Custom cutters for creative cookie gifts

Some people are quite content with circular cookies. We can’t recall ever receiving a complaint about the roundness of the treats in our cookie baskets.

However, for some brave souls, circles are a bit square. Think about it. When you’re offering cookie gifts to your friends and loved ones, you want to personalize them a bit.

That’s why we loved The Daily Meal’s recent slideshow of 10 creative sets of cookie cutters.

They’ve compiled quite a list, from three-dimensional dinosaurs to pugs and hedgehogs and from moustaches to ninjas and zombies. Heck, they even found a set of Game of Thrones sigil cookie cutters. (For the record, I’m with House Targaryen.)

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As they wrote in the intro, “You could go with boring old Christmas trees and gingerbread men shapes, sure. Or, you could kick it up several notches with some awesome and creative themed cutters! Seriously, let’s separate your cookies from the pack of Pinterest fails and boring shapes with some inventive and hilarious cookie cutters.”

It seems you have two choices when delivering cookie gifts. You can make your own cookies and add some pizzazz with creative cookie cutters like these. Or, if you want to send some circular sweetness, order cookie baskets from us.

Either way, the recipient is bound to be impressed.

Happy cookie cutting!

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Delivery brownies and cookie gifts with a hint of mint

There’s just something about the combination of rich chocolate and cool, refreshing mint. No wonder someone had the bright idea of proclaiming February 19 as Chocolate Mint Day. delivery browneis with mint chocolate

We love mint at Fairytale Brownies! We offer mint chocolate varieties of our delivery brownies and cookie gifts that are sure to please the mint lovers in your life. Hey, they might even appreciate these fun facts about mint, courtesy of the Mint Industry Research Council.

  • Ninety percent of all peppermint and spearmint oil produced in the U.S. goes into chewing gum, toothpaste, and mouth wash. That doesn’t leave much for the rest of us!
  • Mint is likely one of the earliest herbs put to regular use. Mint has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1,000 BC and was probably used in China even earlier.
  • The early Romans believed mint improved intelligence. The Roman army carried mint with it throughout Europe, helping it to spread into new areas.

Who’s ready for mint? Our Mint Chocolate Brownies deliver cool...

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Fudgy chocolate brownies and rich cream cheese. What a combo!

Rich cream cheese swirled into fudgy chocolate brownies. What’s not to love? Well, someone loved the idea that they pronounced February 10 as Cream Cheese Brownie Day. Sweet! fudgy chocolate brownies with cream cheese

We deliver two gourmet gifts with a cream cheese kick in our Cheesecake Swirl Bars and our Cream Cheese Brownies. More on those treats in a moment. First, here are three facts about cream cheese from Wikipedia.

Although we think of cream cheese as an American product, early versions were referenced in England as early as 1583 and in France as early as 1651.

William A. Lawrence of New York became the first person to produce cream cheese in mass when he purchased a Neufchatel factory and alteed production processes in 1873.

Cream cheese is versatile! It’s used in everything from gourmet gifts and creamy sauces to crab rangoons and certain western-style sushi rolls.

And, of course, it’s used in several gourmet gifts from Fairytale Brownies. Our Cheesecake Swirl Bar combines fine cake flour, organic vanilla extract, pure...

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Cookie deliveries for the troops on Valentine’s Day

The weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day are busy at Fairytale Brownies as we hand pack and ship brownie and cookie deliveries for sweethearts around the country and globe. gift basket for valentines day

Well, we’re not the only ones working hard to deliver the goods on Valentine’s Day.

This year, we offer a special salute to Bomber Girls LRC of Savannah, Georgia. The Bomber Girls spend the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day collecting home-baked cookies to create delicious gift baskets for our troops serving overseas.

The group’s creative call to arms is: “Fire up your ovens to send the troops some Lovin'.”

The tradition started six years ago with 300 dozen cookies finding their ways into the hands and stomachs of men and women serving our country overseas. By 2012, the number of cookie deliveries had skyrocketed to 6,000 dozen!

Baking that many cookies requires a nationwide effort! Debbie Will of Porter County in northwest Indiana contributed dozens of chocolate chip cookies, plus a 2-pound bag of large dog treats,...

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Cookie baskets for the obsessed Cookie Clicker in your life

When we see cookies and obsession in the same sentence, we think the writer is talking about our cookie baskets. In one recent article, however, the author wasn’t even talking about real cookies.

Brian Crecente recently wrote about the “obsessive, increasingly large fan following” for the game Cookie Clicker on the gaming website Polygon. Here’s his brief overview of Cookie Clicker.

“Players have to click on a cookie to produce a cookie. Those cookies can, in turn, be used to increase cookie production through the purchase of virtual grandmas, farms, time machines and the like. There is no goal in the game beyond producing cookies at an ever increasing rate. My game, for instance, currently produces a smidge more than 28 billion cookies a second.” (You can read his full story here.)

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Now, we understand a cookie obsession. But 28 billion cookies per second? Yikes!

Besides, those cookies aren’t even real! You may be better off with our Cookie Extravaganza which includes 72 cookies in your...

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Brownie gifts and cookie baskets with toffee

If you didn’t get enough sweets during the holidays, you’re in luck! That’s because January 8 is National Toffee Day and, believe us, we’ve got your toffee cravings covered. We deliver brownie gifts and cookie baskets with toffee taking center stage.

