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Mother's Day

Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Personality

May 2, 2014

Cheryl's Garden with Cookie GiftSome Moms plan trips to the park, while others plan a day full of crafting fun. Some will even take the spontaneous route and point to a spot on the local map and plan a day around the winning location. No matter how Mom chooses to plan and spend the days, she fills with life’s lessons and love. This year, send Mom a unique gift that suits her one-of-a-kind personality; here are some creative Mother’s Day gift ideas to satisfy your special Mom!

For the Gardening Mom
Mom spends countless hours tending to her garden and indulging in the bounty it brings her. Bring the beauty of the garden indoors with a confection-filled gift inspired by her garden! Our Cookie Flower Garden is filled with Cheryl’s famous Buttercream cookies and even comes with forget-me-not seed packets to add some beauty to Mom’s yard.

For the Beach-Loving Mom
If bathing suit season is Mom’s favorite time of year, send her a beachy-keen gift inspired by sandy shores like our “Life’s a Beach” cookie tin.

For The Classic Mom
The Mom who loves tradition and classic celebrations will be expecting flowers. Pair your fresh flower bouquet with an even sweeter floral gift like classically beautiful tulips – in cookie form!

Cheryl's Teapot GiftFor The Elegant Mom
Mom is all about sophistication and elegance, so surprise her with a ceramic teapot to enjoy her afternoon tea! This classy gift comes with 9 buttercream frosted cookies so you can enjoy these together after Mother’s Day brunch!

For The Wise Mom
Mom is number one on speed dial not just because you love her, but also because she offers the best advice out of everyone you know. She always has the answer and loves spreading her knowledge with the world. Send Mom the a sweet gift inspired the wisest animal we know – sure to be a hoot!

For the Fashion-Forward Mom
Is Mom’s mailbox overflowing with beauty catalogs and shopping offers? If she spends her lunch hours at the mall or shopping online, satisfy her taste for fashion with a chic cookie arrangement with a trendy twist!

Long Distance Mom
Even if Mom is on the other side of the world, you can still surprise her with treats at her doorstep! Make it a monthly gesture by surprising her with a subscription to the Cheryl’s Frosted Cookie Club – sure put a monthly smile on Mom’s face.

Mother's Day Super Hero cookiesOn-the-Go Mom
She’s early to work every day, head of the PTA and still manages to be a full-time Mom! Send this super Mom a snack assortment worthy of a super-hero to show appreciation and love.

The Philanthropic Mom
Mom spends weekends volunteering and always makes sure to clip her box tops, so send this humanitarian Mom a gift that gives back. Our Make-A-Wish gifts give back about 20% of proceeds with each purchase from the collection!

Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies, Summer, Summer cookies

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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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for Every Dad

May 30, 2013
Golf-Themed Father's Day Gifts

Whether your dad’s a handyman, a top chef or a sports fanatic, no one wears as many hats as he does. So this Father’s Day, let Pops sit back and enjoy the holiday in his own way! Don’t get him just any gift; treat him to something that he can not only devour, but also use for his favorite relaxing hobbies. Here are some practical and delicious Father’s Day gifts for every kind of dad!

For the Dad Who Loves to Play Golf

Golf-Themed Father's Day GiftsAfter a long week at the office, there’s nothing quite like heading out to the golf course to recharge Dad’s batteries. If teeing off is your father’s favorite way of loosening up, surprise him with a golf-themed gift he can use every time he feels like hitting a few rounds.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas:

For the Dad Who Loves Spending Time Outdoors

Outdoors-Themed Father's Day GiftsFrom fishing, to barbecuing, to cheering on his favorite sports team at the stadium, your dad looks forward to doing anything that lets him breathe in the fresh air of the great outdoors. Give him a present that he can take anywhere he goes, whether it’s on a boat or in the stands.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas:

For the Dad Who Loves Fixing Things

Tool-Themed Father's Day GiftsNo leaky faucet is a match for this Mr. Fix-It! If your dad’s idea of weekend fun is hunting for new repairs to make around the house, then stock up his tool shed with a few new accessories, like a bucket for his collection of nuts and bolts, or a pail to organize his hammers and screwdrivers.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas:

For the Dad Who Loves Reading Comic Books

Superhero-Themed Father's Day GiftsPOW! Nothing re-energizes Dad more than putting up his feet and flipping through his stacks of vintage comic books. Help him indulge his passion—and show him what a super-dad he really is—with colorful hero-themed treats that he can munch on whenever he reads his favorite comics.

