The cookie table has strong ties to Italian communities and Catholic sacraments such as; Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. Hundreds of Italian cookies on trays, each one with a unique favor, decorate the table. At Italian weddings, trays of cookies surround the wedding cake. As if the tiers and tiers of white frosted cake is not enough, the cookies add to the delectable desert extravaganza.
While the origin of this is tradition is debated. The customary cookie table over overflows with the traditional Italian cookies in many flavors. Tray after tray are doily-covered and are filled with lightly frosted chocolate spice balls, almond cookies, pale white anise genettis, thumbprints, almond biscotti and colorful curly cookies.