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Four Great Ways to Make Mom’s Day!

May 8, 2020

Give her the day off by arranging play dates, fun lessons, art projects and more.


We’ve gathered some advanced coloring pages that let Mom relax and get creative. Print them out and make sure you have plenty of colored pencils and fine-tip markers on hand to help Mom do her best, most beautiful work. We’ve got pages for the kids, too, so that everyone can spend time together creating their masterpieces. When you’re done, be sure to take pictures of your finished work to send to friends and family in far-flung places.


You know Mom’s a great teacher, but how good a student is she? Test her on these Mom-inspired trivia questions, and if she aces them all, go online to find your own trivia questions. She’ll have fun, and you’ll ALL learn something new.

What two American women were both wives of presidents AND mothers of presidents?

Barbara Bush & Abigail Adams

What food should moms never feed to babies under the age of one year?


What did Old Mother Hubbard go to the cupboard to get?

A bone for her dog.

What did the Old Woman in the Shoe give her children for dinner?

Broth and bread.

What’s the world record for number of children born to one woman?

According to Guinness World Records, a Russian peasant in the 1700s gave birth to 69 children!

What famous TV personality wore sweaters knitted for him by his mother?

Mr. Rogers

Who sang a song about a “Coat of Many Colors” her mother made for her?

Dolly Parton


Sidewalk art is fun for all. Give everyone in the family a square and have a contest to see whose artwork is best (Mom can be the judge). Or sneak outside and create a “Mother’s Day Card” out of chalk on the sidewalk or driveway. When you’re finished, you can take a photo and send your “card” to Mom, Grandma, and all the women who inspire you.


PowerPoint can help you make a digital memory book she’ll treasure forever. Gather favorite photos, write stories of happy memories, type in her favorite sayings, take pictures of homemade cards and drawings. Then, put them all together in one virtual place she can return to again and again.

You can either purchase a pre-designed memory book template online, or create your own by going to PowerPoint and choosing “Blank Presentation.”

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Summer Flavors

August 2, 2018

As far as we’re concerned, red, white and blue are the colors of summer, and not just for the fourth of July.



The grocery aisles and farmer’s markets are loaded with strawberries this time of year. We blended them with buttercream to frost our zesty lemon sugar cookies (made with real zest and sweet lemon chips), but we still can’t get enough. Here are just a few other delicious ideas for the season’s best berries.



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Give your favorite lemonade recipe a little kick by adding a super-smooth puree to the pitcher. Simply blend eight large strawberries and two tablespoons of sugar together in a high-speed blender, then add one cup of water and blend until smooth. Add the puree to six to eight cups of prepared lemonade, and enjoy.




Vanilla ice cream and sliced strawberries topped with our thick and glossy hot fudge is the best summer sundae ever to tickle your tongue.

Cheryl’s Hot ButterFudge Sauce

Move over buttercream, there’s a new buttery topping in town…this time it’s mixed with cream, brown sugar and honey for a sauce that’s better than fireworks!


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa
  • 6 oz. of semisweet chocolate chips
  • vanilla
  • salt


  1. In a small saucepan combine butter with heavy cream, honey, brown sugar, and cocoa over medium heat.
  2. Once everything has melted, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips, a dash of vanilla, and just the tiniest pinch of salt.
  3. You can keep leftovers (if you have any) in the refrigerator for a month or so.




The fourth comes and goes, but our patriotic cookie collection lives large all summer long. Frosted in red, white and blue buttercream and sprinkled with stars, they’re ideal for all sorts of seasonal celebrations. One of our favorites!



Invite friends over to lie back on the grass and take in the constellations you can most easily see in the Northern Hemisphere.

Start by locating Polaris, or the North Star, which consistently stays due north. You can find Polaris by identifying the Big Dipper, locating the two stars that make up the end of the Dipper where the water would pour out, and then imagine the water running straight down. The bright star at the end of the imaginary stream is Polaris.

Another fun star grouping is called The Summer Triangle, made up of three stars named Vega, Deneb and Altair. To locate them, face south. Vega is the brightest star you’ll see if you look east (to your left). Deneb is the second brightest to your lower left, and Altair the faintest to your lower right. Once you’ve found all three, you can identify the constellations associated with them: Lyra the Harp, Cygnus the Swan, an Aquila the Eagle.

