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History of the Sugar Cookie

July 7, 2014

What’s in a name? That which we call a sugar cookie by any other name would taste as sweet….The history of sugar cookies is one filled with various names, versions, and recipes depending on the country, but all have a common factor; they are a slightly more subtle version of their sweeter and more popular cookie brothers and sisters.

It’s no secret that we at Cheryl’s love anything and everything having to do with cookies. Since National Sugar Cookie Day 2014 is Wednesday, July 9, we’re celebrating by sweetening our day with some cool cookie knowledge with the history of sugar cookies!

Thistory-of-sugar-cookieshere are several different theories about how the modern day sugar cookie came to be. The one that describes the sugar cookie that we in the U.S know today can be traced all the way back to the 1700s to a group of German Protestant settlers in the colony of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The settlers created a “round, crumbly, butter cookie” which required only the most basic baking ingredients and was easily shapeable. The cookie’s easy of creation and simple yet irresistible taste made it a unanimous hit, so much so that it remained a vital part of Pennsylvania’s culture and history throughout the ages. On September 5, 2001, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established House Bill 1892, adopting the Nazareth Sugar Cookies as Pennsylvania’s official cookie – talk about a sweet ending!

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Cheryl’s Teams With NYSPCC To Deliver Smiles

March 25, 2014

On Sunday March 2nd 2014, Cheryl’s Cookies had the privilege of teaming up with the world’s first child protective agency, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), to deliver smiles to some of New York City’s children and families.

Fifty families participated in the NYSPCC Family Benefit 2014, making once-in-a-lifetime memories with their new friends and family members. The day of family fun began with a VIP lunch reception in the heart of dazzling Times Square at Aureole, where they snacked and savored to their heart’s content on the restaurant’s signature American dishes. At the completion of the luncheon, guests were treated to a VIP gift bag filled with toys and treats, including Cheryl’s famous buttercream frosted cookies.

The afternoon continued with a trip over to the New Amsterdam Theatre, where guests enjoyed an awe-inspiring performance of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, viewed from some of the hottest seats in town.

Cheryl's Delivers Smiles to NYC

About the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:

“Founded in 1875, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the first child protective agency in the world. Throughout its 139 year history, The NYSPCC has sought, through the development of new and innovative programs, to meet the urgent needs of New York City’s most vulnerable children.“

Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies, Spring

Celebrate Spring with Flowers

March 20, 2014

Cheryl's Cookie Flower Pot

How do you celebrate spring? Whether it’s by giving your garden its annual makeover or enlisting the family in a day of juice-fueled spring cleaning,

this season is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. Once the season’s first flowers come out of their winter hibernation and start peeking through the frozen blades of grass, we know its time to shed the winter blues and prepare for the season of life and growth. That’s why this year, we are celebrating spring by immersing ourselves in all things floral!

Here are some creative ways to celebrate spring with flowers; gather the troops and make this a spring celebration for the whole family!

Ways to Celebrate Spring with Flowers:

Eat Buttercream Frosted flower shaped cookies

What better way to ring in the season than with a batch of Cheryl’s FAMOUS buttercream frosted cookies shaped like flowers?! Send a cheerful Cookie Flower Pot of buttercream frosted cookies to those you love to help spread the spring cheer!

Go on a Family Hike

Take the whole gang out for a day of fresh air and flower identifying! Make it an educational (and fun) experience by bringing along a book of plants to help point out and bring attention to the plants growing you encounter along the way.

Make a Nature Book

Have kids gather flowers from your backyard or the local park and add them into their own collection box! Use mod podge or similar adhesive to secure the flower on the page; provide the children with markers so they can label the flowers accordingly for a creative and educational experience!

Make Your Own Flower Bouquet

The simplest fun yet festive way to celebrate spring is by simply gathering flowers and creating your own bouquet! Dress up your vase with a seasonal ribbon and you have a beautifully fresh decoration for the home.

Plant Your Own

Even if you don’t have a garden, gather the family and plant a flower or seed altogether! As your family grows so will the seedling sprout into something beautiful and new.

Spread the LOVE with a Cheryl’s Cookie Card

Surprise friends and family with a slice of spring delivered right to their mailbox with our charming Cookie Cards!

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International Women’s Day Gift Ideas

March 3, 2014

International Women’s Day is a celebration of all the wonderful women who help navigate the successes of each day. Celebrated on March 8, it is a day of relaxing (for the ladies), gifting, and showing appreciation. Wondering what to get the special women in your life for International Women’s Day? We’ve got the ultimate cookie-packed gift guide to make the celebration extra sweet!

For Female Friends and Family:
Traditionally, flowers or treats are gifted on this special holiday. But why choose just one? Combine the best of both worlds and give a cookie flower tin filled with sweet floral inspired treats!