What’s your dad’s favorite way to wind down, and what kinds of hobby-related gifts will you give him this Father’s Day?

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Make Dessert Sparkle: Glittery Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Bombs

May 17, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Bombs Served With Sparkling JuiceJust a dash of glitz and glamour can brighten the entire room … and your whole day!

So the next time you’re hosting a lavish dinner at home, bring some razzle-dazzle to your soiree by showering your dessert with sparkles. To help you find the perfect recipe for your party, we gave our buttercream truffles a scintillating makeover with extra edible glitter, fresh ’n’ fancy raspberries, and Cheryl’s delectable cutout cookies. Here’s how to make a delicious treat that really shines!

What You’ll Need

12 Cheryl’s unfrosted cutout cookies

Two tubs Cheryl’s buttercream frosting (any flavor)

30-70 raspberries (30 for truffles, 40 for garnish)

24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Edible glitter

Directions

Crushed Cheryl's Cookies

  1. First, mix the cutout cookies in a blender until they’ve turned into fine crumbs. If you don’t have a blender, the cookies are so soft that you can simply seal them in a big sandwich bag and crush them by hand! Twelve cookies will yield about 3 cups of cookie crumbs. We split the crumbs into two 1 ½-cup batches so we could make two different flavored truffles.
    Cheryl's Cookies Crumbs Mixed With Cheryl's Fudge Buttercream Frosting
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the cookie crumbs and two tubs of room-temperature buttercream frosting in any flavor of your choice. Since we split the cookie crumbs into two bowls of 1 ½ cups crumbs each, we used one tub of fudge buttercream frosting in one bowl, and one tub of vanilla buttercream frosting in the other. Stir until the crumbs and frosting are well-combined. Cool the mixture in the freezer for a half hour.
    How to Wrap a Raspberry With Cheryl's Cookie-Icing Truffle Mix
  3. Once the cookie-frosting combo is nice and chilly, take it out of the fridge. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball, then flatten it out into a disk with your palms. Wrap the cookie-buttercream disk all the way around a raspberry and roll it into a ball again. Repeat this step until you’ve used up all of your cookie-buttercream mix. Two tubs of frosting will yield about 30 truffles. Chill the truffles in the freezer for another half hour.
    Rasperry Filling in Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Bombs
  4. Pour 24 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips into a bowl and melt them in the microwave for 2 minutes, making sure to stop and stir the chocolate every 30 seconds. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, take the truffles out of the refrigerator and use a fork to individually dip them into the chocolate. Set them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and then sprinkle them with lots of edible glitter (or any other sparkly topping you might like) before the chocolate cools. Pop them in the freezer one last time for a half hour or until the chocolate hardens.

Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Truffles

For an elegant presentation that’ll make your truffles look even more radiant, serve them on a shimmery cake platter alongside some champagne or sparkling juice. Don’t forget to drop a couple of raspberries into each champagne glass; they’ll look like brilliant little jewels for your drinks!

Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Bombs

What other kinds of glitzy desserts would you make for your sparkle-me-pretty soiree?

Easter Cookies

How To: Serve Cheryl’s Easter Cookies

March 28, 2013

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When your Easter cookies arrive at your doorstep, we bet you’ll be excited to serve them at your Easter celebration on Sunday. So, we put together a cute and festive way to use your favorite cookies for the perfect dessert table. 

First, you will need a box (or two) of our adorable Frosted Easter Cutouts. Next, you’ll need to take a trip to your local grocery store or drugstore and make your way to the holiday aisle where you’ll find a variety of Easter celebration goodies and decorations.

