Monday, December 28, 2009

Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie

Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie
There's absolutely nothing like starting off the New Year off with a new born! Clever Cookie has created a Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie, to provide parents and friends alike with a tasty dessert celebrating the welcome additions they have been blessed with this year…or any year!

The Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie is a giant kosher cookie just over 10 inches in diameter, created to serve 8-12 people. This cookie is shaped like a cute teddy bear and can even be personalized to deliver a specific message. Whatever the message, The Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie will have a taste everyone will enjoy.

And if you are looking for a tasty treat for that special little girl, don't worry because the Giant Baby Boy Bear Decorated Cookie has a sibling! The Giant Baby Girl Bear Decorated Cookie is an equally delicious taste.

Happy News Years again and congratulations to all parents…new and old!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thanks for the Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement

Thanks for the Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement

Winter is officially in full effect! There are so many wonderful things that come with wintertime, aside from the holidays, one being the beautiful white snow. Many of us enjoy the snow for a variety of different reasons, whether its sleigh riding, making snow angels or taking a ski trip with friends and family… snow brings fun and joy to everyone during the winter season.

With all this fun and activity, it’s only right to share Clever Cookie’s, Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement with those of your friends and family you enjoy these wonderful winter weekends out on the slopes with. The Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement is filled with an adorable collection of sweater-clad ski bears, each one a delicious companion to that apr├Ęs ski cup of hot cocoa! Not only are these shortbread cookies an excellent treat for those cold winter nights, but they are a great idea to bring along with you on your next ski trip as the perfect lodge-warming gift!

For those friends and family you share a night with by the fireplace, during a winter storm, enjoying each other’s company, in a ski lodge or an upstate house… deserve a delicious treat, and why not make it one you know they will love, The Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement is perfect! Be sure not to hold out on those you love, and share the delicious treat of the Ski Trip Cookie Arrangement with them, and we assure you… they will be thankful and extremely grateful that you shared such a wonderful treat with them during these winter months.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Giant Abominable Snowman Decorated Cookie


With each holiday, there are certain characters that become associated with that particular holiday. Around this time of year, one character that tends to come to mind is the infamous Abominable Snowman, from Rudolph’s Island of Misfit Toys. This wonderful Christmas television special is one we have grown up with, and learned to love as it has become a part of Christmas throughout the years. This is one part of the holiday season that will always be a part of the amazing and exciting time of the year, that’s why we at Clever Cookie have decided to create the Giant Abominable Snowman Decorated Cookie, and keep with the spirit of Christmas.

The Giant Abominable Snowman Decorated Cookie is a giant among cookies… a huge 10” in diameter, roughly around the size of the Abominable Snowman’s foot print! These decorated snowman cookies are personalized with your big message, whatever you’d like it to be. It’s a wonderful idea to send your giant holiday wishes to all of those on your holiday list, both big and small!

The Clever Cookie giant decorated snowman cookie is sure to uncover warm smiles this holiday season. Hand-decorated from the tip of its head to its bright red tongue… tongues will wag in anticipation of biting into this adorable Abominable Snowman Decorated Cookie. After all, with all our shortbread cookies, our decorated snowman cookie is not only great to look at, but it’s irresistibly delicious as well! Help spread to holiday spirit and love to all your friends and family, with Clever Cookie’s Giant Abominable Snowman Decorated Cookie and we assure you it’ll be a GIANT hit!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookie Arrangement

Christmas Cookie Arrangement
Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?... Fortunately for those of you who have waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, Clever Cookie has a tremendous selection of different holiday gift baskets and arrangements for you to choose from, for you to give to your loved ones, co-workers, friends, and anyone who enjoys delicious bright-colored treats during this holiday season, which is almost anyone!

The Clever Cookie experts did it again, and have created our wonderful Christmas Cookie Arrangement, filled with our favorite fun-loving characters, Santa and his reindeer! Each of these cookies is hand decorated with bright Christmas colors and a personalized message cookie that you can create to send your own personal season’s greetings to your family and friends.

