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Holiday Entertaining with Cheryl’s

November 29, 2011

Welcome back cookie & brownie fans!

The Holiday season has officially started! That means, buying presents, decorating your home, sending out greeting cards, and the always festive holiday party. While it’s the most wonderful time of year, it’s also the most stressful, so let Cheryl’s help take some of the work off your plate (well, put something better on them!)

Mrs. Beasleys chocolate frosting bundt cake Cheryls
On Wednesday, November 15, the whole Cheryl’s family worked together to be the shining star of our media Holiday party at our Los Angeles Mrs. Beasley’s location. Top tier media guests and influential bloggers such as Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rockin’ Mama, Romy Raves, Santa Monica Times, The Recessionista and more joined us for an evening of gourmet cookies, delectable cakes, brownies, and festive Holiday trends and tips provided by Celebrations.com expert Rachel Hollis (“I Do Over”). And lucky you! We’re sharing some of them here.

A couple of great decorating tips for your Holiday party can be done easily and without breaking budget! Transform your space into a trendy holiday winter wonderland by repurposing things you already have. Hollis placed candied almonds within decorative champagne glasses and laid them out on the dessert table. She also repurposed the gift boxes featured within a Cheryl’s cookies holiday gift tower to create a festive tiered plated dessert tray, and used candle holders to place the Miss Grace famed bundt cakes, along with other dessert creations. These tips make for a fun, festive, and creative way to display all that your Holiday party has to offer (and we know your friends will be marveled by your ingenious skills).

Cheryls truffle cookie milk snowmen Another key feature of the event came from an entertaining trend quickly gaining momentum, especially around Holiday entertaining: having a festive dessert table for guests, and a designated kid’s dessert table. For the main dessert table, Hollis incorporated her festively fun Holiday entertaining ideas such as the repurposed champagne glasses, candle holders, and Cheryl’s cookie gift tower plates. For the children’s holiday dessert table, Hollis used desserts from Cheryl’s, Mrs. Beasley’s, and Miss Grace to create delicious elements for children (and adults!) to enjoy. She placed Cheryl’s mini brownies on popsicle sticks, created milk jars with snow man heads using Mrs. Beasley’s famous truffle cookies, and added a child’s touch of décor to Cheryl’s buttercream frosted snowflake cookies. It was certainly a fun and deliciously festive time for all!


No need to fret about all the Holiday entertaining duties you’ve given yourself this Holiday season. With Cheryl’s family of desserts, we make Holiday Entertaining a breeze. Try out some of our tips and tricks this Holiday for a fun time guaranteed!

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Thankful Thursday Thanksgiving Thanksgiveaway

November 10, 2011

Welcome back Cheryl’s fans!

November is the time for crisp air, golden leaves, warm nights inside, and Thanksgiving! It’s the holiday that’s sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas and usually gets forgotten about, though I can’t imagine why. Sure, you don’t get to dress up in costume and get free candy for a day, no one really writes songs about it, and you don’t get presents, but there is a lot more to Thanksgiving than we give it credit for.

Thanksgiving is the time to spend with family and friends and give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life and theirs. It’s an excuse to get everyone together over a good meal and catch up on what’s going on. Thanksgiving allows you to celebrate all that you have, without getting stuck on presents or what you did and didn’t receive this year. We should all appreciate Thanksgiving a bit more and treat the holiday as it should be treated, without letting it get lost between old pumpkins and giant display ornaments!