We’ll tell you more about our toffee desserts in a bit. First, here are a few facts about toffee, courtesy of Wikipedia.

  • Toffee is made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter and (sometimes) flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature exceeds 300 degrees!
  • The Oxford English Dictionary traces the word “toffee” as far back as 1825. Apparently, it was used first as a variation of taffy. Makes sense to us!
  • The two most popular toffees in the U.S. are honeycomb toffee and English toffee. Interestingly, our English toffee is far different from the toffee enjoyed in England itself.

Toffee Crunch brownieSo, are you hungry for some toffee? Our Toffee Crunch Brownies have golden, buttery toffee pieces baked in for a delightful crunch. And our Toffee...

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Fudgy brownie-gourmet cookie combo turns heads in Pennsylvania

72 gourmet cookiesIf you were in Pennsylvania this summer, you may have stopped by the Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers Cookie Challenge at the Great Allentown Fair. Well, we would have anyway!

If we love anything as much as fudgy chocolate brownies, it’s gourmet cookies – whether they’re homemade or baked by hand here at Fairytale Brownies.

The contest featured 19 original cookie creations judged on appearance, taste, and texture. Deb Gruber of Slatington, Penn., won the top $100 prize with a Hawaiian cookie filled with whipped topping and covered with coconut, chopped nuts, and pineapple.

Our interest was piqued by Sara Kurtz of Emmaus, Penn., and her Chocolate Chip Nutella Bar. The treat was described by Kelly Huth of the Express-Times of Pennsylvania:

“There was a fudgy brownie-cookie mash-up with walnuts and fudge and caramel and every other possible bad-for-you-thing they could throw in a cookie. Holy mackerel, that was good. I gave that one a full score.”

We would’ve given it a full score too! It...

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Gourmet brownies for office meetings, family parties, or the USC football team

large gourmet brownie gift basketThe University of Southern California football team has been on a roll since firing Lane Kiffin and promoting Ed Orgeron to head coach.

According to the New York Times, one of Orgeron’s first decisions was to reinstate dessert at team meals. To quote the Times: "His reasoning: If you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll want to block for you.”

That seems like sound logic to us!

It’s unlikely that you have a locker room full of hungry college students to feed. But you may need to order brownies – lots of brownies! – for an office meeting or family party. Here are two selections from our crowd pleasers menu for big gatherings.

Weighing in at over 18 pounds, Extravaganza Delights is the ultimate gourmet brownie sampler! It includes an assortment of 12 Fairytale Brownies, 60 Fairytale Sprites, 18 Magic Morsels, 48 Fairytale Cookies and 9 Fairytale Bars.

While not quite as large as the Extravaganza Delights, our Morsel Extravaganza offers a wealth of variety in small samples. The gift includes a...

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12 holiday recipes for fudgy chocolate brownies, gourmet cookies, and more

holiday brownie and cookie giftsThe holiday season is a season for treats. One easy way to deliver is to order fudgy chocolate brownies and gourmet cookies from Fairytale Brownies. Baking treats yourself is another option.

The Associated Press compiled a list of 12 fruit-inspired cookie recipes perfect for the holiday season. You can see the recipes at MassLive.com of Western Massachusetts.

The list includes honeyed apricot tassies, cherry lime brownies, oatmeal blues drop cookies, strawberry pistachio icebox cookies, no-bake cranberry coconut bites, mango marshmallow bars, apple-orange spice drops, peanut butter and jelly cookies, ice cream cone caramel date bars, sweet-and-salty kitchen sink cookies, brown butter fig thumbprint cookies, and tropical almond macaroons.

We’re particularly interested in the oatmeal blues drop cookie, which the Associated Press described as:

“Everyone loves a basic oatmeal cookie. But these are no ordinary oatmeal cookies. In addition to studding them with chewy, sweet dried blueberries,...

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Ship brownie gifts with a holiday message this December

brownie gifts with holiday messageThe holiday season is a magical time … and a busy one at Fairytale Brownies. We ship brownie gifts by the truckload during the holidays. Many are shipped as Christmas gifts. But, of course, many are shipped for other reasons.

That’s why we have four beautiful and unique gift bands that are perfect for brownies shipped in December. What message do you want to send this holiday season?

Are you ready to ship brownies as holiday gifts this December? If not, check out this comment from Dehlia B. of Georgia who ordered brownies to try before Christmas shopping:

“I...

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Order gourmet brownies to help kids on Universal Children’s Day

large gourmet gift basketEstablished by the United Nations in 1954 and held on November 20, Universal Children’s Day recognizes that “We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”

At Fairytale Brownies, we definitely share in this desire. That’s why we support KaBOOM!. KaBOOM is a national non-profit dedicated to creating great playspaces for America’s children.

Since 2001, you have helped Fairytale Brownies and our fundraising partners donate more than $100,000 – in addition to gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and time – to support the KaBOOM! goal of building a safe place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Our commitment is about more than cash. With help from our customers and fundraising partners, Fairytale Brownies was able to fund and build a 3,100-square-foot playground for homeless and transitional students at Children First Academy in...

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