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Fun, Easy and Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day!

July 9, 2013
Carnival Cookies

Carnival Cookies

Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! Today, we honor everyone’s favorite sugar-coated treat. To help you celebrate the sweetness, we came up with a few fun, simple and absolutely scrumptious ways you can enjoy the tastiest sugar cookies of them all: Cheryl’s cutout cookies!

Make Them Pretty With Frosting and Sprinkles

For all you traditionalists out there, whip up a quick and simple sugar cookie snack that allows you to both savor the flavor and express your creativity! All you have to do is get your hands on some rich and delicious buttercream frosting in your favorite flavors, spread it generously over a fresh batch of cookies, and top it all off with colorful sprinkles. With just these three ingredients, the cookie-decorating possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild!

Stack ’Em High as Cookie Sandwiches

Can’t get enough cookie? For even more sugary sweetness in every bite, take your sugar cookies to new heights by stacking them with layers of buttercream frosting in between. Just lay a cookie flat on your plate, spread some icing on the cookie and lay another cookie right on top. And you don’t have to stop at just two cookies: Keep moving up until your cookie sandwich has reached the towering height you desire. You can make things even more interesting by alternating the frosting flavors between each cookie layer!

Stuff Them up With Ice Cream

A sunny holiday calls for a refreshing sweet treat, so why not pair up your sugar cookies with another summertime favorite: ice cream? Making your own DIY ice cream sandwiches is beyond easy, and they’re a huge hit at any outdoor party. Follow the same steps you took to make the buttercream cookie sandwiches, but replace the frosting layer with a scoop of ice cream. Whether you fill it with classic vanilla or outrageous Rocky Road ice cream, this cool summer treat will make your taste buds scream for more.

Dunk ’Em in Chocolate

Everything tastes better covered in rich, velvety chocolate, and that goes for sugar cookies too! Instead of dipping the usual strawberries in your fondue pot, jazz things up and use Cheryl’s cookies instead. Or, if you’re looking for a really out-of-the-box way to dunk your cookies, check out our blog post on how to make easy icing fondue. Add even more fun to your fondue dessert with delicious toppings like shredded coconut, candy-coated chocolates, crushed peanuts, and more. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a dessert worth celebrating!

How will you enjoy your Cheryl’s cookies on National Sugar Cookie Day?

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The Best Games to Play at Your Carnival Party

June 6, 2013
Carnival Fancy Cookie Gift Box

Carnival Fancy Cookie Gift BoxStep right up, step right up! For a kid, a sunny summer day just isn’t complete without some fun carnival games. But why waste time driving to a faraway festival when you can bring the boardwalk to your own backyard? In celebration of Cheryl’s new carnival-themed cookies, we put together a list of the best games you and your kids can play at your next carnival party. So come one, come all and enjoy the most exciting fair in town!

Cookie-Eating Contest

Give the classic pie-eating contest a sweet little spin and use cookies instead. Stack Cheryl’s carnival cookies high up toward the sky and see who can eat the most in one sitting. With irresistible summer flavors like cotton candy, orange citrus and double chocolate, this race will definitely be a close call!

Bean Bag Toss or Baseball Throw

Test your pitching skills with a tossing game—DIY style. Making everyone’s favorite summertime game set is easy and cheap: Just grab a spare wooden or plastic board, cut out a few large holes, decorate it and assign numbers to each hole. Then lean it up against the fence and take turns throwing baseballs or bean-filled bags to rack up points.

Balloon Darts

Your carnival party crowd will be popping with excitement when they see your homespun balloon dart board. Hang up a large corkboard panel on the fence or stand it up in the grass. Then, completely cover it with air-filled water balloons. Hand your guests five darts and tell them to take their aim: Whoever pops three balloons wins a prize!

The Fish Bowl Game

One of the trickiest—yet most addictive—carnival games, the Fish Bowl Game will be a raging hit with your guests, young and old alike. Line up 10-20 small fishbowls close together in rows on a table. Give your festival-goers a bag of pennies or Ping-Pong balls, and sit back and watch while they tirelessly try to land them in the fish bowls one by one.

Ring Toss

A carnival party can’t get any more authentic than a good ol’ game of ring toss! To get in on some traditional fun, fill up a plastic crate with rows of empty, upright glass bottles. (Make sure the long bottle necks stick out high above the rim of the crate.) Hand the kiddos a bunch of colorful plastic rings and enjoy their laughter as they compete to see who can loop the most rings around the bottles.

How Many Jelly Beans?

The ultimate carnival guessing game is also the easiest to recreate at home. Fill up a large jar to the rim with jelly beans, seal it and place it on a table for all to see. Have everyone guesstimate how many beans are in the jar, and reward the closest guess with a prize. Bonus: Once the game is over, everyone can dig into the delicious jelly beans!

The Duck Pond

Carnival party guests will have a quack-tastic time fishing for prizes! Grab about 50 rubber ducks (the weighted kind float best), label the bottom of each duck with the name of a toy, and attach a hook to the top of each duck’s head. Fill a small plastic kiddy pool with water, toss in the ducks and have the little ones cast a line and try to nab the biggest prize.

