Cookie gift businesses grow out of recession

cookie giftsOur nation’s recent economic challenges proved to be a fertile time for entrepreneurs. We recently read about a pair of growing cookie gift businesses that got their start during the recession.

The stories of Carolyn's Cookie Co. and Kitchen Vixen Cookie Shop warmed our hearts. After all, we started in much the same way. We just wanted to ship brownies and cookie gifts to dessert lovers like us.

According to The Californian of Salinas, California, Carolyn Walker was inspired to transform her mother’s cookie recipes into a business after reading Seth Godin’s book Linchpin. Unlike many cookie gift entrepreneurs, Carolyn’s idea involved selling frozen cookie dough balls that can be kept in your freezer until you’re ready to prepare them.

Meanwhile, the News Miner of Fairbanks, Alaska, introduced us to Kitchen Vixen Cookie Shop owner Jen Krzmarzick. Jen bakes custom cookies, but that’s not all. Her unique angle is that she loves consulting with clients to help make the perfect cookie – by...

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More than just the best brownie, the best cookies and bars too!

Working for Fairytale Brownies, I am often asked what my favorite flavor is. Well hold on, flavor of what: brownies, cookies, or bars? I am surprised at how many people do not realize that besides making the best brownie ever, we also make delicious chewy cookies and soft, buttery blondie bars.

We may be well known for our brownies, but our cookies and bars are just as delicious. Doc O., from Paradise Valley, Arizona is a big fan of our Fairytale Bars. He said, "These bars are fabulously rich and moist. Worth every calorie!"  And Linda from Manteca, CA loves our cookies, "Sinfully good....everyone was all smiles when I served these cookies." So if you haven't tried our cookies and bars, what are you waiting for?!

Visit brownies.com and order cookies and bars to try. For cookies, I recommend the Fairytale Cookie Dozen. This gift comes with 2 each of our six divine flavors, so you can try them all and find your favorite! If you are interested in trying the bars, then go for the Fairytale...

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Buy cookies. Don’t steal them from Subway.

send cookies in summery packagingWhen it comes time to send cookies to loved ones, there are a few approaches available. You can buy cookies from Fairytale Brownies. Or, you can follow the lead of two criminals who recently stole cookies from Subway.

(Hopefully, you’ll choose the former.)

That’s right. Earlier this summer, two different men in two different states stole cookies from Subway. That’s two cookie thefts in one week! Stick that in the “what is this world coming to” file.

According to the Sun Sentinel of South Florida, detectives in Broward County were on the hunt for a man who hopped the counter of a Subway to grab cash from the register after becoming enraged by the cost of his cookie.

That same week, in our home state of Arizona, Tucson News Now reported that a man stole an entire rack of cookies from Subway before fleeing on foot. (As a Sun Devil, I’m obliged to report that the man was wearing a University of Arizona sweatshirt.)

Remember kids. Crime doesn’t pay. If you want your own desserts, buy cookies in...

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Show your love with custom food gifts

custom food gift cookiesYou’ve heard the old adage that the path to a man’s heart is through his stomach. A couple of teenaged boys turned that idea on its head by creating custom food gifts to show their prom dates that that they care.

The Watertown Daily News of New York reported this summer that two local teens asked out their prom dates with custom-made desserts. And they went a bit further than ordering cookies or bite-size Magic Morsels in our heartfelt Thinking of You band.

William Serota formed cookie dough into the shape of the characters: P-R-O-M-?. When the cookies were done baking, he sent his date Carly Sullivan to the kitchen to check on them. Fortunately, she said yes.

Meanwhile, their classmate Jake Turck ordered Chinese food with a special fortune cookie in it. When his date Cassie Birth opened it, a note reading “Will you go to prom with me? – Jake” fell out. Again, she said yes.

Yes, prom season is behind us. But these heart-warming stories reminded us of the power of custom food gifts to show your...

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Order brownies to celebrate baseball season

order brownies for a baseball gameThis summer, much of the world’s attention has been on soccer and the World Cup. That’s fine by us, but let’s be honest about one thing.

In this country, summertime is all about baseball.

During baseball season, you might bring a gift basket of bite-size Magic Morsels to a celebration of your Little League team’s last game. Or you might order brownies by the half-dozen to sneak into a big league game with the family.

Or, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you could bake a gift basket full of baseball-themed treats.

