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Halloween Cookies

Spooky & Sweet Halloween Party Ideas

October 2, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to get extra festive. Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year with a show-stopping party for both children and adults to enjoy!

Celebrations.com recently threw a wow-worthy Halloween bash filled with DIY elements that are simple to recreate yet will impress guests of all ages! Check out their full Halloween party for ideas including a DIY Smoky Witches Brew recipe, Spooky Cider for the kids, DIY Witch Broom Cocktail Stirrers, and a fun Trick-or-Toss game using Halloween candy.

Have any fun Halloween party ideas you’d love to show off? Share them with us in the comments section below!

Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies, Summer

Beauty in Bloom: Fun Facts About Sunflowers

September 3, 2014

When you look at a sunflower, you can’t help but smile. There’s just something about those bright, larger-than-life flowers that really brighten up the day. That’s why every summer and fall, we love putting a sunflower spin on our famous buttercream frosted cookies!

In honor of one of our favorite vibrant blooms, here are some fun facts about sunflowers!

Did you know…

– Sunflowers belong to the Helianthus genus. Helianthus is a combination of the Greek words – “helios,” meaning sun and “anthos,” meaning flower.

cheryls-buttercream-frosted-sunflower-cookies– The sunflower has been cultivated for over 4,500 years!

-While the sunflower is native to North America, its popularity as a cultivated crop began in Russia.

– It is a very fast growing plant; in fact, it requires around only 100 days from planting to reach maturity.

– Flower heads from young sunflower plants actually follow the movement of the sun during the day. This behavior is known as heliotropism.

– In fact, the French word for sunflower is tournesol, which translates literally to “turn with the sun.”

– Sunflower plants vary tremendously in size; they can be as small as three feet and as large as eighteen feet in height.

– One single sunflower can have up to 2000 seeds – that’s a whole lot of snacking!

– There are more than 60 different kinds of sunflowers growing all over the world.

– Not only are sunflowers the state flower of Kansas, but you can find 11 different varieties of sunflowers growing in this one state!

– There are 2 different kinds of consumable sunflower seed – striped and black oil.

– As of 2014, the tallest sunflower in the world belongs to Hans-Peter Schiffer from Germany. His wow-worthy bloom measures at 28 ft, 8.49 inches (8.75 m) high and was measured on August 27, 2013.

– On the flip side, according to the 1996 Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest sunflower ever grown measured at only 2 1/5 inches at its mature stage – that’s one petite plant!

– Not only can you eat sunflower seeds, but you can even use them to make medicines, paints, and cooking oil.

– Sunflowers are more than just plants, they are art! In fact, famous painter Vincent Van Gogh was so inspired by this beautiful bloom that he did a whole series inspired by and featuring sunflowers.

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Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies, Summer

How to Make Bite-Size Buttercream Cookie Cups

July 21, 2014

how-to-make-buttercream-cookie-cupsLooking for a new, fun way to enjoy your favorite Cheryl’s buttercream cookies? Give them a creative (and delicious) twist by turn them into bite-sized cookie cups which can then be filled ice cream or other tasty treats!

Keep in mind when gathering your supplies that one Cheryl’s cookie will yield two buttercream cookie cups. We use original white frosted cutout cookies, but if your celebration calls for a specific color theme, feel free to use one of the other buttercream frosted cutout varieties to fit the rest of your menu and decor!

Supplies for Buttercream Cookie Cups

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Butter or cooking spray
Mini Muffin Tin
Rolling Pin
Aluminum Foil
Access to Freezer

Directions for Buttercream Cookie Cups

First, prepare the cookies by unwrapping them. If you have been keeping them in the freezer, give them 5-10 minutes to defrost and soften back to their original state.

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Place your cookies on a clean, lined surface and use the rolling pin to slowly flatten and crumble the cookies until you are left with a deliciously crumbled cookie pile.

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Take a handful of the cookie crumble and place on the inside of the muffin tin. Use your hand to mold it to the tin shape, using your thumb to leave an empty space in the middle to ensure the bowl-like shape.

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Once your entire tin is filled with cookies, wrap in tin foil and place in the freezer for 2 hours to overnight.

Once the cups have fully frozen into the shape, remove them from the freezer. Let defrost for 2 minutes before removing them for easy removal.

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Now, fill your cups with ice cream, candies, chocolate morsels – the possibilities are endless!

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!

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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.“

Holiday

Holiday Gift Guide

December 9, 2013

In need of some guidance for your Holiday gift buying? I have created any easy shopping guide to help you pin-point the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list! Here is your one-stop gift guide for a stress free shopping experience. –guest blogger: Maria

Gifts for Him

Whether he is an outdoorsman, handyman, sports fan, or a #1 Dad, Cheryl’s has a variety of gifts for any man in your life.

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Gifts for Kids

Kids love unwrapping presents to unveil the contents inside! So why not give your kids cookies hidden in cute packaging like a snowman hat. It will be a surprise they won’t forget!

You've Been Elfed BoxSnowman HatHoliday Bear with Treats

For the Family

2 for 1 deal: not only are these gifts great family-friendly activities for every age, but they are also edible too! Spend an afternoon this winter with the whole family making memories.

Cut-Out Cookie Decorating KitSnowman Kit

For the Sweets Lover

Hit the spot with these sweet baskets. Each bountiful basket is filled with delicious treats based on a classic seasonal holiday flavor.

   Gingerbread BasketPeppermint Basket

Shop away and cross those names off your shopping list! Please visit Cheryls.com to shop the entire Holiday collection.

Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies

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!

Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies

#JustBecause

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.

Summer, Summer cookies

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?