Some people are just plain hard to buy for — either they are fussy or they have everything. One thing they don’t have, and even the fussiest of the fussy will enjoy, is one of our birthday gift baskets filled with melt-in-your mouth, buttery Smiley cookies. Choose from several Smiley Cookie gift baskets with cookies or cookies, coffee and a mug. Relatives, friends and co-workers will love you for this gift, and though it may not last long, the smiles that Smiley cookie gift basket brings will be remembered for a long time.

A Birthday Gift Basket like this one is guaranteed to make anyone Smile!

A Birthday Gift Basket like this one is guaranteed to make anyone Smile!

Our cookies are made fresh and hand packed so they are always fresh no matter where you send them. These gifts are perfect for the birthday guy or gal overseas, though you might want to choose one of our bigger baskets. You know that once your loved one in the military opens the package, everyone around is going to want a Smiley Cookie. We also have cookie gift baskets for other occasions that require congratulations, such as graduations, new babies and marriage.

You can also create your own birthday cookie. Choose a shape, a base color and a smiley color to personalize your loved one’s smiley cookies. Need Kosher cookies for that someone special? You don’t have to forgo cookies because you need Kosher — we also bake Kosher cookies.

In the mid-1990s, a group of schoolchildren in Pennsylvania decided that the state needed an official cookie. While the children suggested chocolate chip (because of Hershey, PA), many thought that sugar cookies offered more historical significance.

While the earliest cookies date back to the 7th century, German Protestant settlers in Pennsylvania first introduced sugar cookies in the 1700s. History suggests that they probably derived from an earlier, unleavened cookie called a jumble. A biscuit that gained popularity in Europe because of the fact that, as a non-leavened food, it could be dried and stored for many months. Jumbles traditionally are made of nuts, flour, eggs, and sugar, with vanilla, anise, or caraway seed used for flavoring.

Our Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies are a delicious example of modern sugar cookies!

Our Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies are a delicious example of modern sugar cookies!

The modern sugar cookie gained popularity in America sometime in the 1930s when it became traditional for children to leave sugar cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Because of how easy it is to cut and shape sugar cookie dough, custom cookies have become very popular.

The original name for cookies came from the Dutch word for “little cakes” (koekje) because cooks used a small amount of cake batter to test their oven temperature before baking a large cake. Today, preparation method plays an important role in how cookies are classified – drop, molded, pressed, refrigerated, bar or rolled.

While we prefer to roll our sugar cookies in order to create the delightful smiley treats customers have come to love,  other dropped, pressed and molded sugar cookie recipes abound. So, whether your taste buds scream out for chocolate chip cookies, our famous Smiley Face sugar cookies or one of our other fabulous gourmet treats, we can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Original Gingerbread Smiley Cookies

CLICK HERE & BUY NOW! All of our cookies are Hand Iced & Nut Free!

 

If you’re like many people, the scent and taste of gingerbread cookies brings to mind holiday memories. Whether it’s in the form of cookies, a decorated house, or even a flavored latte, gingerbread is everywhere this time of year.

 

One great holiday Gingerbread tradition is decorating Gingerbread Houses!

One great holiday Gingerbread tradition is decorating Gingerbread Houses!

But did you ever wonder why gingerbread is a part of the holiday season, or even where gingerbread came from in the first place? We found this fun, informative article with all sorts of interesting facts about the history of gingerbread.

 

According to the story, gingerbread has been baked in Europe since the eleventh century. Depending on the specific location it might be a soft cake, a crisp, flat cookie, or warm, thick, dark squares of “bread.” Although the exact flavor could vary, gingerbread was usually cut into shapes such as men, women, stars or animals.

 

If it’s often in the form of a cookie, why is it called “gingerbread“? As the article explains:

In Medieval England gingerbread meant simply “preserved ginger” and was an adaptation of the Old French gingebras, derived from the Latin name of the spice, Zingebar. It was only in the fifteenth century that the term came to be applied to a kind of cake made with treacle, an uncrystalized syrup drained from raw sugar during the refining process, and flavored with ginger. Ginger was also discovered to have a preservative effect when added to pastries and bread, and this probably led to the development of recipes for ginger cakes, cookies, and flavored breads.

Gingerbread came to North America with the settlers from all over Europe who brought their traditions and family recipes. The German practice of making and decorating houses from gingerbread at Christmas time was especially prevalent in Pennsylvania, where there was a strong German influence. Many traditional German gingerbreads reappeared in this area, especially during the holiday season.