It can be fun to see who can make out the constellations first, and even more fun to end the evening with star-studded cookies and sparkling water or wine.




We wouldn’t do it every day, but we highly recommend our seasonal Mango Cookies for…breakfast or brunch. Made with butter, mango preserves and sweet, chewy bits of real mango they’re delicious as a sweet side to a tropical fruit plate with coconut yogurt.




The days may be longer, but the season always goes too quickly. This summer, don’t miss a single cookout, picnic, clambake, day at the lake, or backyard barbecue…and always remember to bring cookies. Because life’s too short to pass up dessert.

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How to be a Holiday Party Smarty

November 28, 2017

The entertaining season is upon us, and when you make Cheryl’s part of the party, you’re guaranteed to become known as the host(ess) with the most(est). This year, go beyond gifting and make Cheryl’s part of your own personal holiday get togethers. Whether you’re planning a big soiree or an intimate family gathering, we promise to help make it a stellar celebration.



All of our Buttercream-frosted cookies come individually wrapped, so they work beautifully as party favors. We love the idea of setting one at each individual place at the table. You can even make them do double duty as place markers by attaching a small name card to each. (For a more dazzling presentation, place one of the treat-filled tins in our Christmas Tree Tin Set on each plate and get ready for a tableful of “oohs” and “aahs”.



We originally created our Holiday Cut-out Cookie Decorating Kit for kids, but we’re continually tickled to see how often it’s the grown-ups who have the most fun. This year, instead of the expected cookie exchange, why not host a “most creative cookie contest” for young AND old. You can ask everyone to bring their own favorite edible decorations to add to the white and green icing and holiday sprinkles included with the kit, and see what kind of fabulous creations arise.

You can add a little spice to the party by including our little Gingerbread Cookies as well. They’re really fun to decorate using small tubes of decorating icing from the grocery store, and since one tin comes with approximately 25 cookies, you can have as many people as you want join in the fun.

And if you like your parties lively, consider picking up our Snowball Fun Kit as well. You can lob the soft stuffed snowmen at each other while making culinary magic.



It happens every year! Someone you weren’t expecting shows up and you have to greet them empty handed…or do you? Our Cookie Cards are actually cheery gift boxes, each with an individually wrapped buttercream-frosted cut-out cookie tucked inside. No need to wrap. No need to worry about appropriateness (seriously, who doesn’t want a cookie?!). Simply store a few in the closet or cupboard, and when that unplanned individual arrives, you can make them feel as if you’d been expecting them all along. (If this happens to you a lot, you might want to consider a case of 50 cookie cards…if you have any left over, you can always give them as teachers gifts or use them as party favors.)



Whenever people look at our great big gift baskets, they immediately think, “Wow! That’s the kind of gift I’d give to someone really special!” Allow us to offer you a second thought—one that goes something like this: “Wow! That basket has 186 cookies, brownies, muffins, and pecan butterballs…and the presentation is gorgeous. That would be a great way to handle dessert at my big holiday buffet/open house/family dinner celebration.” Best of all, since everything’s individually wrapped, you can either send leftovers home with your guests or freeze them for later. (All of our baked goods freeze beautifully!).

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How do you give thanks?

November 1, 2017

There’s no better time than Thanksgiving to count your blessings, show your appreciation, and send wishes to the people who make your world a little bit warmer. Whether they live with you, across the street, or across the country, Cheryl’s is committed to making it easy (and delicious) to say thank you to everyone on your gratitude list.



If you want to celebrate a big group of people or one special person in a big way (college students love to share!), our 100-piece Fall Frosted Cookies Gift is the best way to do it. Chock full of seasonal flavors like Butterscotch Chai, Salty Caramel, and Mocha Latte, all topped with our classic buttercream, it’s guaranteed to delight every last tastebud.



Show EVERYONE you care about how much you appreciate them with a card and a cookie. Costing only a tiny bit more than a paper greeting card, our cookie cards are a lot more fun and guarantee a smile. If you’re sending them to loved ones far away, you might want to personalize your cookie with a family photo and a special note, just to let them know how much they’re missed.



