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Last Tuesday, I was invited out to Cheryl & Co. in Columbus to celebrate National Brownie Day.



I was in great company; not only did I have fun hanging out with several of my dear friends, I met a bunch of other rockin' Ohio bloggers.


Image courtesy of the super-funny Jenny Rapson at Mommin' It Up!


Big thanks to Jenny for not getting a picture of me in my super-chic hair net!

Cheryl & Co. really went all out for us bloggers. The president of the company and the president of their parent company both talked to us about how they're excited about embracing social media as a means of better connecting with their customers.

We also were treated to a tour of the cookie-making operation which was so interesting. If you're like me and geek out on shows like How It's Made, you'd have loved getting a peek behind the scenes, too!

Their signature Buttercream Frosted Cookies?



Frosted by hand - every.single.one.

And this just intrigued me:



A cookie escalator. YUM!

After the tour, we were treated to a fun hour in the test kitchen making our own buttercream frosted brownies and treats.



Trust me when I tell you that nothing I made turned out quite so well. ;-) No worries; my kiddos still devoured the brownies and cookies I brought home for them.

And speaking of kiddos, I cannot finish this post without a big thank you {APPLAUDING} to Cheryl & Co. for not only inviting us bloggers but for also extending the invitation to our little ones as well. My youngest attended with me and he got to hang out with the other kiddos; the staff at Cheryl & Co. in charge of their day really made it lots of fun for them. There was much Play-Doh, cookie decorating, lunch, and fun with hairnets (I only wish I'd clicked a picture of that moment). Big thumbs up to Cheryl & Co. for making this a family-friendly outing!

Onto the giveaway!

Cheryl & Co. wants YOU to celebrate National Brownie Day, too...if a bit belatedly!


Image courtesy of Cheryl & Co..


I have been graciously given a Cheryl & Co. Ultimate Brownie Assortment to give away to (1) lucky winner (value $50)!

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite kind of cookie, sweet treat, or dessert.

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted (add the url from your tweet please).

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a separate comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog - and if you do have a blog that is not public, be sure to leave me a means of contacting you. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on MONDAY, December 21, 2009, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on TUESDAY, December 22 2009.

Good luck!

Do you have a giveaway going on at your blogjoint? Drop your giveaway post link URL below and visit the other links to find more great giveaways, too! In the title of your link, please include this info: (Site Giveaway::Item::End Date of Giveaway). Thanks!




*DISCLOSURE: Cheryl & Co. graciously gave the bloggers in attendance gift bags that included products and gift cards. They also {quite kindly} provided lunch for us and the kiddos and sent the kiddos home with their own little gift bags. For more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.

29 comments

  1. tammy // December 16, 2009 10:23 AM  

    WOW!! Now I'm very, very hungry! The frosted jingle cookies look wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tammy from NC
    (cruisingdisney4me1959@gmail.com

  2. Kimberlee // December 16, 2009 10:55 AM  

    Yum! I would LOVE to visit Cheryl & Co! How fun!

    My favorite "treat" is anything chocolate :) I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies though, they might be my fave.

  3. Libby // December 16, 2009 11:54 AM  

    My mom's Chocolate chip cookies are my year round go to sweet, but around holiday time I savor every bit of pumpkin pie I can get my taste buds on.
    everythingscomingupgreen.com

  4. Shooting Stars Mag // December 16, 2009 12:13 PM  

    oh gosh, I LOVE brownies. mmm My favorite though? I love brownies with icing and sprinkles and homemade rice krispies.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  5. Rhona // December 16, 2009 1:24 PM  

    I just subscribed to the RSS reader. I have a tie for best treat - brownies or cheesecake.

  6. Rhona // December 16, 2009 1:25 PM  

    oops! Forgot my email address: rhona.lutton@yahoo.com

  7. Jennifer // December 16, 2009 2:29 PM  

    I love brownies and anything chocolate..yum yum.

    mom2kids.stephens at gmail . com

  8. Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker // December 16, 2009 5:22 PM  

    my favorite is white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies! Yum!

  9. Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker // December 16, 2009 5:22 PM  

    i sub to your rss feed.

  10. Jeanette // December 16, 2009 5:31 PM  

    I would love to ewin the Cheryl & Co. I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

  11. Haydensmommy05 // December 16, 2009 5:42 PM  

    We make milk chocolate brownies with peanut butter chips they are sooo yummy!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

  12. Haydensmommy05 // December 16, 2009 5:42 PM  

    I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/statuses/6749666355
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

  13. Haydensmommy05 // December 16, 2009 5:43 PM  

    I subscribe by email!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

  14. * // December 16, 2009 6:25 PM  

    I love chocolate chip cookies

  15. * // December 16, 2009 6:25 PM  

    I subcribe to your RSS feed

  16. Regina // December 17, 2009 5:23 AM  

    Love chocolate chip cookies!
    wesavemore@gmail.com

  17. K. Rock // December 17, 2009 5:34 AM  

    My fave is ice cream but I recently learned how to make brownies and I have been trying those more.

  18. K. Rock // December 17, 2009 5:34 AM  

    I get your feed.

  19. Ellen C. // December 17, 2009 6:43 AM  

    I love chewy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  20. Dawn // December 17, 2009 6:58 AM  

    I'm so simple. I love chocolate chip cookies. And Cheryl's Cookies are awesome!

    dfwood(at)hotmail(dot)com

  21. Dawn // December 17, 2009 6:58 AM  

    I subscribe to your e-mail.

    dfwood(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Lynn // December 17, 2009 11:37 AM  

    My favorite dessert are lemon bars - yum yum!

    jacolu1@yahoo.com

  23. Sally // December 17, 2009 7:14 PM  

    Oh, it's so hard to pick just one. At Christmas, my favorite is homemade toffee.

  24. Sally // December 17, 2009 7:14 PM  

    I'm a subscriber!

  25. bigskygirls // December 17, 2009 9:43 PM  

    I LOVE sugar cookies with frosting! Can't get enough of 'em. =)

    mrvannice at gmail dot com

  26. bigskygirls // December 17, 2009 9:44 PM  

    I am also a subscriber to your awesome blog! Thanks,
    M

    mrvannice at gmail dot com

  27. Jackie // December 18, 2009 8:54 AM  

    My favorite sweet treat is fudge...especially maple fudge! Thanks for the review and giveaway! Every day should be National Brownie Day!

  28. Lori Sifuentes // December 19, 2009 9:11 AM  

    I love cinnamon sugar cookies.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

  29. Lori Sifuentes // December 19, 2009 9:11 AM  

    Email subscriber.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com