From Our Editors
Don't let the name fool you: butter cookies are made from more than just butter. At Cutest Cookies, each nut-free, from-scratch batch incorporates 10 ingredients, including vanilla, flour, and meringue powder. Customers determine every cookie's color, shape, and design, ranging from wedding cookies decorated like tuxedos and dresses to birthday cookies ornamented with replicated pictures of the birthday boy or girl.
Bakers make the order one to two days before a customer's event, hand-decorating each cookie with individually mixed icing colors. To ensure freshness, they place every cookie in a cellophane bag fastened with a matching ribbon. If left in original packaging, an airtight container, or your mouth unchewed, the cookies will stay fresh for an entire month.