International Women's Day Gift Ideas

For Coworkers:
Cookies, and muffins, and cakes, oh my! Surprise the ladies of the office with a drool-worthy basket full of our most popular treats – sized to share so all the ladies of the office can enjoy. Add a simple “thank you” message so your coworkers know just how much they are appreciated!

For the little ladies:
Don’t forget the women-in-training! March 8 is all about celebrating females of all ages, so send a special surprise to daughters, granddaughters, neighbors and friends with a gift from our Happy Face collection! Popping open a tin full of bright, smiling faces is sure to put anyone into the festive spirit!

Treats for yourself (you know you deserve it!):
Celebrate your own personal feats and accomplishments by “surprising” yourself with an assortment of your favorite Cheryl’s cookie treats from the Create Your Own collection! Our cookies are great for freezing, so indulge in a few upon opening and save the rest for a midnight snack!

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Romantic Ideas for a Creative Date Night at Home

February 21, 2014

Did you know that February is Creative Romance Month? You may be planning a wow-worthy romantic night out for Valentine’s Day, but don’t stop the celebration there! Make all 28 days of this romantic month equally special with a bit of planning and sweetness.

Here are 10 creative date night ideas you can have right from the comfort of your own home! So whether the streets are snowy or the skies are sunny, you and your special someone can make this February one they’ll always remember.

Cheryl's Cookie Flower Pot1. Dinner and a very special movie. Dinner and a movie is a no-fail date idea, but why not make it really special by reliving one of the first moments as a couple? Rather than simply loading up your movie queue, hunt down the first movie you two watched in theaters together. If you can remember which snacks you ordered, be sure to stock up on them! Your sweetie’s stomach is sure to be filled with those same butterflies that were fluttering when the two of you first met.

2. Have an indoor picnic. Set down that checkerboard blanket and have a relaxing picnic from your living room! Open all the blinds and let the rays of sunshine peek through as you sip on wine and sample cheeses. Make this as fancy as you’d like; take this opportunity to share any unspoken thoughts as you gaze lovingly into each others eyes.

3. Have a second first date. Similar to watching the first movie you two saw together, travel back to a simpler and sweeter time by staging your first date from your home. Serve the same meal or cuisine, invite the friends you were with at the time, or turn your home into the venue you enjoyed. If you went to the town fair, set up a few carnival games and serve funnel cake. Get creative and make it special!

4. DIY together. Pick a simple project the two of you can do together. Whether you’re decorating, reorganizing, tackling a difficult yet delicious recipe, or simply decorating cookies, the success is in the quality time spent together.

5. Relive the memories. Grab that dusty stack of photo albums out of the attic and relive the memories you had together. If your relationship is fairly new, this is a good opportunity to go through old baby albums and learn a bit more about your special someone.

6. Do a wine tasting at home. Does your sweetie have sophisticated taste? Set up a tasting for the two of you to discuss! Keep track of the comments your companion makes – this information may come in handy when planning dates in the future.

7. Plan your dream vacation. Whether or not you actually have the vacation time, discuss the vacation of your dreams together. This is not only a great way to break up the monotony of the day, but also a fantastic way to learn a bit about each other. You may be surprised to learn that your sweetie’s dream vacation is snorkeling with sharks or snowboarding off highest mountains!

8. Make a scrapbook. Rather than just putting photos in an album, get crafty by turning those photographic memories into a stunning scrapbook! Use themed paper and stickers to turn this project into something the two of you will love showing off for years to come.

9. Plant a special seed. While February is still relatively chilly, there are some plants such as tomatoes and peppers that can already be planted. Choose one seed and plant it with your sweetie in a special spot. Like your love, this plant will grow with a little bit of love, patience, and TLC. Once the plant is grown, show it off or enjoy it with romantic meal!

10. Have a game night. Keep the games PG or add your own romantic twist to them for a more sensual evening – the possibilities are endless!

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January 1, 2014

Terms of Offer for Celebrations Rewards® Social Engagement Promotions

You must have a Celebrations Rewards® account ( to earn points.

Current Promotions:

  • Register your Celebrations Rewards® account for social engagement promotions and receive 100 points. Limited to one time only
  • Link your social handles to you Celebrations Rewards® account and receive 50 points for each social network (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.) Limited to one time only per social channel
  • Follow @CherylsDesserts on Twitter ( and @cherylscookies on Instagram ( and receive 25 points for each follow. Limited to one time only per social follow
  • Post a great photo or story with the hashtag #CherylsCookies and mention @CherylsDesserts on Twitter or and @cherylscookies on Instagram and receive 50 points. Limited to one time per month, offer ends 12/31/2016.
  • Post a great photo or story with the hashtag #FreeCookieFriday and mention @CherylsDesserts on Twitter or and @cherylscookies on Instagram and receive 10 points. Limited to five times per month, offer ends 12/31/2016.