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We used:

  • Mini springtime Easter egg boxes
  • Easter egg tray
  • PEEPS®
  • Easter grass
  • A basket
  • Plastic Easter eggs

Take the mini boxes and fill them with the Easter grass, then place a cookie and a PEEPS® on top. If you have any cookies left over, you can place them in the middle of your Easter egg tray and fill the rest with the plastic eggs (or real ones). Put all of the mini boxes in the basket and when your guests are ready for dessert, you can start to hand out your favorite Cheryl’s cookies

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Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies, Cookie Flower Bouquets, Friendship, Mrs. Beasley's

Get Well Soon Cookies: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

February 15, 2013
Get Well Soon Fancy Cookie Gift

Get Well Soon Fancy Cookie GiftWith flu season in full swing, chances are someone you know has caught the bug. Looking for a get well soon gift that’ll get your sickly friend back on her feet in no time? You know what Mary Poppins used to say: A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down! And scrumptious Cheryl’s buttercream-frosted cookies are just what the doctor ordered. Put some pep back into your loved one’s step with these three sugar-coated pick-me-ups.

Mrs Beasley's Get Well Soon GiftThe Survival Kit

This is one house call your friend won’t want to turn away! The Mrs. Beasley’s Get Well Soon Gift features a sweet selection of gourmet lemon tea cakes, mini chocolate-dipped orange cakes, chocolate truffles and buttercream-frosted cookies, all tucked into an adorable box that’s shaped like a medical briefcase. Plus, it has the perfect remedies for any ailment: cure-all chicken noodle soup mix, throat-soothing lemon drops, and calming Earl Grey tea. No prescription could bring a smile to your friends face like this feel-good gift!

Get Well Cookie Flower PotA Sugary Bouquet

If your pal’s nose is stuffed to the max and she doesn’t feel like stopping to smell the roses, why not give her a get-well bouquet that she can eat instead? No arrangement is tastier than the Get Well Cookie Flower Pot! These hand-decorated shortbread cookies are artfully displayed in a beautiful (and reusable!) silver pail, just like a real bouquet. But they certainly won’t last as long as real flowers; your BFF will gobble them right up, putting her well on the road to recovery!

Get Well Chocolate Chip CookieBetter Than a Get-Well-Soon Card

Forget the typical greeting card with the cookie-cutter sentiments. If you really want to brighten up our gal pal’s sick day, send her a truly sweet note with a giant Get Well Chocolate Chip Cookie instead. It takes Cheryl’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe to larger-than-life proportions, and it gets its message across loud and clear with rich, revitalizing buttercream frosting. With a well wish like this, your friend won’t be under the weather for long!

What other kinds of get-well-soon gifts do you like to send to your friend when she’s ill?

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Throw a Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party With the Cheryl’s Cookie Kit!

February 7, 2013
Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Party

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Party

The day of love is finally upon us, so give Cupid the sweet welcome he deserves and throw a Valentine’s Day cookie decorating party! Cheryl’s Valentine’s Day Cutout Cookie Kit comes complete with everything you need for your big V-Day bash; plus, everything is delivered to your door, so there’s no need to trudge to the supermarket for your ingredients.

Each kit contains 24 prebaked heart-shaped cookies, two tubs of Cheryl’s world-famous frosting (in vanilla and fudge flavors), and one container with six assorted Valentine’s Day–themed sprinkles. All you have to do is set the table, gather some friends and family, and get down to business! Here are our tips for throwing a charming Valentine’s Day cookie decorating party with your handy kit.

Place Setting

Place Setting for Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating PartyWhen it comes to decorating cookies, the messier it gets the better! To keep cleanup time to a minimum, keep your place setting as simple as possible. Plain white plates make the color of your cookies pop, and a no-fuss glitter napkin ring adds some effortless bling. No need for any excess décor!

Instead of giving each guest a fancy spreader for the icing, go with plastic knives instead: They get the job done, and you can chuck ’em in the garbage when the party’s over. To pretty them up, just wrap some inexpensive twine around the handles.

