Friday, December 10, 2010

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE:Smiley Cookies

Smiley Cookie




Don't have time to bake any holiday treats, but want something extra special? Smiley Cookies have many gifts, and you can even purchase custom cookies!
I love the story behind the Smiley Cookie:

It started as a half-baked idea more than 20 years ago — a smiley cookie as the vehicle to communicate the ethos of a restaurant — Eat’n Park, the Place for Smiles. Soon our cookie became not just the signifier of a delightful family dining experience, but a symbol of commitment to community and charitable giving, indeed, the mascot of the company. (Who knew a six-foot walking sugar cookie would have such draw. You have to be cracking a smile by now!)

Today, every child that dines at Eat’n Park receives the surprise of a buttery, rich, delicious smiley cookie, totaling more than 1 million free cookie treats each year. Every day, our cookies are distributed to community, charity and fundraising events. Every year, more than 200,000 smiling cookies are donated to local non-profit organizations. That’s a lot to smile about.

Crumb on and Try Our Cookie Delivery Company!

And now, our smile has gotten even bigger with our online cookie delivery company — fresh-baked, hand-iced Smiley Cookies delivered all over the country — fast and fresh. Smiles for miles each and every day!

That’s because our convenient online cookie company makes it easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. (Note how our cookies take the celebratory shape of hearts, shamrocks, bunnies, jack-o-lanterns and more for holidays and special occasions, and are available in virtually any color combination to sweeten the offer.)

You can even order customized cookies to match wedding colors, sport teams, corporate logos and more, and have your cookies delivered fresh nearly anywhere to as many addresses as you choose! And with our smart cookie pricing, you don’t need to spend a lot of dough! Did we say, “SWEET”?

But the one thing that that remains the same no matter how the cookie crumbles? Our signature, friendly smile — the frosting on the cake (or cookie) so speak.


Great story, right? Smiley Cookies make the perfect cookie gifts for anyone that lives near or far. They also make a great treat to finish off your holiday meal! They were a hit in my home! 


I was sent a dozen Smiley Cookies to review. I wondered about the shipment of cookies so they wouldn’t break. They came in a sturdy gift box that pictured Smiley Cookies on the outside. Inside there is a special plastic container that is shaped to the cookies. They even wrap that in plastic wrap to ensure freshness upon opening.






Christmas Cookie Combo

I served mine at Thanksgiving, right after the meal. They looked great on my pedestal! They tasted even better than they looked! They were very rich and tasty. The frosting adds that special touch. When I pulled them out that evening, I handed one to my son. You should have seen how long he looked at it prior to biting. As if to say, it looked to good to eat! They were a big hit in my home!


The Gift That Smiles All Year Long!

A Pittsburgh tradition, now available nationwide! Our iconic Smiley Cookies have long been loved by kids of All ages. Now you can enjoy our delicious cookies regardless of where you live, sent right from our oven to your doorstep!

Perfect for bringing a smile to any occasion, our cookies come in a variety of shapes and colors and can even be customized in the colors of your choice.

We'll bake your cookies, ice them by hand, and then ship them the very same day to ensure that every cookie is fresh and delicious! We'll also include a personal greeting from you. What more could you ask for?

They have:

  • Original Smiley (available year-round)
  • Heart Smiley (available year-round)
  • Baby Smileys (available year-round)
  • Shamrock Smiley (March through St. Patrick's Day)
  • Bunny Smiley (March and April through Easter)
  • Flower Smiley (May)
  • Fish Smiley (June and July) 
  • Halloween Smiley (October) 
  • Christmas Tree Smiley (December)
Create your own! 

You can even design your own Smiley Cookies in custom colors! Select one for Smiley's famous face and another for the background. It's easy to create perfect treat for any occasion.

Freshen up your Smiley Cookies! Smiley Cookies are best when the icing is soft, just like when they came out of the oven. Microwave your cookie for 10 seconds to restore the great fresh-bakes, melt-in-your-mouth softness.

Smiley Cookies are preservative-free.

Here are a few tips to keep your cookies tasting fresh and delicious.

  • Upon receipt, wrap cookies you are not going to eat right away in plastic to preserve freshness.
  • Smiley Cookies freeze well- don't be afraid to keep a couple dozen on hand at all times!
  • To soften a few-days-old Smiley Cookie, just pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. 

 The Smiley Cookie Phenomenon

"That’s right, phenomenon. Our online cookie gifts — fresh-made, hand-iced customized cookies — have the world baking up excuses to send them! In fact, our custom cookies are the greatest thing since sliced bread, except sweeter and a lot more fun to give than a loaf of whole wheat.

Anyway you slice it, our custom cookie gifts are the cat’s meow, the bees knees, the real McCoy (genuine goodness in every bite). They’re the purrfect thing, all the buzz, the original go-to for gift-giving occasions of every ilk (told you we could get “ilk” in): Birthdays • Showers • Weddings • Holidays • Thank Yous • Business Meetings • Client Appreciation • Anniversaries • Ooops, I Didn’t Mean To Do That • Nice Haircut • Not-Ugly Baby • Lunar Eclipse • National Pork Month

Get it? You don’t need a reason! Our custom cookie and custom cookie gift baskets are a celebration unto themselves. And if you think we’re repeating Custom Cookies, Cookie Gifts and Cookie Gift Baskets too much, you’re right! That’s because the more we chant Customized Cookies, the easier it is for you to find us and share in the joy that is the Smiley Cookie Phenomenon! Sweet!

Now get clickin’ and remember, if your cookie gifts don’t make you smile for any reason, we’ll be happy to refund or replace them — guaranteed!"


Custom Smiley Cookies make great favors for weddings, graduation parties, and bridal and baby showers.

Match your Smiley Cookie colors to your event theme using their create-your-own feature, If you don't see the colors you want, they will work with you to create your own custom colors!

If you have a special request for an order of 10 dozen or more email them at orders@eatnpark.com and they will do their best to bring smiles to your special day! 

BUY IT-You can purchase your very own at http://www.smileycookie.com/




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