Put the fun back in Christmas giving with our Christmas Cookie Arrangement full of merry wishes. Forget the gifts of Christmas past and ring in the season with a truly unique and creative gift, a Clever Cookie Christmas Cookie Arrangement! Such a great gift to give your family, friends, neighbors, religion school teacher, anyone would love and appreciate these thoughtful treats, complete with your personal Christmas greeting. Join in the celebration of Christmas, and give a Christmas Cookie Arrangement to someone you hold dear to your heart!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clever Cookie Creates Color-A-Cookie

Clever Cookie has come out with a new concept called Color-A-Cookie, where children are able to actually color directly on a cookie with edible, flavored ink. The color-a-cookie creations are shortbread cookies made with a stamped design which is put on with edible ink, so that children of all ages can color in their favorite image with their choice of three different scented flavored markers. A great family activity for all ages during the holiday season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Chanukah Cookie Arrangement


With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning for all the festivities! Such a wonderful time of year, getting together with family and friends, shopping for loved ones, cooking and eating all the delicious treats that are around this time of year, brings a huge smile to your face.
Our Chanukah Cookie Arrangement is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your Chanukah holiday celebration. This festive arrangement is designed as a way to celebrate the Festival of Lights in an edible treat, and with the hand-iced Star of David shortbread cookie, you are able to add a personalized touch to your Chanukah Cookie Arrangement with your own creative message. The Star of David cookie is surrounded by all festive Chanukah themed cookies, including a dreidel, a menorah, wrapped gift packages and others.
If you are looking for a unique holiday gift or just a little something extra to add to your holiday celebration, our Chanukah Cookie Arrangement is the perfect touch. It’s a wonderful gift idea for family, neighbors, a Hebrew school teacher, the possibilities are endless. Join in the holiday spirit, and get your Chanukah Cookie Arrangement today!

Monday, November 30, 2009

I Had A Little Dreidel Cookie



A dreidel is a four sided spinning top that children and adult plays with during the eight day Hanukah celebration. Put a real tasty spin on Hanukkah this year with Clever Cookie's Giant Dreidel Cookie and everyone will be singing "I have a Giant Dreidel and It's made out of cookie dough"

Clever Cookie had the cookie experts turn our favorite Hanukkah toy, the dreidel, into a giant delicious kosher cookie that all who are celebrating will surely enjoy. The giant 10 inch diameter dreidel cookie serves about ten people (depending on their appetite) and is hand decorated by the Clever Cookie staff. There is still plenty of time to get your Giant Dreidel Decorated Cookie fresh for Hanukkah which begins this year December 11th and will continue until sunset on the December 19th. Giant Dreidel Decorated Cookie The perfect gift for Children, grandchildren, neices, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

5 biggest Thanksgiving food myths debunked

By Andrew Knowlton

Does turkey make you sleepy? Should you use plastic pop-up thermometers? Is fresh pumpkin better than canned? Find out the answer as Bon Appetit dispels the biggest holiday food misconceptions.

1. The bigger the turkey, the better
When I was a kid, my mom took me to the supermarket a week before Thanksgiving and let me pick out the frozen turkey. I went for the one with the biggest breasts. Done laughing? Here's the thing, the ones with big breasts don't have much flavor. According to Rick Rodgers, cooking teacher and author of “Thanksgiving 101,” you should compare the size of the breast to the size of the rest of the bird. “Larger-breasted turkeys are new breeds that were created to produce a larger amount of meat — not a better flavor. The smaller the ratio of breast meat to whole bird, the closer the turkey is to the original model and the more old-fashioned its flavor will be,” he says. My advice, go with a fresh heritage turkey or crossbreed turkey.

2. Fresh pumpkin is better than canned pumpkin
“Canned" isn't a bad word. Canned tuna and canned tomatoes have a place in the pantry of any great cook. The same rule goes for pumpkin. Canned pureed pumpkin from the grocery store often produces a more reliable and consistent result — especially in baking. If you insist on using fresh pumpkin (and, let's be honest, preventing your guests from enjoying the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving) be sure to use sugar pumpkins ; the pumpkins you buy to carve at Halloween are watery, mealy, and not great for recipes. But I say long live canned pumpkin — at least one day a year.
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3. Turkey makes you sleepy
If you find yourself nodding off on the couch after the Thanksgiving feast, don't blame the poor old turkey. While it's true that turkey contains tryptophan — an amino acid that's a precursor to calming, feel-good serotonin--there's not enough tryptophan in roasted turkey to tire you out. In fact, there's more tryptophan in cheese and chicken breast than there is in turkey. The real reason you're sleepy? It's likely the stress of the holiday, the hours spent cooking, the wine and spirits — and all the fat and calories you just consumed.

