Valentine’s Idea: Give Baked Goodies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t need extraordinary, over-the-top romantic gestures to make me feel loved on Valentine’s Day. Seriously, I’m the type of woman who is completely down for a bouquet of grocery store flowers, a handmade card, or breakfast in bed. Those things make my heart beat a little faster just as much as a more expensive present would. If you’re the same way, here are two awesome baked gifts you can give (or receive) this Valentine’s Day:

Cookie-Brownie Delight


Walmart sent me a box of Nestle’s Cookie Brownie Delight to try. Two of my favorite things in one recipe? Count me in!

The instructions on the box were super easy to follow, and my daughter got in on the action.

She mixed the brownie batter and the cookie dough, separately, according to the instructions on the package.


Then, with a little help from me, she spooned the brownie and cookie mixes into a muffin pan, with the cookie dough on top.


The result? Deliciously gooey, chocolatey treats that both she and I couldn’t wait to try. So yes…I forgot about me weight loss for a night and enjoyed the treat — though I won’t share the number of calories in each one!


We’re going to buy another box so my daughter can make some more to deliver to her dad on Valentine’s morning. They were seriously that good. I’m sure noone would object to this gift.

Decorate Your Own Cookies

We sampled yet another sweet Valentine’s treat: the Decorate Your Own Cookie kit, to be found in the Walmart bakery. Also known as the shortcut cookie kit for lazy bakers like me.


As you can see, the kit comes with pre-made cookies and all the toppings you could want to decorate them to your heart’s content, including icing and sprinkles.

My daughter and I actually made a challenge of this one to see who could decorate the coolest cookie.

Here’s her cookie:


Here’s my cookie:


And the unofficial result according to my husband? It was a tie. But I’ll personally give the win to my daughter 🙂

I’m saving the other cookies so I can give her a treat on Valentine’s Day when she comes home from school. Paired with a new stuffed animal friend, and maybe some sparkling apple cider, this will be the perfect gift for my sweet little girl. And I didn’t have to do any actual baking. Winning!

DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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