Great Gifts for Sports Fans

Need to knock one out of the park for a sports fan on your gifting list? We’ve got just the lineup!

What’s the best way to celebrate opening day with your favorite baseball fan? A tin full of Mrs. Fields cookies, of course. Featuring your favorite team and filled with enough treats to last you through extra innings.

Or, if frosted cookies are more your fare, our logo cookies arrive a dozen at a time with your favorite team printed right on top in edible ink! (That’s called a home run in the cookie biz.)

And who can forget about the NBA season, which is heating up and heading into the playoffs? There is no better way to console (or maybe razz) your favorite sports fan than with a fresh delivery featuring his favorite (or maybe least favorite) team!

Looking for a way to break the ice with your sports-crazed crush? Find out their favorite team and deliver this gift with a note from you. Guaranteed to score points!

Of course, it doesn’t get more personal in sports than a personalized tin featuring your loved one’s favorite player. (You know, the one that’s not necessarily on the official roster.)

Extra innings may call for extra cups of coffee for a fan who wants to stay alert. Pick a favorite team and we’ll send along an assortment of favorite cookies with a team mug.

Help your favorite sports fan up their tailgate game with this stainless steel jug and an assortment of our gourmet cookies. You could even use it to serve milk!

So, whether your favorite sports fans are devoted to the NBA, the MLB, the NHL or all of the above, we’ve got just the right gifts to treat them right. Browse all of our sports gifts now at Mrs. Fields, and claim your win.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher appreciation days are coming fast, so don’t be caught off guard. We’ve collected a handful of thoughtful gifts that you can do yourself or have delivered. Get the kids involved and thank those who work so hard to make the future bright!

This personalized mug is easy to create using permanent markers and a sticker to create a reverse initial design. Even a supervised preschooler can do this to create a great gift.

This succulent garden is simple, beautiful and can adorn a teacher’s classroom or home. (Plus, succulents are low-maintenance.) A thoughtful tag and decorated planter make it a great gift for any teacher on your list.

A colorful crayon candy dish is almost too cute for words. Glue fresh crayons around a round dish, then fill with teacher’s favorite candy.

A fresh supply of colorful, hard-to-lose binder clips dressed up with colorful washi tape makes a thoughtful, useful gift.

Imagine a photo of the entire class on a tin of freshly baked Mrs. Fields cookies. A yummy keepsake!

And absolutely nothing beats a simple “Thank You,” especially when it’s written out in rich buttercream frosting on a Big Cookie Cake. 

Arranging a thank you for the entire faculty? A case of individually wrapped fresh brownies makes treating a crowd easy and sweet. Attach a thank you note, and you’ve got everyone covered!

Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies

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A sweet little decadent bite of cheesecake in cookie form is your new best friend. This recipe is a keeper with just the right amount of richness and texture. Take them over the top by adding a dollop of your favorite cheesecake topping: cherries, berries, or even chocolate!

Cheesecake Cookies

1 1/4 cups graham crackers,  crushed
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, separated
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cookie base by combining graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg white until well combined. Add the dry ingredients in slowly, blending until just combined.

Prepare the filling in another bowl by beating the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla and whip until light and fluffy. Transfer filling to a pastry bag.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Use a rounded tablespoon to press a well into each ball, then pipe filling into each well, slightly overfilling. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until cookies are just barely browning around the edges. Cool completely before serving. Add toppings if desired.

How to Get a Great Easter Photo of the Kids

Mrs. Fields Secrets

Right clothes? Check. Right shoes? Check. Right photo? Not so easy. Snapping a great photo of your kids in their Easter best is a task that leaves many of us frazzled. That’s why we turned to our friend Megan Bailey from Little Peanut Magazine for some great tips.  Here’s what she had to say:

One of the biggest tips I can give is to make taking photos of your kids fun for them and don’t be worried about having them sit perfectly still and smile directly at the camera. Some of my favorite photos of my own kids are the candid ones of them playing and laughing.

I’ve also noticed that if I give them a prop or something to play with, they are even more willing to hold still and smile while I snap a few photos of them. To get great Easter photos of your kids try giving them a cute carrot to hold or even make DIY bunny ears and whiskers for them to hold. These make for the perfect props and are also cute! Again, don’t get stressed about trying to get your kids to be holding perfectly still to get a great shot. Just snap a ton of photos of them having fun and playing and you will for sure end up with a bunch you will treasure forever!

Check out more great Easter photos in our catalog. (There’s still time to order!)

{Image via Becky Kimball.}

Spring Break Ideas with the Kids: Cookie Capers

If you’re looking for a fun spring break idea for a stay-cation with the kids, we’ve got just the thing. Preheat the oven, give everyone an apron, and spend some time baking up dozens of your favorite cookies. Then, package them up and head out into the beautiful spring weather to deliver them to unsuspecting friends. Whether you stay on the doorstep and get discovered is up to you, but you’re sure to make everyone’s day…and a lot of memories too.

Not interested in doing the baking? We’re happy to do it for you. Our cookie and brownie basket has plenty to share with your household and others!

Recipe: Tiramisu

Mrs. Fields Secrets Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert is reminiscent of a dessert lasagna, layers of flavorful cookie, cream, chocolate and coffee. It tastes both decadent and light at the same time and is easy to make for your next get together. Try it and see why the only response to this dessert is, “Mama mia!”