We love the idea of keeping the giving going. Our Giving Plate comes painted with a charming message that encourages the recipient to fill it back up and send it along with new treats. It’s a great idea for large extended families or special groups of friends; each Thanksgiving the past year’s lucky recipient can refill it and send it to someone else in the group. It’s always fun to try to guess who will be next on the list!



We know a family that uses their cookie jar to hold “Gratitude Slips”—little pieces of paper on which they write the things they’re grateful for throughout the year. Then, after Thanksgiving dinner, when everyone is happy and full, they bring the jar to the table and everyone takes turns reading the past year’s gratitude slips out loud. We loved their idea so much, we wanted to suggest it to you. This year, why not buy your family one of our Fall Cookie Jars, enjoy the cookies inside for a Thanksgiving party or dessert, and start your own gratitude slip tradition?

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Go BOO or go home!

October 20, 2017

It’s official: Halloween has grown to become America’s second-favorite holiday! Whether you’re staying at home passing out treats, planning a full-out party, or just wanting to send a tempting treat to friends and family far away, we’ve got ways to make the holiday spookier in the sweetest way possible.



If you have a tiny trick-or-treater in your life, you can’t miss with our felt black cat treat tote. Sized just right for little hands and smaller hauls. And since it comes already filled with an assortment of our cookies, any candy it collects is just a bonus. (Not a cat person? Check out our Bat, Frankenstein’s Monster, and Pumpkin totes.)




Are you a good witch or a bad witch? You’ll definitely be the former if you don one of our festive Halloween aprons and whip up a batch of delicious brew in your cauldron. We love a blend of cranberry juice, ginger ale and apple cider kept cold by an icy hand. To make, fill a rubber or latex glove with water, make a knot in the end, and freeze. When solid, cut away the glove and place in a punch bowl with 2-1/2 cups of cranberry juice, 2 liters of ginger ale, and 2 liters of non-alcoholic apple cider (we like sparkling cider best).




Of course, if you love to cook, go right ahead. But if you’d rather spend the day of your party perfecting your makeup, altering your costume or finding the best way to apply fangs and fake blood, we’ll happily step in and supply the goodies you need to make your guests feel well treated.




We love a celebration that keeps on giving, and Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead lets us (and you!) do just that. Originating in Mexico and taking place on November 1 & 2, the Day of the Dead is believed to occur when the gates of heaven open at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of the deceased are allowed to reunite with their families and be honored by them for two days. At the heart of the Dia de los Muertos festivities are the brightly decorated folk-art sugar skulls made in special molds. We’ve created our own take on sugar skulls, decorating our buttercream-frosted cutouts in the same happy style. This year, why not extend your Halloween for a couple of days and enjoy celebrating loved ones who are perhaps gone, but never forgotten.

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6 Ways to Upgrade School Lunch

August 7, 2017

It’s a daily challenge for moms and dads everywhere: coming up with quick and easy lunchbox ideas that you kids will actually eat.

And while you’d love to wow your tots with a Pinterest-worthy spread, you don’t always have the time to make that cute bento box meal. To the rescue: these fast and fun ideas for your kids’ lunches that will be the talk of the cafeteria.

Cut it out, literally.

Ho-hum, another PB&J. Kid and parents alike love sandwiches—they’re tasty and fast to make and the ingredients are usually on hand in the pantry or fridge. But instead of presenting a square turkey and cheese, why not cut it into an adorable shape? Yup, dust off those Christmas cookie cutters and give them a new job. Stamp out stars, hearts and trees—and then watch your kids gobble up lunch. And as a special treat, you could add a Happy Day cookie card from Cheryl’s.

Photo Credit: Jaclyn Ferrara

Put it in a jar.

Those old spaghetti sauce and Mason jars in the drawer can be put to good use at lunchtime. And because the packaging is clear, your kid can see the colorful (and delicious) layers you’ve designed. Gather your child’s favorites and then create a masterpiece. For example, you might start with a black beans on the bottom, then add shredded lettuce, grated cheese, a few sliced tomatoes, chunks of avocado and crumbled tortilla chips. The result? A taco jar lunch!

