50% Off One Wicker Basket or Tray of Cookies at Cookies by Design

Cookies By Design

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In a Nutshell

Baskets and trays showcase painted sugar cookies celebrating birthdays, graduations, and holidays

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Pre-order required at least 24 hours in advance. Please allow 24 hours from the time the order is placed. Valid only at 11453 Olive Blvd. location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $20 for one wicker basket or tray of cookies ($40 value)

Tray comes with 1 dozen gourmet cookies and 6 frosted spring tulip cookies. Wicker basket has 1 dozen gourmet cookies and 2 large decorated cookies.

Sprinkles: What’s in a Name?

Sprinkles, jimmies, nonpareils—they all refer to the same colorful dessert topping, but what you call them might differ based on where you’re from. Take a gander as to how the well-beloved treat grew to be so contentious.

As far as dessert toppings go, sprinkles are ubiquitous. The colorful, confetti-like candies—made with bits of sugar, cornstarch, vegetable oil, and food coloring—can be found across the globe in various incarnations. While in the US they’re sometimes known as jimmies or simply as sprinkles, the French call them nonpareils (“without equal”) and the Dutch, hagelslag (or “hail”).

Though sprinkles are found around the world atop everything from ice-cream cones to cookies to doughnuts, their origins are shrouded in mystery. According to some accounts, sprinkles were first created and used by 18th century French confectioners to embellish desserts. Boston Globe_ pointed out in a 2011 story, this claim seems “dubious”: newspaper archives from 1921, before Just Born’s inception, clearly have ads hawking chocolate sprinkles.

Even the origin of the term jimmies is unclear and may have preceded Just Born. As the Globe reported, newspaper ads, such as one for a Pittsburgh bakery, referenced jimmies as early as the 1930s, but the earliest photographs available of Just Born’s version show the product can bearing a zip code—meaning it had to have been no earlier than 1963 (the year the USPS adopted zip codes). There was once a widespread rumor that jimmies was a racist term, one that referred to the Jim Crow laws, but this has since been dispelled by several sources, including David Wilton, author of Word Myths. The New York Times’ Ben Zimmer posits that “jimmies” originated as a diminutive of jim-jams, 16th century slang for little doodads.

Customer Reviews

22 Ratings

Amazing service and adorable cookies!!
Heather P. · August 25, 2015
The order taker was very helpful with placing the order and made recommendations. The basket was beautiful and the cookies were delicious.
Sharon H. · July 6, 2015
Great tasting and beautiful designs!
Barbara H. · June 6, 2015
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    Saint Louis, MO 63141

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