Friday, December 12, 2014
These are from Moios' Bakery in Monroeville, PA. Luckily for me, that is 45 minutes from my house, so it is a rare treat to get cookies there.
There is a wedding reception tradition that I think is local to Pittsburgh and surrounding counties in PA. I don't think it extends as far as Philadelphia but I could be wrong about that. It is the cookie table. In addition to the wedding cake, there is a table laden with cookies at the reception.
Some people will buy the cookies, but in most cases, it is an duty of love for the families to provide the cookies. Moms and aunts will start baking months ahead of time and freeze packages of cookies for the reception. And some people really do it up, even providing containers for guests to bring cookies home, too.