For a quick festive touch, pour some strawberry milk into a mason jar. If you don’t like the taste of strawberry milk but still want to keep the pink theme going, just use regular milk and stir one drop of red food coloring into each glass. Finally, candy-striped straws nicely round out the overall laid-back and whimsical vibe of your sweet soiree.

Cookies

Plate of Cheryl's Heart-Shaped Cutout CookiesAnd now for the main event: the cookies! The best thing about Cheryl’s Valentine’s Day kit is that the oh-so-soft and delicious cutout cookies are already baked, so the hard work has already been done for you. Just remove them from the individual wrappers and arrange them on a large red plate. You’re ready to go! We used a rustic-chic DIY chalkboard coaster to label the cookies and complement the twine used in the place setting.

Frosting

Labeled Frosting for Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating PartyA cookie decorating party wouldn’t be quite as fun—or delicious—without some downright scrumptious icing. Your kit is already equipped with Cheryl’s smooth, rich and creamy vanilla and chocolate frosting. But for even more decorating options, you can order an extra tub of strawberry frosting (or any other flavors your taste buds desire). And since each kind of icing has its own personality, show them off in mixed-’n’-matched white bowls or cups. Then, label each bowl for your guests using a few more chalkboard coasters. It’ll give your table an adorably shabby yet put-together look.

Sprinkles

Sprinkles for Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating PartyThese festive little bits of sugar add a kiss of cuteness to your Valentine’s Day cookies. To dress up your sprinkles for the occasion, pour them into individual spice bowls and prop them up on sturdy glitter cupcake wrappers. Keep them organized by grouping them on a DIY chalkboard cheese board and labeling them. To finish the look, bring even more homespun elegance to your setup with these handmade tissue paper roses and popcorn hearts, or create them with your guests for some extra DIY fun!

Decorating

Decorated Cheryl's Valentine's Day CookiesIt’s the time you’ve all been waiting for. … Dig in! Grab your cookies and your trimmings and make your own sweet Valentine’s Day creations. There’s no limit to what you can do, so be adventurous! You and your guests will have a blast showing off your cookie-decorating skills and swapping your heart-shaped treats. Oh, and let’s not forget the best part of all: eating!

The fun doesn’t have to stop with cookies. You can use your frosting and sprinkles to put some V-Day cheer on all sorts of goodies. What other kinds of snacks will you be decorating with your Valentine’s Day cutout cookie kit?

Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies

The Many Uses of Buttercream, Part 7: Frosted Graham Stackers!

December 14, 2012
Frosted Graham Stackers

Frosted Graham StackersSadly, all good things must come to an end. We here at Cheryl’s hope you had a blast trying out our many buttercream experiments over the past seven weeks, but now it’s time for the grand finale!

To wrap things up, we thought we’d put a new twist on an old campfire favorite: S’mores. But there’s no need to light up a bonfire for this delicious treat. All you need is a few graham crackers, a tub of Cheryl’s rich fudge buttercream icing (to replace the chocolate bar in the traditional S’mores recipe) and a jar of creamy peanut butter (to stand in for the marshmallows). So let’s get crackin’!

Graham Crackers Frosted With Cheryl's Fudge Buttercream Icing and Peanut Butter

Break the graham crackers into small squares and separate them into three equal piles. Take one pile and spread a thick layer of Cheryl’s fudge buttercream frosting onto each graham cracker. For the second pile, spread a thick layer of peanut butter onto each square. Leave the remaining squares unfrosted.

Stacked Frosted Graham Crackers

Lay the buttercream-frosted crackers on a plate, frosted side up. Stack one plain cracker on top of each buttercream-frosted square, and then stack a peanut butter–covered cracker on top of the plain cracker to create a three-layer sandwich.

Stacked Frosted Graham Crackers Topped With Chocolate Chips

Cap off the sandwich with a topping of your choice, like chocolate chips or strawberry slices.

Now gather your friends ’round the table, pour yourselves a few mugs of piping hot chocolate, and take joy in a night of warm laughter and sweet comfort!

