Thanks for your compliments grozzie11 -
Well, let's see for time estimate:
It took at least 3 days to make the flowers and leaves. (I work full time, so I'm figuring the weekends and after work).
It took one entire day to make 11 batches of cookies. Froze them.
Another 2 days to make 625 fondant tops.
Then 3 more days to make the actual cookies and put the fondant tops on. Then froze them.
Then another 6 hours to put the boxes together (don't forget I cut out doilies to fit and cardboard for bottom - about another hour for that) and putting the cookies together and adding the flower.
All in all, quite a long time, but everyone loved them and they were practically all eaten before the dinner! It was something unusual.
I thought it was cute when I made 3 to show my daughter, but 200! Wow! Plus I had to transport them from PA to NY.
But it was worth it. Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.