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Welcome back to the Smileycookie.com Blog! It’s time for 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 Smiley 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 world famous Smiley Cookies that we’ll deliver fresh 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?

 

Tell us which celebrity this smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

Tell us which celebrity this smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

 

It’s that time to play the #StarSmile game again! For your chance to win, you have to guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below. 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 gourmet sugar cookies that we’ll deliver fresh 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.

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

Win cookies by guessing this famous Smile!

Win cookies by guessing this famous Smile!

When you think of Pittsburgh traditions, there are a  few things that usually jump to the front of your thoughts:

  • The Terrible Towel
  • People in Steeler’s gear, regardless of season or solemnity of occasion
  • Pierogies
  • Chair parking space holders

But there’s one more thing that makes ‘Burghers famous throughout the rest of the country: Wedding Cookies.

“But wait,” the unknowing non-Burgher might say, “People eat CAKE at weddings.”

True.  But while the traditional wedding cake still retains its touted position and remains a wonderful source of candid, frosting-smeared photos, the mighty cookie table often completely overshadows it.

The History of the Wedding Cookie Tradition

There are as many theories as to why we are such a cookie-loving people as there are types of cookies adorning the table at even the simplest of Pittsburgh weddings.

Necessity as the Mother of (delicious) Invention?

The wedding cookie tradition could have been born of necessity. As the steel mills closed down – and Pittsburghers began to tighten their collective belts, lavish wedding cakes were probably one of the first things to go.  Many a bride’s disappointment must have eased as her entire family pitched in for days (sometimes weeks) to bake and freeze a dizzying array of traditional wedding cookies for the big event. In many ways, baking the wedding cookies is as meaningful for the mother of the bride as it is for the bride herself!

A Cultural Melting Pot

Much of Pittsburgh’s population descends from hardworking immigrants who came to Pittsburgh in search of industrial work. There’s a strong possibility that the wedding cookie tradition came with them. Pinpointing which ethnicity made the tradition popular would be nearly impossible.  The credit for the Pittsburgh wedding cookie table is most often given to the Mediterranean and Eastern European cultural influences in this area.

The Popularity of Wedding Cookies

Regardless of where the wedding cookie table originated, it has certainly transcended its origins and has been embraced by an entire region of America. Though Pittsburgh is well known for it, the tradition is also prevalent in Ohio and parts of West Virginia and Virginia.  Articles on where to get custom wedding cookies that match the wedding color schemes are popping up in high-end bridal magazines and people across the country are starting to adopt the tradition.

There is definitely something very warm and inviting about packing up dozens of cookies to send home with guests as edible reminders of a fantastic and memorable evening. It’s no wonder the wedding cookie tradition is still strong and growing!

We’d love to see pictures of your wedding cookie tables! Feel free to upload them in the comments section!

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St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner! As always, we have a Smiley Cookie for that.

If you’re looking for ways to show your Irish pride or just love Smiley Cookies, here’s a St. Paddy’s day Smiley Cookie desktop wall paper for you to download.

Shamrock cookies are only one example of our holiday offerings. What’s your favorite holiday Smiley Cookie?

Rarely is a company mascot also a delicious cookie. Yet what better mascot could a family oriented restaurant ask for? Since 1986, the a round, soft, buttery, rich delicious Smiley Cookie has been the happy face of Eat’n Park.

Even more than that, the Smiley Cookie has become a symbol of the ethos of Eat’n Park. We pride ourselves on being a community oriented business.

The Smiley Cookie Cruiser and Team Smiley make frequent appearances at community and charity events distributing smiley cookies and laughs to kids in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Every year, over 200,000 cookies are contributed to local non-profit organizations.

Smiley Cookies For Every Occasion!

Much like the restaurant, the Smiley Cookie has become a household phenomenon. Every child who has been to an Eat’n Park knows that their meal will be followed by this smiling confection. College kids and members of the armed forces get boxes of comfort cookies that are more than just a taste of home. In fact, over 10 million cookies are baked each year!

In the beginning, Smiley Cookies were baked and given as free treats to kids under 10 who ate at Eat’n Park. This is still very much the case, but they are now also a featured menu item as well. Though our classic round Smiley Cookie is our most famous face, the cookies have taken many forms over the years:

Eat n' Park Smiley Cookie

There’s a cookie for every occasion! From weddings to Halloween, we have cookie for that. We offer the option to customize your own cookie with any number of color combinations.

The official Home of the Smiley Cookie

We here at Eat’n Park thought it was about time that our icon had its own home online. This site will be devoted to reaching out to our community. You can expect lots of interactive posts, friendly competitions, discount offers and great stories about how Smiley Cookies bring happiness to people every day. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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