What other kinds of fun food and activities will you have at your kids’ next carnival party?

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3 Delicious Alternatives to Traditional Graduation Gifts

May 23, 2013
Notre Dame Gift Tower

Looking for a special gift for an outstanding grad? You don’t have to settle for a boring present that’ll end up buried somewhere in your alum’s closet. Give her something unique and delicious that she’ll devour in seconds and remember forever: cookies! Here are three yummy alternatives to traditional graduation gifts for the star student in your life!

Congrats Cookie Flower Pot

Traditional Graduation Gift: A Bouquet

Alternative Graduation Gift: Congrats Cookie Flowers

What’s the first thing you hand to your grad after she marches down the aisle? Flowers, right? Well imagine her surprise when you greet her with a bouquet of cookies instead! In this fun twist on a typical graduation gift, Cheryl’s world-famous buttercream frosted cutout cookies and crunchy hand-decorated shortbread cookies are artfully arranged in a silver pail to look like beautiful blooms. It’s the irresistibly sweet way to say “Congrats!” for a job well done!

 

 

Graduation Card Cookie Greeting

Traditional Graduation Gift: A Greeting Card

Alternative Graduation Gift: Graduation Card Cookie Greeting

If you can’t make it to the graduation ceremony but still want to send your best wishes for a successful future, skip the conventional card and send your favorite grad a cookie greeting! A mouthwatering buttercream-frosted cutout cookie comes in an adorable gift box, which you can customize with your own personal message. Plus, it comes with a $5 Cheryl’s rewards card! A deliciously heartwarming message on her special day, and a rewarding future to look forward to. What more could a grad want?

 

Notre Dame Gift Tower

Traditional Graduation Gift: Alma Mater T-Shirt

Alternative Graduation Gift: College Gift Towers or Cookie Tins

A college graduate can only have so many T-shirts with her alma mater’s logo on it. Give her another fun way to show her school spirit with these awesome college gift towers and cookie tins! Whether she graduated from Ohio State University or the University of Notre Dame, these exclusively frosted and packaged cookies will make her proud to flaunt her school colors. A tasty reminder that no matter where the road to her future leads, she’ll always be a part of her college’s family!

 

What other kinds of unique graduation gifts will you give to your proud grad?

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$5 Cookie Greetings

August 7, 2012
cheryls cookies greeting card

cheryls cookies greeting cardWelcome back cookie fans!

At Cheryl’s, we’re always looking for new and fun ways to celebrate all of life’s special moments. There is always so much to congratulate our friends and families on from new jobs, promotions, engagements, graduations, or even a just because gift to pick their day up. We know that this can get to be a little overwhelming trying to find something for everyone (let alone finding anything at all!), so we’ve decided to take on one of our favorite gifts and make your gifting ideas and option a whole lot easier!

We believe every celebration can be sweetened with our famous cookies, and now we have the perfect gifts that everyone can enjoy (including your budget!). Our all new $5 Cookie Greetings are designed for every playful and thoughtful occasion you have coming up. Sweeter than a card and only $5 delivered, we know these delicious cookies will be appreciated. Each cookie greeting comes with a $5 reward card for your recipient to use on their future purchase, making it the gift that keeps on giving!

These delicious greetings are designed for graduations, anniversary, and “Happy Birthday”, get well, congratulations, “Thank you”, “Cheers to you” and more!

Check out our new collection here and tell us what you think. cheryls cookies greeting cards

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NEW! Ice Cream Cookie Collection

July 17, 2012
ice cream truck gift

ice cream truck giftWelcome back readers,

We love July! The sun is shining, there are tons of cookouts to go to, and most importantly: it’s National Ice Cream month. This summer, we’ve released our all new Ice Cream Cookie Collection, with flavors and designs reminiscent of all those childhood summers chasing down the ice cream truck or trying to finish your ice cream cone before it melts! This is one of our most favorite creations yet and we know you’ll love our new Ice Cream Cookie flavors as much as we do.

Indulge in these new flavors below:

Buttercream Frosted Strawberry Sugar Cookie: Inspired by the summer season strawberries, ripe for picking and enjoying during the long summer months. This sweet, soft and chewy sugar cookie is generously topped with a rich strawberry buttercream frosting. Just as delicious as our signature buttercream cookies, but with a NEW and refreshing combination perfect for summer!

Mint Chocolate Chip: Refreshing mint and decadent chocolate combined to form everyone’s favorite after dinner treat! Classic ice cream flavor as a buttercream frosted cookies—double chocolate cookies provide the soft base for the creamy cool mint buttercream.

Vanilla Malted: No shake or straws necessary to enjoy this favorite malted flavor! Chewy, rich and unique—this cookie has malted milk powder for richness and flavor.  Real vanilla and butter further enhance this delicious sugar cookie.

ice cream bowl gift setBanana Split: We’ve fit this ice cream parlor specialty into a flavor packed cookie! Loads of real bananas, along with crispy walnuts combine to make a soft moist cookie that is generously hand frosted with our fudge frosting.  We won’t stop you from putting a cherry on top of it!