Please allow 5-7 business days for your Celebrations Rewards points to be added to your account. 

Receive a $20 Savings Pass good across our Family of Brands for every 200 points earned.



Q: How do I register?

  1. Go to
  2. Click the “sign up” button and select a social channel.
  3. Sign into your social profile. If you’re already signed in, you will be re-directed back to the registration page.
  4. Enter your information and click the “complete” button.
  5. Welcome to Celebrations Rewards®! Connect your other social profile(s) to earn more bonus Rewards
  6. Use the link to follow @CherylsDesserts on Twitter and @cherylscookies on Instagram to find out more ways to earn Rewards points.
  7. Be sure to set your social profiles to “public” so we can reward your posts!


Q: I tried to register for Celebrations Rewards social engagement promotions, and I’m getting an error message. What’s wrong?

A: Make sure you are using a valid Celebrations Rewards® account, and that the email entered matches the email on your Celebrations Rewards® account. To confirm your Celebrations Rewards® account and email, go to


Q: How do I earn points through Celebrations Rewards® social engagement promotions?

A: Follow @CherylsDesserts on Twitter ( and @cherylscookies on Instagram ( to learn about the latest promotions. Be sure to set your social profile accounts to “public” so we can reward your posts.  Also make sure you are opted-in to our Email program.


Q: How many points can I earn?

A: Each promotion is unique. Be sure to read the rules in the Terms of Offer.


  1. How do I change my email preferences?

A: Please note that Celebrations Rewards® will only send transactional emails after you have successfully earned bonus points. If you would like to opt-out of emails, or update your email address, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to
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  3. Use the checkbox to subscribe or unsubscribe to email notifications


  1. I just performed a qualifying social action. How do I know that I received my points?

A: You will receive a confirmation email stating how many points you earned.  Your account may take 5-7 Business Days to reflect your new current point balance. You can look at your Celebrations Rewards® account profile at to view activity and point balance.


Q: I just performed a qualifying social action and did not receive my points. What happened?

A: Be sure to set your social profile accounts to “public” so we can reward your posts. To adjust your social profile settings, use the following links:



You might have hit the maximum number of times you can earn for the social campaign. You must be a Celebrations Rewards member in order to earn points.  Your account may take 5-7 Business Days to reflect your new current point balance. If you’re still having trouble, contact Customer Support at


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A: Please refer to Cherly’s Terms of Use: and Cheryl’s Privacy Policy:

Q: Will Celebrations Rewards® automatically post on my social profile accounts?

A: No, Celebrations Rewards® will never post on your behalf or contact your friends.


  1. What happens if I change my email address associated with Celebrations Rewards®?

A: You will forfeit your Bonus Points if you change your Celebrations Rewards® email address.  You can contact Customer Service at and they can update the email address you want associated with your Celebrations Rewards® account.

Q: How do I opt out of Celebrations Rewards® Social Engagement promotions?

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10 Reasons why Cookie Gifting is the best

December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas is approaching quickly! With that in mind, I have come up with 10 reasons why you should give the gift of cookies and other sweet treats this year.

-guest blogger: Maria

The Gift of Cookies

Your shopping is almost done and you’ve never been happier. Unfortunately, you have two people left on your list and can’t think of a single thing to buy them. Buying gifts for these people can sometimes be the most challenging task during the Holidays. The recipient is either too picky, wants something out of your price range, he/she couldn’t think of anything to ask for, or has everything already. I am faced with this dilemma year after year: What do I buy?

Cookie Gift Boxes

Fortunately, after working at Cheryl’s I have been exposed to the solution to all of my shopping woes. Cookies! I am not a baker by any means; being able to purchase a product that I know will taste homemade is an added bonus! Here are the top ten reasons why I think giving cookies is the best solution for the hard-to-buy recipient.





  1. Packaging Options: a variety of fun seasonal patterns and designs from elegant to whimsical
  2. Customize the gift:  create-your-own gift with the recipient’s favorite cookies
  3. Affordable Gifts: even those on a tight budget can find great gifts like the $5 cookie card
  4. Order now, ship later: by-pass a stop at the post-office or UPS
  5. One Stop Shopping: shop from home without having to brave the wintery cold air
  6. Personal Message: no need to go to a card store. Cheryl’s offers a variety of greeting cards that can be customized and sent with the gift
  7. No Lines: escape the long wait in lines that wrap around aisle after aisle
  8. Great for any age: no matter if the recipient is five or 85, who doesn’t love cookies!
  9. Best Guarantee: Cheryl’s will ensure the quality, freshness, and presentation are the best in the business
  10. Free APO/FPO Military Shipping: even loved ones overseas can enjoy Holiday cookies with Cheryl’s free shipping to military bases

Browse Cheryl’s Holiday Collection to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list. Order now, ship later.  Happy Shopping!