Photo Credit: Christina Stiehl

Make your own “lunchables”

Why pay $4 for a tiny box of ham and cheese when you can craft your own for much less? Plus, you can up the health factor over the premade grocery version by including fruits, veggies and meats with less salt. To make your own, roll up slices of ham or roast beef along with Swiss cheese and nestle them in a plastic container. Add in a few cucumber rounds, a small bunch of grapes and a buttercream frosted cookie for dessert. Bon appetit!

Photo Credit: Becky Hardin

This is a stick-up!

You can’t exactly send marshmallows on a stick to school, but you can definitely deconstruct your kid’s sandwich (or leftovers) and then skewer it for his lunch box. Bamboo sticks used for grilling or regular toothpicks will work well. To make lunch on a stick, thread pieces of cooked chicken, a cube or two of Feta, chunks of watermelon or a couple of strawberries.

Photo Credit: Christina Stiehl

Flatten it out.

It’s time for a Flat Sammy! No, not Stanley—we mean sammy, as in sandwich. Switch up your kid’s usual bread choice by replacing it with a flour or corn tortilla. You can layer quesadilla fixings quickly, brown in it a small skillet and then wrap it in foil for lunch. Filling ideas are endless, including leftover pork with Jack cheese and salsa or mashed kidney beans with cheddar and sour cream.

Photo Credit: Krissy Winnick

Accessorize it.

Don’t forget to include a side dish or snack in your kids’ lunch—it’s a long day! Alongside the ideas above, toss in a bag of edamame with sea salt, some trail mix, or celery sticks spread with cream cheese and topped with nuts or raisins.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month With These Sweet Recipes

July 25, 2017

In 1984, ice cream finally got its due respect: July was declared “National Ice Cream Month!” While we certainly don’t limit our ice cream intake to one month, what better excuse to have a few extra scoops?

While there’s certainly no shame in grabbing your favorite flavor or ice cream creation at the store, why not get creative to honor the occasion? Here are four delicious ice cream recipes to liven up July’s best moments.

1. Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love creamy, cool ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day? They’re made all the better when you take your favorite vanilla ice cream, let it slightly melt, then add in some raspberries, sliced, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Wash and dry the berries (you can use all the berries or just one red berry and one blue berry), and mix in with the semi-melted ice cream. Refreeze the delicious concoction, and scoop onto Cheryl’s Happy Face Cut Out Cookies—which are sure to match your smile when you dig right in!

2. Picnic Ice Cream Cups
Nothing says summertime like a cooler filled with cheery frozen treats like these DIY toppings cups! Stock up on plastic mason jars—broken glass will put a damper on the occasion—and fill each with a scoop of ice cream. Dress each one up with some favorite toppings, like sprinkles, shredded coconut, crushed macadamia nuts, dark chocolate chips, or small pieces of tropical fruit (such as mango or pineapple). Stash in the freezer until you’re ready to go, and then surround with ice packs to preserve at the picnic.

3. Al Fresco Brownie Bowls
If you’re taking it up a notch and serving a nice, outdoor dinner, give your dessert a special treatment too with a brownie a la mode. Skip the oven for this show-stopping dish, and order up an assortment of caramel fudge, frosted chocolate, blondie, and more in Cheryl’s Create Your Own Brownie Box. Top with a scoop of decadent dark chocolate ice cream to take the dessert to the next level. If you’re feeling adventurous (for adults only), add a drizzle of liqueur or a grappa-macerated cherry.

4. Backyard Barbecue Ice Cream Crumble
A summertime barbecue isn’t complete without some pie, right? Shake things up a bit by crumbling a quarter of your favorite berry pie into a quart of slightly melted raspberry, cherry, or vanilla ice cream. Stir the concoction to combine, refreeze, and scoop into ice cream sundae glasses. To give your dessert an even more summery look, top with a pretty Buttercream Frosted Flower Cut-Out Cookie from Cheryl’s.cco_FDY17_163391x

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July 31, 2015

Cheryl’s® To Host Grand Opening Celebration at its New Flagship Store in Westerville

Free gifts, prizes and fun activities will highlight day-long event on August 8th

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 17, 2015 – Cheryl’s®, producers of delicious cookies, brownies, cakes and other fresh-baked delights, has announced that it will hold a grand opening on Saturday August 8, 2015 at its new retail store located at 646 McCorkle Boulevard in Westerville. The grand opening will begin at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Westerville Mayor Diane Fosselman and members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Festivities will continue at the store throughout the day until 8 p.m.