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* The best pumpkin desserts of all time
* Easy Thanksgiving potato recipes everyone will love
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4. Stuffing is the same as dressing
Dressing and stuffing are similar, but not the same. The difference lies in how they are prepared. Stuffing is, obviously, stuffed inside the bird, while dressing is usually cooked in a casserole dish. I've always preferred dressing since it has more surface area exposed in the oven, which means you get more crunchy, crusty bits. Stuffing is wet and soggy in my opinion. But there's another reason why you should cease stuffing your bird. Over to my friend Alton Brown for an explanation. “Lot of things could go in there (the cavity of the bird) .... in fact, only one thing shouldn't: stuffing. Stuffing is evil. Stuffing adds mass, so it slows the cooking. That's evil because the longer the bird, the drier it will be. And since the cavity is a perfect haven for salmonella bacteria, you have to be absolutely certain that the cavity is heated through to 165°F, which means overcooking at least part of the bird .... which is evil,” he says. Uhh, looks like stuffing ain't such a good idea.

5. Pop-up plastic thermometers work
This one is easy (and I'll make it quick): Pop-up thermometers are unreliable. Not only do they pierce the skin and let flavorful juices escape, but they can also malfunction, leaving you with an under-or-overcooked bird. What's more, most are made to pop up at 180°F — at that point your bird is toast. Use a probe thermometer instead.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

* Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.


* According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!


* Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.


* Domesticated turkeys cannot fly, however wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour over short distances.


* Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.


* The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds – about the size of a German Shepherd! (But turkeys are normally not used as police animals.)


* A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a roaster.


* The Turkey Trot, a ballroom dance in the 1900s, was named for the short, jerky steps of the turkey. It became popular mainly because it was denounced by the Vatican as "suggestive."


* Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)


* Turkeys can drown if they look up when it's raining!


* A turkey's field of vision is 270 degrees--one of the main reasons they're able to elude some hunters.


* The average age of the Mayflower passenger was 32. The oldest Mayflower passenger was 64.


* There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.


* Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats.


* Buckles did not come into fashion until the late 1600s – more appropriate for the Salem Witchcraft trial time period.


* The cranberry got its name because the pale pink blossoms on the plant resembled a crane’s head and neck. The name craneberry stuck, eventually becoming cranberry.


* Fresh cranberries are ideal for cranberry sauce. Cranberries of the highest quality will always bounce! (If you try this at home, please wash the cranberries before eating.)


* President Abraham Lincoln established the original date for our National Thanksgiving Day celebration in 1863.


* President Thomas Jefferson scoffed at the idea of establishing a national “Thanksgiving Day.”


* Congress did not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941.


* The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (Now that's a lot of turkey!)





*This article was originally posted by 1800flowers.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Simpsons Cookie Favors


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and the holidays quickly approaching, one of the best things that comes out of this time of year is getting to see and spend time with family and friends. The joy and pleasure of family and friends adds something special to the holiday season, gathering together to eat and enjoy one an others company.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this week at Clever Cookie, our cookie experts thought it would be a great idea to create one of our favorite cartoon families, into a wonderful cookie treat. Can anybody guess who that cartoon family might be? The Simpsons of course! Just like all of us, the Simpsons too celebrate the wonderful holiday season.