Tiramisu

3 cups brewed coffee, cooled
2 tablespoons sugar (to sweeten coffee)
16 ounces mascarpone cheese, divided
5 eggs, separated
pinch of salt
1/2 cup sugar, divided
14 ounces ladyfinger cookies (firm variety)
2 ounces rum (optional)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate shavings

Directions
Add sugar to sweeten the coffee and stir until dissolved. Whisk egg yolks with half the sugar until you have a light, creamy consistency. In a separate bowl, stir the mascarpone cheese to eliminate any lumps, then slowly add in the egg mixture into the cheese and whisk until combined.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites with the salt and remaining sugar until they reach a firm, fluffy consistency. Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture, along with the rum. Dip the ladyfingers into the coffee (careful not to oversoak), then lay them flat in a baking dish (about 9×13). Spread a layer of the cream on top and dust it with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, then repeat the process, adding another layer of soaked cookies topped with cream. Dust the top with the remaining cocoa powder, followed by an even sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

Cover dish and allow to chill for at least 3-4 hours before serving.

Easter Table Ideas

Mrs. Fields Easter Table Ideas

Ready, set, go! Spring has sprung and it’s time to get together with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting Easter dinner or a springtime brunch, we’re in love with these whimsical fresh ideas to brighten your table.

1. Mini birds nest placeholders. Fill mini nests found at the craft store with moss and tiny eggs (could be candy) and add a simple name card.

2. Folded napkins. Turn a bold fabric napkin into a bunny with a simple folding technique.

3. A mossy table runner. A bright strip of spring green down the center of the table adds incredible color and texture.

4. Carrots and flowers centerpiece. This arrangement couldn’t be more beautiful (or economical). Fill a vase with fresh stemmed carrots and daisies.

5. Hollow egg tea lights. Transform your simple everyday eggs into gorgeous little candles with a little DIY.

Do you have a favorite Easter table idea? Share it with us!

Easter Preview + 20-Cent Shipping Offer!

Good Egg Gift Box

Easter Sunday is less than two weeks away, so get your bunny in gear with some incredible Easter offerings from Mrs. Fields. We’ve got something to treat everyone on your list, from little ones to your Easter dinner host. Check out our favorite offerings, plus a special discount for blog readers below.

Easter Basket of Bites

A traditional choice for anyone with a sweet tooth, our Easter Basket of Bites is overflowing with our decadent, buttery frosted cookies in colorful assortment.

Snuggle Bunny

For those who need more snuggle, our Snuggle Bunny will do just the trick. This super soft plush bunny arrives with armloads of fresh cookies. (And he won’t even ask for a bite!)

Which Came First Box

Have a philosopher in the family? Let them ponder which came first, the chicken or the egg, as they nibble the bite-sized treats in our Which Came First Box.

Easter Trail Tote

For those kids who feel too grown up for an Easter basket, but still want in on the goodies, our Easter Trail Tote does just the trick.

Cottontail Gift Box

Our favorite for a hostess gift, the variety in the Cottontail Gift Box is perfect for opening up and sharing with everybody before dinner as guests arrive or after with coffee.

Photo “Hop” Tin

Our personalized Photo “Hop” Tin is a must for grandparents or far away family members. What could be sweeter than your own photo accompanying a fresh delivery of Easter treats?

Bunny Trail Cookie Cake

Show up to an Easter egg hunt or Sunday brunch with this Bunny Trail Cookie Cake and you will earn major brownie points. Er, cookie points. Er, cookie cake points. Actually, all of the above!

You can shop all our Easter gifts for all your Easter gifting needs on our website. Plus, take advantage of our incredible offer or 20-cent shipping on your entire order by using code SPRING at checkout! Offer ends 3/24/15, so hop to it!

Recipe: Blueberry Cloud Dessert

Mrs. Fields Secrets Blueberry Clouds

If you’re planning an Easter buffet, this dessert needs to be on it. It’s got all the richness of a blueberry cheesecake, but with a lightness that’s perfect for spring and the self-serve quality of a trifle. Put it in a pretty dish with a big spoon.

Blueberry Cloud Dessert

12 ounces frozen blueberries
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 angel food cake, sliced into 1-inch cubes
2 packages light cream cheese
2/3 cup half-and-half
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

Directions
In a sauce pan over medium heat, add blueberries. Whisk cold water and cornstarch together, then pour over blueberries along with sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir and heat until thickened, then remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese with half-and-half and 2/3 cup sugar until creamy and smooth. Fold the cubed cake into the mixture until all the cubes are covered in cream and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form. To assemble, place a generous amount of the cake mixture in the bottom of the serving dish, followed by even dollops of the blueberry mixture, topped with a layer of whipped cream. Repeat the layers and top with a layer of graham cracker crumbs. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

A Night In with Night At The Museum and Mrs. Fields

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Did you know? Everybody’s favorite museum security guard is back with more after-hours adventures that you can enjoy right at home. Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb is now available on BluRay and DVD, and to celebrate the release, we’ve got some great gifts for a movie night in.

Pharaohs Golden Tablet

Pharaoh’s Golden Tablet Gift Box

 

Unlocking the secrets of Pharaoh’s Tablet in the movie is an adventurous endeavor, but the secrets of our Pharaoh’s Golden Tablet Gift Box is pure fun—savor each bite and try to figure out our secret recipe for gourmet cookies and brownies. HINT: It’s going to take several tries!

Dexter

Dexter the Monkey

 

Of course, it’s always more fun to watch a movie with a friend, especially a mischievous one. That’s why Dexter the Monkey is ready to join you, along with an armful of gourmet cookies.

That’s just about everything you need for a movie night in, except maybe a 20% discount on these great gifts. Simply enter NATM3 at checkout for this discount, good through 5/31/15.

Lights, camera, snack-tion!

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