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September 27, 2013

What moves you to make someone smile? Celebrate all of life’s moments- big, small, or in between and never miss an opportunity to express how you feel… “just because!”

See how people everywhere are celebrating moments, big and small and taking the opportunity to express themselves. Join us in making the moment count – and do it #justbecause. Cheryl’s offers a variety of sweet and indulging gift ideas for every special moment!


Birthday Cake Box

Birthday Cake Box

Happy Face Cookie Flower Pot

Happy Face Cookie Flower Pot

Love Cookie Card

Love Cookie Card

You Inspire Me Cookie Card

You Inspire Me Cookie Card


Just Because… It’s your birthday!

A sweet birthday gift perfect for friends and family, neighbors and co-workers!

Our cute birthday tin is filled with yummy treats including buttercream frosted cookies, snack size cookies, gummy stars, snack size crunchy cookies, hand decorated crunchy sugar cookies, and a deluxe drizzled pretzel.








Just Because… You had a bad day.

A gift that makes you smile – perfect for any occasion!  We’ve included our famous buttercream frosted cut-out cookies delivered in a shiny silver pail.










Just Because… You stole my heart.

A yummy pink heart cookie delivered in a pretty box is sure to get a reaction! Best of all, we’ve included a $5 Reward Card to use on a future purchase at Cheryl’s.










Just Because… You’re my hero!

Our delightful cookie card includes a FAMOUS individually wrapped Cheryl’s buttercream frosted cut-out cookie tucked inside a cheerful gift box. We’ve also included a $5 Reward Card to use on a future purchase.

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Gift Ideas to Make Every Milestone Birthday Memorable

July 30, 2013
16th Birthday Gift Ideas

Every birthday is an occasion to celebrate, but big milestone birthdays are the ones we remember our whole lives through. They’re a rite of passage—a sign of life achievement. So if someone you love is turning 16, 21, 30 or 50, such an epic moment calls for an equally monumental birthday present. Here are a few gift ideas to make every milestone birthday an event for the history books!

16th Birthday Gift Ideas

16th Birthday Gift Ideas

Nothing is more exciting than turning 16: Childhood days are left behind, and fun teenage years—filled with possibilities—are up ahead! Make her sweet 16 even sweeter with these dessert-themed gifts.

21st Birthday Gift Ideas

21st Birthday Gift Ideas

Turning 21 isn’t just about discovering yourself before you become a full-blown grownup; it’s also about indulging in the best things life has to offer! These gift ideas will really help your favorite 21-year-old let her hair down and enjoy her carefree days.

30th Birthday Gift Ideas

30th Birthday Gift Ideas

As an established adult at 30, chances are your loved one is juggling work, family and a super-hectic schedule. Let her kick up her feet and take a mini vacation from her responsibilities on her 30th birthday with these easygoing gifts.

50th Birthday Gift Ideas

50th Birthday Gift Ideas

Just as wine becomes more delicious with age and brings families together to make memories, so does life at 50. These gifts give your loved one the finer things she desires on her 50th birthday: gourmet flavors and, more importantly, the love of family.

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Send Your Coz a Sweet Gift for Cousins Day!

July 16, 2013
Love Cookie Greeting

Love Cookie GreetingThey aren’t just your aunts’ and uncles’ kids. They’re your best friends. They’re your siblings from another mother. They’re your partners in crime at family get-togethers. They’re your cousins, and your family wouldn’t be the same without them. And because our cousins are so special, they even get their own holiday! Mark your calendars: Cousins Day is coming up on July 24!

Celebrate your sweet family connection by sending your coz a scrumptious little treat. Whether they live right around the corner or all the way across the globe, sending them a cookie greeting in the mail is the perfect way to show your cousin how much you love them. It’s much sweeter than a card, it can be delivered anywhere and it only costs $5! Plus, each cookie comes with a $5 Cheryl’s Reward Card, so the deliciousness of Cousins Day can last even longer.

Show your favorite family member a whole lotta love with a heart-shaped Love Cookie Greeting, or put a big, bright smile on their face with a colorful Happy Face Greeting. For the ladies, a cheery Have a Great Day Cookie Greeting is sure to make their holiday memorable. For the gents, the sporty Football Cookie Greeting will definitely score a touchdown as the best Cousins Day gift ever! Each ultra-soft cookie is frosted with Cheryl’s out-of-this-world buttercream icing, so you’ll win your cousin’s heart, no matter which kind of cookie greeting you give them!

And remember: If you have a cousin, that means you are a cousin, so this is your holiday too. Make sure you grab a cookie greeting for yourself, because there is no cousin sweeter than you!

How do you plan on catching up with your cousins on Cousins Day this year?

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