That’s all, folks! Before the curtain officially closes on our buttercream series, tell us which yummy project you loved most: traditional treats, icing fondue, deconstructed cake, cake push-up pops, frosted pancake sandwiches, frosted doughnut flowers, or frosted graham stackers?

Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies

The Many Uses of Buttercream, Part 6: Frosted Doughnut Flowers!

December 7, 2012
Frosted Doughnut Flowers

Frosted Doughnut FlowersSadly enough, our buttercream extravaganza is almost coming to an end. But don’t shed those tears just yet: We still have a couple of fun and tasty ideas up our sleeves!

This week, we think you should forget about those boxed doughnuts with the barely-there frosting. Stir things up a bit and frost your sweet rolls with some buttercream icing instead! A rich layer of frosting atop a fluffy doughnut makes it the ultimate comfort food, and it opens up a whole new realm of crafty possibilities!

In honor of the holiday season, we decided to create a cute Christmas bouquet out of our ring-shaped treats. Making these beautiful flowers is super-simple. All you need is a dozen (or half-dozen) each of unfrosted doughnuts and doughnut holes, a couple of tubs of your favorite buttercream frosting flavors, food coloring and a pastry bag. Once you have all your supplies, just follow these steps to make your own sugary arrangement:

How to Place Doughnut Holes in a Doughnut to Make a Flower ShapeLay out your unfrosted doughnuts on a platter. Then, place one plain doughnut hole in the center of each doughnut.

Doughnut With Frosted Flower PetalsMix your frosting with food coloring to create your desired colors for the flower petals. (Vanilla, mint and peppermint frosting work well for the Christmas motif!) Using a pastry bag and working around the doughnut hole, pipe the frosting onto the face of the doughnut to make the flower petals.

Frosted Doughnut Flowers Garnished With Leaves
Arrange the doughnut flowers on a platter and garnish them with some mint leaves (or faux leaves) for an extra-real effect.

Ta-da! Now you have some lovely—and downright delicious—blooms that will lift everyone’s spirits up in no time flat.

Next week, we’ll end our buttercream series with a bang: We’re layering graham crackers with frosting, peanut butter and some yummy chocolate chips!

Until we meet again, we want to hear from you: What other crazy crafts would you make if you had a tub of Cheryl’s frosting and some doughnuts lying around?

Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies

The Many Uses of Buttercream, Part 5: Frosted Pancake Sandwiches!

November 29, 2012
Frosted Pancake Sandwich

Frosted Pancake Sandwich
Anyone who’s crazy for sugar knows that chocolate chip pancakes don’t quite make the cut on the sweetness scale. They tend to taste a bit dry and bland, and you barely notice the chips inside! If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then we have just what you need to cure your boring-flapjack-induced coma: frosted pancake sandwiches! Best of all, you can make them in as few as three easy steps, so you can get your morning sugar rush even earlier!

Plain Pancakes

Buy a box of your favorite pancake mix, or whip up some fluffy flapjacks from scratch if that’s what your heart desires! Separate the finished batch of pancakes into stacks of two.

Pancakes With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Chips

For each stack, lay one of the pancakes on a plate and pipe a layer of buttercream frosting on top of it. You can add as much or as little as you like, and you can use whatever icing flavor strikes your fancy. (We recommend Cheryl’s fudge, vanilla, cinnamon and caramel frosting.)

Place another plain, unfrosted pancake on top of the layer of icing. Add a dollop of whipped cream (or more frosting!) to the top pancake and sprinkle it with your favorite sweet or savory garnish. We paired vanilla frosting with chocolate chips to create a cookies-and-cream sandwich. But you can use powdered sugar, sprinkles, walnuts, almonds, coconut or fruit to make your own flavorful concoction.

Voila! You’re ready to serve the perfect breakfast-slash-dessert medley that will gratify any sweet tooth at the crack of dawn … and the whole day through!

Be sure to pop in next week for our latest buttercream treat: frosted doughnut flowers!