Our Simpsons Cookie Favors are available in all our favorite characters, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa as well as others. These wonderful cookie treats are great for a variety of events, not only limited to the holiday season. You can enjoy these great cookies at a birthday party, where they can be personalized for your guests, or even for one of your children’s school functions, because let’s face it… who doesn’t like the Simpsons? What’s also great about these Simpson Cookie Favors is that you don’t have to worry about ordering them so far in advance, we at Clever Cookie will get them to you in enough time for your special event!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Thanksgiving Cookies

As the days in November keep ticking away, Thanksgiving is getting closer and will be here before we know it. This week at Clever Cookie, we had our cookie experts to come up with a unique, playful Thanksgiving cookie treat. After hours of work, Clever Cookies cookie experts gave birth to three new Thanksgiving cookies perfect for a snack, dessert, or an edible centerpiece for the table during your Thanksgiving feast.

Our Happy Thanksgiving Cookie Arrangement contains delicious cornucopias, Indians, and pilgrims as well as our traditional Thanksgiving turkeys and leaf cookies. Looking to make this unique centerpiece even more eye catching? Personalize each and every cookie to each of your guests.

Although it is right around the corner, don't worry! You still have plenty of time to get our Happy Thanksgiving Cookie Arrangement on time!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dreaming about Thanksgiving


First comes Halloween, then Day Light Savings (which some of us are still not used to). Before we knew it we were having a great time cheering on all of the incredible athletes who did an amazing job in the New York City Marathon. Now fall comes to a close with the meal to end all meals: Thanksgiving. And we couldn’t be more excited for the 26th.

While turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are all must haves they also take tons of time and effort in the kitchen. Not to worry, Clever Cookie's cookie experts have been hard at work creating new cookie arrangements such as the Thanksgiving Gourmet Cookie Basket to alleviate that dessert work load.

Orders can be created as displayed, or with each cookie personalized featuring the names of everyone attending! (Personalized cookies are always a hit with everyone young and old). You can order the Thanksgiving Gourmet Cookie Basket or any other cookie arrangement for your Thanksgiving Dessert today and have it delivered Thanksgiving eve. You order is guaranteed to be fresh and on time!

Friday, October 30, 2009

New York City Marathon



Around this time every year, athletes from all over the world come to New York City to participate in the New York City Marathon. Nearly 300,000 runners each year come to run 26.2 miles through all five boroughs of New York city starting at the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge in Staten Island and ending at Tavern on the Green In Manhattan. It really is a site to see.

Apparently this week Clever Cookie's Marathon Runner Cookie Arrangement seems to be getting a lot of attention. A lot of our customers this week must have relationships with runners and must be wanting to reward these runners with a treat they were deprived of during all that strenuous training. The team at Clever Cookie wishes the best of luck and the best of health to each and every member of the New York City Marathon on Sunday November 1st.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Giant Skull & Cross Bones Cookie



The skull and cross bones is an instantly recognizable symbol that has been around for centuries, and will remain for centuries to come. The symbol can mean a variety of things, but it is mostly used as a symbol of danger and death. Pirates had giant flags with the skull and cross bones that were seen as a universal symbol of danger in the eyes of the beholder, and entrances to most Spanish cemeteries contain the emblem to represent the death of the fallen.

Thanks to Clever Cookie the traditional symbol of danger and death is no longer a threat, but a treat! This Halloween, Clever Cookie has developed the perfect recipe for the Giant Skull and Cross Bones cookie that has been a big hit this week. Our cookie experts relish turning danger into delicious, and the Giant Skull and Cross Bones cookie are sure to be a hit with Ghouls and Goblins both young and old.

If you haven't treated anyone to the Giant Skull and Cross Bones cookie yet, you can still get this week’s cookie of the week before Halloween at
Clevercookie.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

Clever Cookie's First Cookie Of The Week!

No other time of the year inspires creativity like Halloween. Children and adults alike get creative with spooky costumes and decorate their homes completing the transformation from mild-mannered to haunted. That same spirit extends to chefs and bakers when it comes to creating the treats of the season.

Every year, Clever Cookie gets a chance to spook our customers with many Halloween cookie arrangements. A lot of time, effort, and creativity goes into creating the most delicious, creepiest witches, spiders, mummies and tombstone cookies. Clever Cookie is proud to announce that the Creepy Halloween Cookie Arrangement is the first ever "Cookie of the Week"! Not only is this basket a hit with everyone who sees it, but our cookie experts have a lot of fun turning these creepy creatures into tasty cookies!