Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Cookie Bark, Cookie Gift Basket, Easy Gift Ideas for your Special Someone.

Joanne Adirim, Founder and Pastry Chef of Cookie Chips

Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

Feb 14, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.

Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

Feb 14, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.

If you’re a pastry chef like myself, the chances that you love Valentine’s Day are pretty high.

Tinkering with all sorts of chocolate dessert ideas is super fun to do on this special day typically dedicated to chocolate and our sweeties.

2022 is the year that I’m launching the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix. This crispy-crunchy, deliciously thin snacking cookie can be magically turned into amazing dessert sensations. If you want to astound your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, start with my Cookie Chips® Baking Mix and create something amazing. Or by itself, this artisan packaged mix makes for an awesome gift idea for that special person in your life who loves to bake.



Here are a few awesome gift ideas.


Make a beautiful gift box and pack two bags of our Cookie Chips® Baking Mix together with a  fun red baking spatula  (my faves are on Williams Sonoma) and a beautiful red or Valentine-inspired apron (my favs again are on Williams Sonoma). Don’t forget to include some colorful tissue paper inside the box. Wrap the box in a thick ribbon and you're good to go. You can find  boxes,  bow’s, and tissue paper online at Amazon or Papermart.com.



If you like to bake and want to surprise that special someone in your life with a treat that you made, try making some Cookie Chips® crunchy cookie bark that you can decorate with chocolate and all sorts of toppings. The dough spreads thinly and easily on a parchment-lined sheet pan. For decorating, use dark chocolate to spread on top of the finished cookie bark and sprinkle some dried cranberries or cherries over the chocolate. Then add a sprinkling of your sweetie's favorite nuts and seeds.



For a more indulgent offering, spread any dark chocolate over the cookie bark, and top with pieces of pretzels, caramel or kettle popcorn, M&M’s or chopped peanut butter cups. Whatever indulgent yummy things that you can think of will work. Head over to sweetapolia.com to add some fun Valentine’s sprinkles. Lastly, drizzle milk chocolate and white chocolate over the top for the ultimate Cookie Chips® bark. Refrigerate it for a few minutes to set it up. Then break up the pieces into beautiful shards of bark.


When we make bark in our kitchen, we package it in a beautiful gift box with tissue paper or place it in a cello bag tied with ribbon. Whatever you choose to do with our Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, you will definitely be a hit with your sweetie this Valentine’s day.


Happy Baking. Happy Loving. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are irresistibly delicious.


Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.


Let's get baking!