Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Valentine Gifts from Gourmet Gift Baskets

So Valentine’s Day is almost here and it looks like it will be very cold and snowy for many, if not most, of us. Maybe, because of the frigid weather, you haven’t even been able to get out to buy your Valentine treats and gifts. That’s why Gourmet Gift Baskets is so handy. They offer all kinds of treats wonderfully packaged in fancy gift boxes, tins, decorative buckets, and of course, baskets!

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Strawberries and Cream Cake Squares

When I was making this dessert, I was thinking these would turn out more like cookie bars, but they’re actually pretty cake-y. They’re a little bit cake and a little bit cookie bar, so I decided to call them Strawberries and Cream Cake Squares. You definitely need to eat these squares with a fork, so I guess that makes them a little more cake than cookie!

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Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies2 @ NancyCCrinkle cookies are such a classic treat and if you make the cake mix version, they’re probably one of the easiest cookies ever! I’ve made Bite-Size Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies before, which are very yummy, and now these pretty pink and yummy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies! They’re pillowy-soft when you bite into them, with a cakey and chewy texture…and just the right amount of sweetness with the powdered sugar coating! Continue reading

Red Velvet M&Ms Bars

You’ve probably heard of cookie exchanges…they happen quite a bit around Christmastime. Well, how about a Valentine cookie exchange? I was invited to one a few years ago and it was great! It’s always fun to make (and eat) Valentine-themed treats!  I was a little short on time, so I needed to make something fairly easy, but still wanted it to be very yummy. I had seen lots of recipes for cake mix bars and cookies, so I thought I’d come up with my own version of Red Velvet bars made with cake mix. Any Red Velvet recipe seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day, right? Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Mocha Pudding Cookies

These cookies were my first try at using instant pudding mix in a cookie. I’ve heard that adding pudding mix to cookie dough keeps the cookies soft, but I wasn’t crazy about the idea of adding pudding mix with artificial flavors, dyes, and other things. Continue reading