Personally, I love Thanksgiving. I love everything about Thanksgiving right down to the wishbone! I have such a large family with my parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, friends of family, all of their kids…you get the picture. We try to get together as much as we can so that we don’t lose touch, but holidays like Thanksgiving guarantee that we can all spend at least one day together, and impress each other with a chosen dish we’ve decided to make and bring to Thanksgiving dinner. One of my uncles and my grandma will usually take turns making the turkey, one of my aunts has the best mashed potatoes and potato salad I’ve ever tasted, and my mom is usually trying out new recipes and dishes each year so I’ll just have to wait and see what it is. This year, I’m sure I’ll get some praise when I bring over some Cheryl’s Thanksgiving cookies for my whole family to try…

All of this is why we’re happy to be doing our Thanksgiveaway Thanksgiving Sweepstakes for all of our fans! We just want to say thanks for sticking with us as fans, customers, and friends. We know that none of what we do would matter without all of your support. So join in the fun and let us show you how thankful we are that you are our fans! Our Thanksgiving Thanksgiveaway Sweepstakes will go on each Thankful Thursday leading up to Thanksgiving, where you could win our new Thanksgiving turkey cookie greeting.

Good friends, good fans, and good cookies: that’s a lot to be thankful for!

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Happy Halloween!

October 24, 2011

Halloween was always my favorite time of year growing up.  It meant pumpkin picking, hay rides, halloween parties and best of all trick or treating!

I remember the fun would start in early October with the big decision of what to dress up as and the anticipation of walking door to door seemed like it lasted forever!  In addition to the exciting Halloween events, I remember the thrill of receiving a Cheryl’s butter cream frosted pumpkin cutout as a surprise from my mom.   We would sit together at the kitchen table and eat the cookies with a glass of milk.   I would always savor every bite saving the green stem as the last lick of butter cream.

Now with two kids of my own there is still that same level of excitement for the Halloween celebrations!    My daughter loves picking out her Halloween costumes and counts down on a calendar to the big night to ring the doorbell and yell trick or treat!   However, the best part of it all now, as a mom, is sharing with her the same butter cream pumpkin cutout cookie with a glass of milk that my mom shared with me.   That same delicious hand-frosted pumpkin cookie brings a smile to her face as it did to mine twenty five years ago!

Happy Halloween!

-Nora E.
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What’s your favorite cookie?

June 7, 2011
Cheryl's Store at Easton

Cheryl's Store at Easton

What’s your favorite cookie?
That’s what it says in our store window.

If you are already a Cheryl’s customer- you probably already have one! If you haven’t tried our cookies before, I invite you to come visit one of our stores to try a sample and find a favorite.

My favorite is the Sugar Cookie. Not the frosted cut-out sugar cookie mind you (which is the cookie that made us famous- and is AWESOME!), just the plain, round Sugar Cookie, which is so soft when you pick it up that it can’t help but smoosh in your fingers a little when you hold it. It makes you want to rip the package open and eat it right on the spot. It happens to me every time I fill the Sugar Cookie basket- I just want to eat one! I work in the Cheryl’s stores, where we get to help people find their favorite cookie every day. We also get to share samples with our customers every day, and you guessed it- whoever makes the samples gets to pick the cookie flavor! Of course they always pick their favorite. It’s not always the traditional flavors either; I’ve seen people take a sample as they walk by our store and turn around to come in and buy the cookie they tasted. Yes, they are that good, and yes, that’s why we sneakily tempt you with them by sampling. We fell in love with them, and we want to you to, too!

Create Your Own Assortment at Cheryl's Stores

Create Your Own Assortment at Cheryl's Stores

Getting a sample is just one of the reasons to come visit our retail stores. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit one of our store locations, you already know just how many flavors there really are, and how difficult it is to pick just one. It’s impressive, the wall of cookies. That’s what is most fun about visiting a Cheryl’s though, getting to pick out your assortment. You can find varieties you didn’t know we had and taste cookie flavors which are just available for the season. It’s so different than looking through our catalog or online. We provide you with a “cookie picking basket” to make it easier for selecting cookies, and those of us who work in the stores are your Cookie Specialists, there to help advise you on picking out the perfect present. It’s fun and it’s special. And you can get a cookie for yourself while you pick out your gift. What could be better than that?

Pamela Casto
District Manager of Cheryl’s Columbus Stores

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