Let’s Stop These Valentine’s Day Mistakes

Valentine’s Day is a difficult holiday to navigate.  If you just started dating, what’s an appropriate gift that’s thoughtful, but doesn’t scare them off?   If you’ve been committed to your partner for years, it might feel like another “Hallmark”” holiday just to get you to spend money…but you still wouldn’t want to show up empty-handed.  Whatever your situation may be, you’re probably searching for the perfect gift.  And maybe you… More

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Send a Cookie Tin This Holiday Season

10.  A small batch, handmade gift shows you care.  Not just about the recipient, but about supporting small local businesses.   9.     We can work with you to customize so you don’t have to worry about someone not remembering who gave them the amazing cookies.   8.     Forget the crowded shops and parking lot nightmares, our website is open 24/7 right from the comfort of your sofa.   7.     We sell out early, so… More

Fall is Here!

You can’t deny, fall is in the air.  Mornings are getting crisper.  The leaves are changing colors.  And you can’t get through one day’s worth of Instagram without seeing a picture of a girl in Uggs and a scarf holding a pumpkin spice latte.    And this year, we’ve let our guard down and want to get in on the pumpkin-madness as well.  We started in our bakery using what we… More

Autumn Up Your Baking

We love this season (as you can see from our blog post last year: The Joys of Fall) there’s something about a crisp fall day, a glass of warm apple cider, and our snickerdoodle cookie that is what dreams are made of. But our love doesn’t stop there.  We love fall decorations, the holidays, and the flavors (pumpkin anyone?).  And from our experience, so do a lot of you!  We wanted… More

Employee Appreciation

March 6th was National Employee Appreciation Day – did you celebrate all the individuals who come into the office every day to help work towards your company’ goals? Of course employees definitely deserved to be recognized.  But let’s be honest, recognizing them has its benefits for you as well!  In a 2013 Glassdoor study, it was found that more than 80 percent of employees say that they’re… More

Sweet Valentine’s Day Chat

Yesterday we sponsored a special edition online live chat on twitter with our friends @Foodiechats and gave them a special offer you can use too: 20% off any order until Monday 2/2/2015 with promo code “Foodiechats15” We were able to introduce our cookies to new people, talk a little bit about how Carol got started baking cookies, and explain what makes our cookies different (the size of our cookies… More

Best of 2014

Happy 2015! We thought long and hard about our New Year resolutions, but just couldn’t put our finger on the exact goals we wanted to achieve this year.  And then it came to us (via late night YouTube surfing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQOcEDD5hR8 Yep, we’re resolving to make 2015 AWESOME.  More awesome than last year.  Which is no easy feat.  Because 2014 was pretty good…pretty awesome.   And that was in large thanks to all… More

Holiday Traditions

At long last! The challah has arrived… You didn’t think Carol only knew how to bake cookies did you?  Not this Grandma!  It’s in her DNA to bake, starting way back at an early age. Carol grew up baking with her mother in their home kitchen in Michigan.  Pies, cookies, cakes, bread…you name it, they baked it.  Quite often they’d bake up a feast for holiday get-togethers, and over the years… More

Getting Halloween Ready

Everyone knows this holiday is about two things.  The first is, it’s all about the candy.  Fun-size, over processed, nuggets of sugar. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish the tradition changed over to adorably dressed children ring doorbell, door opens, and a handful of Carol’s Cookies minis were handed out…But I digress. The second part of Halloween, the most important part, is the costume.  Basically, if you dream… More

The Joys of Fall

So often we hear complaints about the end of summer and the start of fall. The kids are upset that summer vacation is over, the days are getting shorter, and we’re one step closer to cold weather, shoveling driveways, and hibernation. But at Carol’s Cookies we love the change of the season and think there are a lot of reasons to be happy that summer’s over. Football season is here. Hot cider (it’s… More