Cookies n’ Cream: The cream is Cheryl’s rich signature buttercream—sweet, creamy and full of real butter.  The cookie is our intense double chocolate cookies—2 kinds of cocoa and 2 kinds of chocolate chips.  A buttercream frosted twist on a favorite flavor combination.

Chocolate Marshmallow Pecan: No rough roads with these cookies—just great flavors and textures! Our “rocky road” cookies include – Chewy marshmallows, crispy pecans, semi-sweet chocolate chips—all combines into a tasty chocolate dough.  Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

May 4, 2012

Only a little over a week to go until Mother’s Day is here! If you’re still scrambling for a great gift idea for Mom, check out our very helpful (and very color coordinated) gift suggestions for Mother’s Day!

For the woman who has given you everything, she deserves a special gift that shows her how much you care. We’ve picked out some of our favorites from our own tasty gifts and treats, to other great gifts all around the web. We’re sure you’ll find something special for Mom and maybe even pick up a few things for yourself! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

And lucky for all of you thrifty readers out there, we have a site-wide weekend long sale for all of our valued customers who still need to pick up a delicious gourmet gift for Mother’s Day! 25% off site-wide (www.cheryls.com) use promo: MDAY25

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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Sweet Spring Celebration

March 21, 2012
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Lemon Treats Gift

Welcome Back!

Spring is here! Warm weather means citrus flavors to us: tangy lime, spritely orange and zesty lemon; it also means not turning on the oven! Whether you’re celebrating indoors or out, bright colors will be key; try bringing out a festive table cloth incorporating the colors mixed with white plates.

We found this easy and family friendly drink (courtesy of drinksmixer.com) called Spring Fever.

You’ll need:

¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz mango syrup
1 ½ oz pineapple juice
2 oz blood orange juice

Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker and strain into a glass half-filled with crushed ice.

*Helpful hint: if you don’t want your drinks diluted by the ice, cut out some fruit before-hand like melons or honey dew and freeze them. When your drinks are ready, replace the ice cubes with the frozen fruit!

Our sister-brand Celebrations.com already has a few great Spring and Summer recipes perfect for beating the heat and staying fresh, but one definitely caught our attention. Their Spring Citrus Salad is the perfect cure to the Winter slump we’ve all been feeling. It’s colorful, full of flavor and best of all: easy to make! Check out the recipe here on their website. For this purpose, we’ll go ahead and say that you don’t need to roast the beets; they taste great either way you choose.

Spring Citrus Salad Recipe

Spring Citrus Salad

Now on to our favorite part: dessert! All of our desserts are lovingly made with artisanal touches. We’re with our desserts through every part of the baking process; creating the mixture, flouring and buttering the pans, bringing to and from the oven, watching them rise, frosting the cookies and brownies, and many other loving details. Obviously we love all our cookies and cakes the same, but there is a special place in our hearts (and stomachs) for our lemon flavored treats. For all of our lemon treats, to secure the best flavor, we hand-squeeze lemons into our mixtures and use fresh lemon zest! You won’t find any artificial flavors near our sweet treats. All of our desserts are as homemade as you can get, so don’t be surprised when your party guests are impressed with your great baking skills (don’t worry, we won’t tell)!

Miss Grace Lemon Bundt Cake

Miss Grace Lemon Bundt Cake

So which lemon dessert should you choose? Our Miss Grace Lemon Bundt cake makes for the perfect Spring and Summer treat. Hand-dipped in our secret recipe lemon glaze to give it the moist and delicious taste, it’s also light, fluffy and great for sharing. Our Lemon Treats Gift is great for parties or gatherings as it offers a wider variety of desserts, including a glazed Miss Grace Lemon mini Bundt cake, zesty lemon buttercream frosted cookies and a lemon tea cake. A larger gift option also includes Lemon Cake slices.

Enjoy the warm weather and Spring recipes until next time!

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Summertime Cookie Giveaway!

June 30, 2011
Summertime Treats Pail

Summertime Treats Pail

Finally, it’s here – good ole’ Summertime!!! 

Summer is filled with so many wonderful outdoor gatherings with family and friends – cookouts, picnics, fireworks, family reunions, pool parties! And of course, we all know, these gatherings are made even better by sharing food and desserts with the people we love.

So, in the spirit of Summer, we would like to know what is your favorite Summertime sweet treat and why.

We will be giving away 3 of our festive Summertime Treats Pail filled with our delicious buttercream frosted citrus and fruit cookies.

To enter, let us know, in 1-2 paragraphs, what your favorite Summer sweet treat is and why.

Happy Summer!
And the winners are….

Winner #1: Written By Cj Sargent on June 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Winner #2: Written By Amanda Frint on June 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm
Winner #3: Written By Heidi on July 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm