Carol’s Favorite Party Hacks

As a busy grandmother, entertaining has become a really enjoyable part of my life. Along the way, I’ve learned a few tricks that help make spending time with my friends and family even better. Try these “party hacks” on your own and please share your own entertaining tips in the comment section below! The perfect serving amount per person http://bit.ly/NVYs85 Keep bugs out of drinks at outdoor parties More

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls

In honor of my granddaughter’s birthday party a few weeks ago, I decided to bake a special treat – cookie bowls – that could combine her (unbiased) love for Carol’s Cookies and ice cream. These cookie bowls are absolutely perfect for serving mini ice cream sundaes when you entertain! The treats were a big hit with both the kids and maybe even more so with the moms, so I just… More

Creating Customer Loyalty Through Sweet Gifts

Think back to the last time you purchased a car. Was it a good experience? For us, some car dealership experiences have been sweeter than others. Meet Kathy Miller, an associate at the McGrath Family of Dealerships that includes 6 car dealerships throughout the state of Iowa, McGrath Powersports and McGrath Hawkeye Harley Davidson. From left: Gavin McGrath, Lindsay McGrath, Pat McGrath, Jaymie McGrath and Murphy McGrath. While McGrath had always had an… More

Cookie Monster’s Spin on “Call Me Maybe”

I’m the proud grandma of two beautiful granddaughters. Over the past year or so, there’s one song they all absolutely love: Carly Rae Jepsen’s, “Call Me Maybe.”  Just as I thought I had enough of the song that gets perpetually stuck in my head, they proudly introduced me to Cookie Monster’s version of the song: “Share it Maybe.” I love this version because it revolves around cookies and makes me laugh!… More

Creating a Custom Gift Tradition with CH Robinson

Lenore Sikora is an employee of third party logistics provider CH Robinson in Chicago. Little known fact about Lenore: she has been ordering Carol’s Cookies for her company’s clients for almost two decades. “The first time someone requested that I order Carol’s Cookies, I thought it was a joke. Here we are 19 years later and it is the most requested item we give,” says Lenore. Companies like CH Robinson know that… More

Did you know Carol’s Cookies offers gluten free cookies?

I’ve been making my handmade cookies for over 30 years now, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that not everyone could actually enjoy them. When my son was diagnosed with Chrohn’s disease a few years ago, we started looking into making the perfect gluten-free cookie. At the time, I had no idea there were so many people with gluten intolerances.  While Chrohn’s disease affects between 400,000-600,000… More

Carol’s Cookies Custom Orders

Of course you wanted to help your favorite neighbor throw their first open house, but that was before your daughter got sick and your husband got called away to travel for work.  Getting to the grocery store right now is as likely as winning the lotto without buying a ticket, but you can’t leave them high, dry, and dessert-less. But have no fear:  Carol’s Cookies has you covered.  Whatever amount of… More

5 Tips to Making Any Cookie Recipe Better

For years, people have been asking me how to perfect their homemade cookie recipes.  I’ve even seen online forums dedicated to “cracking the code” on how our cookie recipe differs from the others.  If you’re one of the curious ones, it’s pretty simple: Carol’s Cookies were born and perfected in the kitchen.  Even so, there are little tricks that helped my family recipe go from average cookie to the best… More

Chicago Food Entrepreneur Series: Meet Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Imagine being able to travel the world while indulging in delicious, hand-crafted chocolate. If it’s hard for you to imagine, fear no more! Our next Chicago Food Entrepreneur, Katrina Markoff, has made that dream possible through her world-renowned chocolate operation, Vosges Haut Chocolat. Katrina’s business was inspired by her travels around the world. Soon after graduating from college, she journeyed to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu. From… More