Mini Gingerbread Smiley Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies from Smiley Cookie honor the long standing tradition of gingerbread on the holidays!

At Smiley Cookie we put our own twist on the classic gingerbread cookie with our gingerbread smileys and mini gingerbread smileys, available in a variety of holiday gift sets. Contact us to check out our entire selection of gingerbread and other holiday cookies.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. What do you plan to give your child’s teacher as a special thank-you? Another mug? A gift card for that coffee shop?

How about something more unique?

Think back to your childhood: remember how special a simple cookie made you feel? What about a cookie with a smiley face on it? We’re pretty sure a box full of smiley face cookies would make that special teacher adore you even more.

Gourmet Cookies are a great way to show a teacher you appreciate all that they do. With 144 custom color combos, special occasion designs, and six different shapes your options are endless. By letting your child help choose the cookies, the gift becomes even more special.

 

Also, our cookies are nut free, so they can be brought into any classroom without any concern that they might make a child sick.

 

Holiday Cookies Make a Great Gift For A Teacher!

Holiday Cookies Make a Great Gift For A Teacher!

 

Teachers have plenty of mugs. Be ahead of the holiday game and order a custom designed box of cookies for that special teacher today! We take pride in offering a high-quality, great-tasting, fun cookie that just can’t help but bring a smile to your face.

Questions? Just contact us and let us help you make someone’s day just a bit more smiley.

The #StarSmile Contest is back! All you have to do is guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gingerbread cookies!

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our gourmet Gingerbread Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

Guess who this famous Smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Gingerbread Cookies!

Guess who this famous Smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Gingerbread Cookies!

 

Do you love Chocolate Chip Cookies? We’ll you can win a free dozen by playing our #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet chocolate chip cookies!

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our gourmet chocolate chip cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

Win delicious Choclate Chip Cookies by guessing whose famous Smile this is!

Win delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies by guessing whose famous Smile this is!

Every holiday we face the same dilemma — what to give those hard-to-buy-for folks on our list: the person who has everything, the person with no hobbies, the new relative you don’t know very well.

We like these people. We want to give them good gifts. But why do they have to make it so difficult?

Edible gifts, such as cookie gifts, are the answer. Really good edible gifts offer that personal touch that says you put some thought into your present. They won’t take up space or sit in the closet after the holidays. And who doesn’t like to eat?

You can choose your cookie gifts with the recipient in mind — pick a color, pick a shape, choose a flavor, or add chocolates, a mug, and other items for a personal touch.

Instead of walking the mall until your arches fall and racking your brain trying to come up with appropriate gifts, you can sit at home in a comfortable chair and take care of everyone on your gift list.

Your great Uncle Mike? The guy in the cubicle next to yours? Your picky cousin Marge? Take care of them all in a few minutes at SmileyCookie.com. We’ll do the baking, the decorating, the wrapping and the shipping. We’ll make sure your gift is everything you want and everything your recipient will love.

Give a cookie gift everyone will love!

Give a cookie gift everyone will love!

We bet when everyone has forgotten the ties and giftcards or holidays past, they’ll remember the great cookie gift that made them smile.

Gift dilemma solved.

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We’re back  with another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet Halloween Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our Jack O Lantern Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

Want to win Halloween Cookies? Just name the celeb this smile belongs to!

Want to win Halloween Cookies? Just name the celeb this smile belongs to!

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And we’re back again with another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet Halloween Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our Gourmet Halloween Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

You could win a dozen Halloween Cookies by guessing who this famous smile belongs to!

You could win a dozen Halloween Cookies by guessing who this famous smile belongs to!

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Looking for a Halloween gift that is so good it is scary?  Well enter our Halloween Cookie Gift Basket Giveaway and you might get a treat this Halloween season.

Halloween Cookie Gifts

2 Lucky Winners are going to receive one of our Halloween Cookie Gift Baskets

We are giving you 5 separate chances to win and recommend doing them all.


1. Answer the following question by leaving a comment  below – What is your favorite Halloween costume?

2. Visit our Halloween Cookie Gifts and tell us which gift basket is your favorite one.

3. If you decide to Follow us on Twitter or you already do, leave us another comment letting us know you have. We would love it if you would retweet our giveaway too. That would be AWESOME!!

4. If you decide to head over to our Facebook page and click on the Like Button (OR use the toolbar below). Then leave us another comment letting us know you did!

5. If you decide to blog about our giveaway and tell all of your friends, please leave us a comment letting us know you did with the URL of your blog post.

We are going to close comments and draw winners on Friday, October 14 @ 12 PM EST.

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