Why A Smiley Face Cookie Can Be The Best Gift To Give

So you’ve been going around shops trying to find that one gift you can give to your special someone. But after three long hours of gawking at stalls and walking pass through numerous stores, you still haven’t found anything interesting at all. 

Well, here’s an idea! Why not just bake or order some smiley face cookies? 

Why smiley face cookies, you may ask. For the record, there are many reasons why these sweet treats are the best gift you can give on literally any occasion. Here are only some of them:

  1. Smiley face cookies make people smile, literally. 

Oftentimes, you can’t help but also smile if you see a smiley face in front of you. This is actually a scientific fact. According to a study published in the Trends in Cognitive Sciences report in 2016, people really have a natural tendency to mimic a facial expression of emotion. The mimicry, as it is called, allows them to recognize and feel the emotion that the messenger was conveying in the first place.

But it’s not just the smiley face that will make your special someone crack that grin. It’s actually also the cookies themselves. Cookies contain a bit of sugar, and an intake of this leads to a surge in levels of dopamine in the body. Dopamine is a feel-good transmitter and it contributes to people’s feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.

So if your special someone had a bad day, once he sees those cookies you gave him through an Eat’n Park e-Gift card, you will surely put a big smile on his face.

  1. Cookies provide good health benefits. 

Cookies are rich in proteins. Proteins are required for the structure, regulation, and functions of the body’s tissues and organs. They are what the body’s metabolism converts into energy.

But apart from this, researchers from Tel Aviv University actually found that eating dessert with breakfast can help with weight loss. For their study published in the journal Steroids, the researchers divided participants into two groups that were given a low carbohydrate diet for breakfast. One group, however, was allowed to eat dessert, which could be cookies, cake or ice cream. 
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Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies – Vegan Friendly

Instead of battling the dreaded sugar rush, how about trying a healthier cookie?

Made with premium all-natural ingredients like fair trade cocoa powder, Emmy’s Organics coconut cookies are a delicious better-for-you bite that kids and parents will enjoy.  They are perfect for packing in lunchboxes as well.

Available in flavors like Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean and more, Emmy’s are certified USDA organicgluten-freevegannon-GMOsoy-free and paleo-friendly. Plus, each serving contains 6g sugar or less- can’t shake a stick at that.
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WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGER COOKIES

(chewy cookies with a ginger kick)
makes 2 dozen big/over indulged cookies
makes 4 dozen smaller/less decadent cookies

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste, can substitute vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (we suggest using a microplane)
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a perfect recipe for the kids to do themselves. Of course adult supervision is needed to handle the baking and hot pan but the kids can mix this up all by themselves. Another great thing about this recipe is that you only need 3 things- Yes THREE!  This is why I really love this one. I do enjoy baking cookies but sometimes getting all the ingredients out and measuring each single one makes a mess. You only need an egg, sugar and peanut butter for this.

 

They bake fast so watch them carefully

They bake fast so watch them carefully


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Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

This is a great cookies recipe that kids can help out with. It’s super easy and fun to make. It also makes great gifts for people. I usually end up making a bunch of these for the kids teachers and or the entire class for the holiday , they always enjoy them!

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Ingredients

1 stick of butter – room temperature

8 oz cream cheese – room temperature
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Peanut Butter M and M Cookies

These cookies have no flour, and they do tend to cook flatter than most cookies but my kids adore them! They are excellent to drop into milk for an afternoon snack. I’m going to make more this summer and make them into ice cream sandwiches won’t that be a treat!

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Ingredients

2 sticks of butter softened ( not melted)

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 /2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1 /2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter

4 1/ 2 cups rolled oats

1 cup coconut

2 cups M& M ‘s
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Milkmakers Review and Giveaway #Cookies

 

I’m sure that you’ve at least heard of Milk Makers. They are an absolutely amazing company. Which is why I’m thrilled to do a review for you as well as to offer you a giveaway of their great product.

About Milk Makers

Milk Makers is a company that makes wonderful nutrient filled cookies for breastfeeding mothers. The founder of the company, Emily Kane started it as a means to find a solution to her new issues when trying to balance going back to work and nursing her daughter. Milk Makers are packed with great flavors and fresh ingredients, as well as supplements that help boost a milk supply for a breastfeeding mother. Some of the supplements that are added are brewer’s yeast, oats, and flax seeds. For about $1.50 a day, a mother can boost her milk supply by eating a great cookie!

My Thoughts

I was very excited to give Milk Makers a try. I was able to successfully breastfeed my other daughter up to a year. I am not going to say that it was easy, as I am also a working mother! I It did get very tricky to be able to pump enough at work to compensate what she was eating. I survived, but it was very stressful. I received a 10-pack of these cookies and was pleasantly surprised at how easily and how much it upped my supply.
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