Among the highlights scheduled for the grand opening are: a free gift to the first 100 people arriving at the store; free samples of Cheryl’s baked goods; money-saving promotions including one dozen free cookies with purchase of a dozen; sneak peeks at the newest products from Cheryl’s; valuable prizes including the opportunity to win 12 cookies each month for a year; kids’ activities; appearances by cookie and brownie mascots; cookie frosting demonstrations; and savings of 20% when customers book their future event in the store’s spacious new party room.

Cheryl’s is headquartered in Westerville and the opening of the new flagship retail store is the final phase of an extensive expansion project at the company’s facilities on McCorkle Boulevard. The expansion began in February 2014 with groundbreaking for a larger production plant. “Our expansion will add approximately 100 jobs over the next three years,” said Bob Happel, Cheryl’s General Manager. “And as we add equipment it will allow us to double our food production capacity over the next five years.”

The new flagship store occupies approximately 3,000 square feet and brings important enhancements to the customer shopping experience including the ability to display a broader selection of Cheryl’s products for customers to choose from. Additionally, the store’s new party room provides the perfect venue for a wide array of events and gatherings including birthday parties, educational classes and holiday celebrations.

“Cheryl’s is proud to call the community of Westerville our home,” continued Mr. Happel. “The grand opening of our new flagship retail location represents the culmination of very hard work by our highly talented and dedicated team of associates, many of whom live right here in Westerville. We urge the entire community to join us on August 8th and share in the exciting grand opening of our beautiful new store.”

About Cheryl’s®

Founded in 1981 by Cheryl Krueger and her college roommate, Caryl Walker, Cheryl’s® has grown to become a brand that loyal customers trust for the finest fresh-baked gifts and desserts prepared to the highest quality standards, backed by friendly service. Cheryl’s (1-800-443-8124 and offers a delicious and diverse selection of individually wrapped cookies, brownies and cakes for all of life’s moments. Among the company’s signatures products are its cut-out cookies topped with buttercream frosting. Cheryl’s products are made from scratch and available in special configurations as well as with elegant satin ribbons that can be customized for specific occasions. Headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Westerville and part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands, Cheryl’s is a multi-faceted business comprised of retail stores, a high-traffic website, catalogs, and a successful Business Gift Division.

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National Chocolate Chip Day: 5 Sweet Ways to Celebrate

May 11, 2015

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day! In honor of this sweet holiday, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite ways to celebrate. Just don’t forget your glass of milk to wash these delicious treats down!

Treats with Chocolate Chips:


If you dream in chocolate, you’ll love our double Chocolate Chocolate Crunchy Cookies! Buttery, rich and drowning in irresistible chocolate flavor, this treat is for those who just can’t get enough decadence.


Or for a fresh twist, whip up these fruity and colorful Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit Pizzas instead!


Bite into one of our Miss Grace Chocolate Fudge Cakes and you are sure to be delighted! Your mouth is first greeted by an chocolate glazed outer shell, then followed by a rich cake packed with dark chocolate morsels for the ultimate sweet treat.


If you prefer a more classic flavor, there’s no better way to celebrate than with traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies.


When life gives you chocolate chips, make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge! This recipe from is simple, delicious and fun to make with the kids.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day With These Sweet Cookie Stats!

May 7, 2015

Moms agree: there’s no sweeter way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with delicious desserts… and we have the stats to prove it! Based on Cheryl’s Mother’s Day gifts sent in previous years, we’ve come up with the perfect recipe for this year’s celebration.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or sentiment for your Mom, Aunt or Grandmother, be sure to check out our Mother’s Day infographic for some fun facts seriously sweet inspiration!


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