The Gunny Sack blogger Tonia posted a fun recipe for baking cookie cups in the shape of baseball caps. We love the idea of letting the kids decorate the cookie cups in their team colors after they emerge from the oven.

Tonia explained the inspiration behind the cookies on her blog.

“The last time that I made cookie cups, a few of them overflowed in the mini muffin tin. When I popped them out once they were cool, I noticed that the when they were upside down, they looked like baseball...

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Fudge brownie gifts that double as architectural marvels

North Country Public Radio in northern New York recently reported on an interesting trend. Cookie architects like Rebecca Weld of Potsdam, N.Y., are constructing miniature buildings out of cookies and then posting the photos online.

fudge brownie gifts in a towerYou can see one of Rebecca’s creations hereHow fun is that?!

At Fairytale Brownies, we’re big fans of stacking sweets. Have you seen our collection of fudge brownie gift towers? Nestled inside these splendid pillars are fudge brownies, gourmet cookies, and buttery bars that are revealed one layer of the tower at a time.

Our top-selling stack of sweets is our Regal Tower, which includes 30 fudge brownies in three different sizes, eight gourmet cookies, and three buttery bars. No wonder it weighs in at over six pounds!

Here’s what Ginger from Atlanta had to say about the Regal Tower: “The variety gave us an opportunity to try new products and to sample some new flavors and we've loved them all so far. I love the packaging - it was in the shipping box as 4...

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New Happy Summer Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

I know for many of you it was a long, harsh winter. Even though it never really gets that cold here in Phoenix, I felt for my relatives and friends during that "winter vortex" that swept across much of the country. Just looking at the pictures on Facebook made me shiver. But it's time to forget the cold and enjoy this long awaited summer! What better way to do that than to wish all your friends a happy summer than with our new Happy Summer gourmet brownie gifts!

Your recipients will be delighted when they are greeted by a cheery Happy Summer Band wrapped around a box full of delicious fudge brownies, chewy cookies, and golden bars! Nothing brings a smile to the face like a surprise, 'just because' gift showing up on their doorstep. Fairytale treats are also great to bring to outdoor BBQ's and picnics! Each treat is individually wrapped so they stay fresh and can be easily stored. Bring a Summer Sprite 24 to your next summer party, and you will become the most popular person there. Or,...

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An American Creation - Mouthwatering Mail-Order Gourmet Brownies!

While Americans display their patriotism through service, song, and ceremony, Fairytale Brownies displays patriotism through the baking and shipping of our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars. For more than 21 years, our mail-order brownie company has baked and shipped gourmet treats right here in the great state of Arizona. We are very proud to bake locally and ship brownie gifts produced right here in the US. 

Our fudge brownies, chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars are baked with the finest ingredients - US grade AA farm fresh eggs and real creamery butter. Each treat is individually wrapped and then hand packed in whimsical gift packaging that is produced right here in the US. Our Classic gift box has a chocolate brown exterior with a purple and white-starred folding flap closure and matte-silver lined interior and is manufactured in the state of Utah, while our Enchanted gift box is a sturdy set-up design with a white base and purple lid lined with white magical stars is...

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Send a unique birthday brownie gift!

LJ from Providence, RI reviewed the Birthday Deluxe Cookie & Sprite Combo.

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies Birthday Deluxe Cookie & Sprite Combo: I bought this happy birthday brownie gift as a surprise gift for a family member's 50th birthday. There was plenty of flavor variety and brownies and cookies were enjoyed by everyone. I would definitely order again from Fairytale Brownies! A delicious and unique gourmet gift to send to anyone. 

Pros: Freshness,Delicious,Individually Wrapped,Flavor Assortment

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Send Gourmet Brownie Gifts

Michelle from Phoenix, AZ reviewed the Cookie & Morsel Combo.
About Me: Personal Gift Giver,Business Gift Giver

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies Cookie & Morsel Combo: I sent Fairytale Brownies as business gifts, thank you gifts, and as personal holiday gifts over the past few years. I always receive positive feedback on how amazing the brownies are. The cookie and brownie combo is a great gift and the cookies seem to be the new favorite. I highly recommend this brownie gift to send to your friends and family!

Pros: Flavor Assortment,Delicious,Individually Wrapped,Good Value,Memorable Gift,Freshness
Best Uses: Holiday Gift,Business Gift,Personal Gift

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