Gourmet brownies the inventor of peanut butter would love

peanut butter cookie giftThirty-five years after he was born on this day in 1849, Marcellus Gilmore Edson changed life as we know it. (Or, at least as I know it, since I’m somewhat addicted to his invention.)

According to Wikipedia, the Canadian pharmacist became the first person to patent peanut butter in 1884. In his patent application, he described peanut butter as having “a consistency like that of butter, lard, or ointment” and requiring peanuts to be milled to “a fluid or semi-fluid state.”

If that sounds less than appetizing, our peanut butter-flavored gourmet brownies and cookie gifts may do the trick for you.

Our Peanut Butter Cookie combines natural peanut butter and pure cane sugar to create a creamy cookie with that classic peanut butter taste.

Our customer service team lead Ellie Perry is especially fond of the cookie. “The peanut butter cookie is a classic-style cookie,” she said. “Rich peanut butter flavor with just the right amount of crunch on the edge and soft texture in the middle. LOVE IT!”

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Gourmet brownies we’d enjoy again and again on Groundhog Day

Well, it's Groundhog Day... again…espresso nib gourmet brownie

Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy hit Groundhog Day is as key to my knowledge of the holiday as Punxsutawney Phil. As you may recall, Murray’s character was doomed to repeat Groundhog Day over and over until he managed to successfully woo costar Andie MacDowell.

Over the last couple years, we’ve asked our teammates which of our gourmet brownie and cookie gifts is their favorite. These are the treats they’d enjoy again and again … just in case Groundhog Day repeats.

“My favorites have got to be the Toffee Crunch Brownie. I love the crunchiness of the toffee when it comes straight out of the refrigerator. Also, the Fairytale Bars are just so good. I can’t resist the Cheesecake Swirl Bar. Our sweet and buttery bars can't be beat.” ~ Jasmin Santiago, retail sales

“My favorite brownie is definitely the Raspberry Swirl Brownie. The raspberry flavor just melts in your mouth. Oh, and the Peanut Butter Cookie is absolutely amazing.” ~ Donna Baker, accounting

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No 3D printer? Order cookies by mail from us!

You may not have seen one yet, but 3D printers are the next big thing.cookie gifts

What are they? 3D printers create real-life versions of digital files by layering threads of plastic on top of one another. NASA recently emailed a file of a wrench to the International Space Station and the astronauts aboard “printed” it to tighten a bolt. How cool is that?!?

Not all use cases for a 3D printer are as glamorous. But they sure can be tasty.

Cookie Caster is a new website where you can design a custom cookie cutter and print it on your in-home 3D printer. Now that would make for some unique cookie gifts!

What, you don’t have your own 3D printer yet? Well, don’t worry about that. As long as you don’t mind your cookies being round, you can order cookies by mail from Fairytale Brownies.

Baked with premium, all-natural ingredients, our gourmet cookie gifts are just like homemade. And they come in six mouth-watering flavors: Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Caramel Pecan, Coconut Walnut, and Toffee...

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Pecan brownie gifts that are fit for a King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming January 19. There’s increased interest in the man behind the holiday this year thanks to the acclaimed new film Selma.pecan brownie gift

Selma dramatizes the protest marches from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The movie is a Golden Globe nominee for best motion picture, best actor, and best director.

We did a little research and found that King’s favorite food was pecan pie. That’s not surprising. My family’s from the south too and we love pecan pie.

At Fairytale Brownies, we feature pecans in three of our gourmet cookie and brownie gifts.

Our Pecan Brownie gifts burst with handfuls of fresh, crunchy pecan halves. They’re available as full-size Fairytale Brownies or snack-size Fairytale Sprites.

Topped by a layer of chopped pecans, our Pecan Blondie Bars deliver the perfect blend of moist cake and satisfying crunch.

And our Caramel Pecan Cookies combine organic vanilla extract, buttery caramel, and premium pecans to pair chewy and...

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Mail order cookies: Safer than baking at home?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently took a swipe at a cherished American baking tradition.mail order cookies

A few days before Christmas, the USDA tweeted, “Baking cookies for Santa? Don’t eat the raw dough! It contains uncooked eggs that may contain Salmonella bacteria.”

Bah humbug!

If you can’t resist tempting fate by tasting your cookie dough, you could leave the baking to Fairytale Brownies. We offer mail order cookies in six delicious flavors.

  • Natural peanut butter and pure cane sugar give our creamy Peanut Butter Cookie that classic peanut butter taste.
  • Cocoa powder and pure peppermint oil create the perfect blend of richness and cool, mint bursts in our Mint Chocolate Cookie.
  • Fine cocoa powder and rich Callebaut Belgian chocolate chips make our moist Double Chocolate Cookie a chocolate dream.
  • With organic vanilla extract, buttery caramel, and premium pecans, our Caramel Pecan Cookie offers a chewiness with a satisfying crunch.
  • Toasty walnuts, sweet coconut flakes, and rich chocolate cocoa form a...
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Best brownie? Of course! First brownies? Well, not so fast.

best browniesAt Fairytale Brownies, we’re confident that when you order brownies from us, you’ll receive the best brownies out there.

