If this idea sounds appealing, then you'll definitely want to check out the Butter Maid Bakery. Based out of Boardman, Ohio, this family-owned business makes it very easy for you to send care packages filled with gourmet cookies to military personnel stationed around the world.
About the Cookies
The owners of the Butter Maid Bakery take great pride in making their gourmet homemade cookies. All of the goodies are made with butter, sugar, flour and eggs. They don't use any artificial ingredients, preservatives or fillers. Furthermore, all of the cookies are made in small batches and there's a wide variety that you can choose from, including such favorites as:
- Chocolate Chip
- M&M Chocolate Chip
- Iced Sugar Cookies
- Sugar Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter
- Oatmeal Raisin
- Oatmeal Butterscotch
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Nuts
How To Order and Send Cookie Care Packages
The Butter Maid Bakery makes it very easy to send cookie care packages to the troops. For your convenience you have the following options to choose from:
1. Operation: Sweetest Appreciation
Whenever you place an order for yourself or to give as a gift, you have the option of "donating" one dozen cookies to the troops. If you select this option, for $7.95 the Butter Maid Bakery will include an extra dozen cookies in the next care package that they send to deployed servicemembers. Additionally, they will also include a note that explains Operation: Sweet Appreciation and the city and state where the donation originated from.
When choosing this option you can select from a dropdown menu the type of cookie you'd like included in the care package and the branch of service you prefer (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard). Furthermore, you can also include a message to the troops with your order.
As an aside, if you don't want to place an order for yourself, you can still utilize this program and simply donate a dozen cookies. (Complete instructions pertaining to this option are located on the Operation: Sweet Appreciation Web page, which is accessible by clicking on the above referenced link.)
2. Military Care Package
Through this versatile program you can send a cookie care package to your military loved one; or you can instruct the Butter Maid Bakery to choose a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or coastie from their own list. By choosing this option you can select the amount and flavor of gourmet cookies you'd like to send. You also have the option of adding fresh ground coffee to the order and choosing an edible image (American Flag and/or Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard insignias.)
The prices for these care packages are determined by how many dozen cookies you'd like to send and whether or not you wish to include extras, such as the coffee and edible images.
Monthly Recurring Donation
If you would like to send a cookie care package to the troops on a repeated basis, the Butter Maid Bakery offers customers the opportunity to participate in a monthly hassle-free donation program.
By utilizing this program you get to specify which cookies you'd like included in your care packages and how many consecutive months you want the packages to be sent. For your convenience the Butter Maid Bakery will automatically bill your credit card each month for as long as you wish to participate in the program.
Butter Maid Bakery Contact Information
For additional information about the Butter Maid Bakery, please visit their Web site at www.buttermaidbakery.com, their Facebook page, or call them at 1-330-758-5968, Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.