Jacob and I had a pretty bad week last week that included the theft of his prized trading card collection and a few other less than thrilling events. One day, during all that cruddiness, my Smiley Cookie Holiday Cookies arrived for review. The happy-faced box that they arrived in brightened Jacob’s day up considerably, and the cookies inside definitely brought him more joy.

I received six each of the Christmas Tree Cookies and the Gingerbread smiley-face cookies. First, let me just say that these cookies are huge! They’re as big as Jake’s head was when he was born. Granted, he had a little head since he was a preemie, but still, the cookies are pretty big. Jacob grabbed one of each, and since he was having such a rotten day, I let him. Check out this picture of him enjoying the Gingerbread cookie. You can see how big it is there.

Jacob liked both the Gingerbread and the Tree sugar cookie, although I think he liked the Tree just a little bit more. I liked both too, but if I had to choose between the two, I’d say I liked the Gingerbread a little more. So it really worked out great for us. The gingerbread cookie had just the right amount of ginger spiciness to it, and the icing gave it a nice touch of sweetness. The cookies taste like they were just baked, and are very well packaged to prevent them from falling apart during shipping. I love the box they come in, which is covered in smiling cookies. I actually saved it for Jacob so he can put little treasures in it.

The Smiley Holiday Cookies gift basket would make a great gourmet Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors, or anyone else. They also have a section where you can design your own cookies and create a really unique gift.  Those with nut allergies can order from the nut-free section, which features cookies that are made in a certified nut-free bakery. Smiley Cookie goes the extra mile by also making sure that none of the ingredients come into contact with nuts.

Smiley Cookie has a special offer for you. If you like their Facebook page, you’ll receive a coupon for 20% off your purchase of their Holiday Cookie Gifts and Baskets.

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