That said, we’ll readily admit that our brownies weren’t the first brownies out there. After all, we didn’t start baking brownies until 1992.

Mental Floss, a magazine dedicated to random facts and trivia, recently provided some of the back story on the world’s first brownies. Alas, identifying the inventor of any dessert dish can be a challenge. It’s not like patents are involved. So, the magazine offered up three scenarios:

1) An unknown chef was making biscuits and mixed in melted chocolate by accident. Either that or he was baking a cake and ran out of flour. We think the ambiguity alone is enough to discredit this theory.

2) A housewife in Bangor, Maine, was baking a chocolate cake and forgot to add baking powder. That seems a bit more plausible to us, but it doesn’t explain how brownies gained popularity outside her kitchen.

3) Chefs at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel...

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Get gourmet cookies delivered with your coffee – not in your coffee

gourmet cookies deliveredWould you rather have gourmet cookies delivered with your coffee or gourmet cookies delivered in your coffee?

It seems three of the world’s largest coffee retailers are trying to duplicate the success of the Pumpkin Spice Latte by following up that fall tradition with a new winter specialty: cookie-flavored coffee. According to the Boston Globe, there will be four new cookie coffees released by Caribou Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Starbucks.

Caribou Coffee recently released its Gingersnap Cookie Mocha which includes hints of ginger, allspice, and clove.

Starbucks’ new Chestnut Praline Latte is espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices topped off with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs. It’s the first new holiday drink from Starbucks in years.

Not to be outdone, Dunkin’ Donuts is releasing two cookie-flavored drinks. Topped with red and green sugar, the Sugar Cookie Latte emulates the taste of frosted cookies. Meanwhile, the Snickerdoodle Cookie Latte mixes...

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Send those college students some sugar!

It is finals time! Many college students are hitting the books hard, preparing for finals before taking their holiday break. I can recall those college finals weeks, well sort of.  It was more of a haze of cramming and caffeine than anything, and longing for the fun of holiday break.

If you have a student away at college, send them a little pre-holiday treat from Fairytale Brownies. The sugar will do them good and they will be reminded that they are so close to coming home to family, friends and festivities.

Kristine from Portland, Oregon sent some to her college student. She said, “A friend received these as a gift and shared at work. Delicious! Can't wait for my University of Oregon son to get them for Finals Week! -- I work at Portland State University so I know college kids. --This is a great item to send your college kid. Quick, easy, affordable, and nothing says I love you like brownies!”

We have many occasions to choose from, including Christmas, Holiday, and Celebrate the Season Gi...

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Ditch the guilt and share a fudgy chocolate brownie gift with a friend

fudgy chocolate brownie giftThe Journal of Consumer Research recently released a study that contains great news for lovers of fudgy chocolate brownies worldwide.

It turns out that when you ask a friend to share a dessert – as opposed to each of you picking your own – it reduces your friend’s guilt by removing the burden of choice. Or, in the words of technology magazine Ars Technica:

“Normally, people do not enjoy being forced to do something. People also do not enjoy the guilt that comes with doing something that is bad for them. Surprisingly, these two wrongs seem to make a right: when people are compelled to engage in vices, they feel better than when they freely choose the vice for themselves.”

Huzzah!

In honor of this new research, we’d like to remind you that we have three brownie gifts wrapped in wintry bands inscribed with seasonal messages that are fit for sharing this holiday season. Whether you want to say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or Celebrate the Season, Fairytale Brownies has you covered.

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Fairytale Brownies donates to help those in need this Thanksgiving

Fairytale Brownies participated in their 2nd Annual Canned Food Drive and partnered with 102.5 KNIX Radio Station in Phoenix to be part of the Million Can Crusade. This charity event helps feed those in need by filling the empty shelves of  St. Vincent de Paul's Food Bank. 

I am proud to report that Fairytale Brownies team members generously donated nearly 700 cans this year! I'm so grateful to work with such giving people! I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to donate to such a wonderful cause!

As of this post, the people of Arizona donated a total of 1,468,153 cans!

Here is a photo of me and Barrel Boy from KNIX Radio Station who collected the cans on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul. I was pleased that Barrel Boy remembered me from last year (see my post here). As I approached him, he shouted, "Hey, here comes the Fairytale Brownies lady!" I did give him a bag of brownies as a thank you for standing in the cold all day in a barrel; he claims it's all in a...

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