Valentine’s Day isn’t just for a new love or a long-time partner. It’s also for those people on your list that make life worthwhile. This may be your parents, your kids, or some special friend, this year treat your loved one to the gift of Valentine’s Day Cookies.
The Victorian era in England is when people first began making Valentine’s cards and sending them, often anonymously, to people they hoped to marry. The first mass-produced cards were created by Esther Howland in Massachusetts in 1847.
While some think the emphasis is too heavily on romantic love, about half of the Valentines sent today are not too romantic partners but to family and friends. Schoolchildren create decorated shoeboxes and then place valentines for each other in them.
In Latin America, some call the day: Dia del Amor y La Amistad. This day of love and friendship encourages people to do kind acts of appreciation for one another. In Sidon, Lebanon, the day has become more about family love than romantic entanglements.
The TV show Parks and Recreation kicked off a related holiday known as Galentine’s Day. This day, celebrated on February 13, features groups of female friends who get together to exchange little gifts and notes of appreciation.
The answer to this question is simple. A Valentines Day Cookie is a treat that makes a loved one feel special on this special day. It either has to be a classic favorite or something surprising.
We’ve noticed that a Valentine’s Day gift combines a few elements for the perfect pick. It starts with presentation and color. There may be a classic element such as chocolate, or there may be a surprise element that a person isn’t expecting but will love.
Often our treats come with orange accents. That’s due to our Dutch heritage and, of course, the fact that the stroopwafel has that same heritage. However, we put aside orange for February and go with the reds and pinks that have become associated with Valentine’s Day.
This extends to the treats themselves. In our Valentine’s Day Gift Set, you’ll find a heart-shaped stroopwafel that’s been dipped in Ruby chocolate. That’s a unique way to capture the day’s colors because it is an all-natural pink.
We also use pink and red as part of our clever confetti-like toppings on these special Valentine’s Day cookies. The crinkles are also pink and red. The stroopwafels are dipped in milk, dark, white, and ruby chocolate for even more colors and contrast.
Valentine’s Day cookies are sometimes shaped like hearts. That’s how we got started making heart-shaped stroopwafels. These unique creations are fun to give and receive.
For the big day, we prepare these cookies fresh and put them in a box with festive crinkles and a bright red ribbon. The heart-shaped Stroop is packed eight to a bag, so there’s plenty to share if your Valentine chooses to share!
We’ve probably all been there. We’ve given or received what looked like something really beautiful only to find the taste is a huge let-down.
So, as important as the look is, the taste is really more important in the long run. It’s gotta be fresh and interesting. Boring just won’t do. And that overly manufactured taste that so many treats today suffer from? That is 100 percent unacceptable.
Plus you are looking for a unique taste for Valentine’s Day cookies. Your goal is something that is as different and special as your Valentine’s.
That’s why we put together our Valentine’s Deluxe Gift Box. This assortment is a treat to the tastebuds. The regular stroopwafels with their caramel goodness are always a favorite at breakfast and coffee/tea breaks. Our dipped stroopwafels are dressed to impress, and they taste as good as they look.
These Valentine’s Day cookies are 100 percent fresh and absolutely delicious.
Of course, some Valentines might be disappointed if there was no chocolate. That doesn’t mean, however, that they need another box of manufactured sweets in a cardboard red box.
There are many choices when it comes to chocolate these days. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine which chocolate is actually of sufficiently high quality. We personally prefer fine Belgian chocolate
If you are looking for a chocolate Valentine’s Day cookie, you might try our Chocolate Lovers Gift Box. It features Belgian chocolate-dipped stroopwafels. This assortment includes white, dark, and milk chocolate. It also has the still rare Ruby chocolate that you won’t find in many other places.
So let’s review what Valentine’s Day cookies need: color, shape, a distinctive and pleasing taste, and possibly chocolate. If those are your requirements, you will find your match in our seasonal gift boxes.