried and true wedding traditions is the Pittsburgh cookie table. It’s one of the oldest (and tastiest!) Pittsburgh wedding tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation and includes hundreds – maybe even thousands – of scrumptious bites of heavenly goodness.


Often times, these treats are lovingly prepared by mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, and any other close female relatives weeks – sometimes even months ahead. Among the hundreds of cookies on the table, you’re sure to find pizzelles, baklava, lady locks, nut cups, buckeyes, thumbprints, biscotti, Italian anise drops, and many more.


Cookies are such a quintessential Pittsburgh dessert item that you can even see them incorporated into many catered events! Our talented chef’s from Savor elevate the humble cookie to a gourmet level by serving it warm with a milk shot. Today is National Cookie Day, and we’re celebrating this time-honored baking tradition the only way we know how – with a dozen delicious recipes to include on your cookie table!

Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Pizzelles
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis.


Nut Cups
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home.


Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson.

Photography: The Food Network

Pecan Lace Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Recipe found on Epicurious.


Italian Anise Drops (Anisette)
Recipe found on


Peanut Butter Blossoms
Recipe found on Epicurious.


Rainbow Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit.

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