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Love Goes Through the Stomach: Surprise Cookies for Valentine's Day

''Love goes through the stomach'': is there a better gift than cookies?

Welcome to February – mostly known as the Love Month! The whole month in most countries is directly linked to the month of love, and especially one day, you all know for sure which one – February 14! Have thought of what to give your loved ones? Whether it is your love partner, mother, father, brother, sister, friend ... Love should always be celebrated and even better when it is shared.

Do you know where this holiday came from? Also, the well-known quote says that love goes through the stomach, and what to choose if not cookies, is there even a better option? Cookies are always a good idea, and we bring you cookie ideas designed just for Valentine's day!

Valentine's Day, likewise considered Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated every year on February 14. Starting as a Western Christian gala day regarding a couple of early holy people named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is perceived as a critical social, strict, and business festivity of sentiment and romantic love in numerous districts far and wide.

Across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and where did these traditions come from?

The Catholic Church perceives, in any event, three unique holy people named Valentine or Valentinus, every one of whom were martyred. One legend fights that Valentine was a minister who served during the third century in Rome. At the point when Emperor Claudius II concluded that solitary men improved troopers than those with spouses and families, he banned marriage for youngsters.

Valentine, understanding the bad form of the pronouncement, opposed Claudius and kept on performing relationships for youthful sweethearts covertly. At the point when Valentine's activities were found, Claudius requested that he be executed. Still, others demand that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a religious administrator, who was the genuine namesake of the occasion. He, as well, was guillotined by Claudius II outside Rome. 

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to the legend, Saint Valentine regained sight to his judge's blind little girl, and before his execution, he kept in touch with her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a goodbye.

Pope Gelasius, I built up the Feast of Saint Valentine in 496 AD to be celebrated on February 14 and pay tribute to the Catholic saint, Martyr Valentine of Rome, who passed away that day in 269 AD. The day was originally linked to romantic love inside Geoffrey Chaucer's hover in the fourteenth century when the dignified marriage tradition thrived.

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Traditions all over the world

Argentina

Argentinians are not celebrating Valentine's Day in Feb, but in July, "the week of love."  It is the day when couples are sharing kisses and having chocolates and other treats, of course, biscuits too. The day began as a commercial innovation in the country but eventually became the celebrations of Valentine's day.

Philippines

Valentine's Day in the Philippines is the day when many young couples get married as a form of public service in an event sponsored by the Government.  Among the most impressive Valentine's Day celebrations around the world, this one is a country gala event and a special youth day.

Denmark

Although Valentine's Day is a moderately new occasion in Denmark (celebrated since the mid-1990s as indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark), the nation has grasped February fourteenth with a Danish contort. Instead of roses, companions and darlings trade squeezed white blossoms called snowdrops.

China

In China, the proportional to Valentine's Day is Qixi, or the Seventh Night Festival, which falls every year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. As the Chinese legend has indicated, Zhinu, the girl of a grand ruler, and Niulang, a poor cowherd, experienced passionate feelings for, married, and had twins. He sent his sovereign to take Zhinu back to the stars at the point when Zhinu's dad is scholarly of their marriage. After hearing Niulang's and the youngsters ' calls, the lord allowed Zhinu and Niulang to meet on Qixi once a year. During Qixi, young ladies get to Zhinu ready contributions of melon and various fruits and gifts to find a decent husband. Couples additionally head to sanctuaries to appeal to God for satisfaction and flourishing. Around evening time, individuals look to the sky to look as stars Vega and Altair (Zhinu and Niulang, separately) approach during the star-crossed pair's yearly get-together.

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England

Every Valentine's Day eve, women in England used to place five bay leaves

On their pillows — one at each corner and one in the middle to bring their future husbands ' wishes with them. Alternatively, they'd wet rosewater leaves in the bay and place them across their pillows. In Norfolk, Jack Valentine is acting for Valentine's Day as a Santa of sorts. 

Kids are anxiously waiting to hear Jack Valentine banging at their window, and even though they don't get a peek of Old Father Valentine, kids enjoy the candy and little presents left in their porches.

Italy

Today, Italians observe Valentine's Day with blessing trades among darlings and sentimental meals. One of the most well-known Valentine's Day blessings in Italy is Baci Perugina, which are little, chocolate-shrouded hazelnuts wrapped with a sentimental statement imprinted in four languages.

Cookies and Valentine's day

Talking about sweets and treats that are mostly used as a gift for Valentine's day, don't you think that cookies are always a good idea? You can fit them in every tradition and every country. We will help you to pick the best cookie type for Valentine's day so you can surprise your loved ones. Another great thing about cookies is the fact that they are so portable. They're easy to take wherever you are going and they're easy to send in the mail, they're easy to save if you can't finish them all at once. This is another factor that makes cookies such a great gift, as they don't come with any hassle.

Perhaps the best thing about cookies is the way that there are such a significant number of assortments. This implies regardless of what disposition you're in or regardless of what you like, there's truly something for everybody.

 In case you're an aficionado of chocolate, well than the exemplary chocolate chip or the ultra-rich chocolate, chocolate chip are both great. In the event that you like to join sweet and salty, attempt an assortment that consolidates nuts or pretzels. In case you're attempting to keep it solid, go for cereal raisin. On the off chance that you're about charming embellishments, at that point a sugar treat with flawlessly designed icing.

Which cookies to pick?

Valentine's Day is a real opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care, at least with a small token of attention, and that can be the work of your hands. Although you may think that you are not experts and professionals, it doesn't matter, every effort will mean more than the result, and with our tips, you can easily come up with successfully prepared but also designed biscuits.

Valentine's Day biscuits usually include a simply made dough but specific design. Most often these are simple shortbread cookies, even oatmeal cookies, cupcakes, flat, crunchy biscuits ... You can even make Grancereale dupes and design them with hearts. Brownies will also look great in a heart-designed version. 

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Design ideas:

Glaze:

Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, 1 teaspoon butter and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in a medium bowl. Glaze top of each cookie as you wish – ''painting'' the whole surface or just the half, or even making a specific design ... Moreover, you can even decorate it with sprinkles, sugars, candies or edible glitter, if desired.

Talking about glaze...

There's not much of a secret or trick to dip or even draw on cookies with chocolate, and actually get it to harden. Simply melt semi-sweet chocolate alone, or with some cream or butter. Then dip and refrigerate.

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Preparation

In a small bowl, mix the hot water, melted butter, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt. Slowly pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, constantly whisking until smooth. ''Sauce'' is getting thickened as it cools.

You can even write on them!

Write the name of your loved-one... Or write both your names, as a couple – cute idea, right? J

How to write on cookies?

Here is the solution:

Combine 1 egg yolk and water until well mixed. Divide the mixture into several tiny cups; stain each as the desired food color. Paint a thin layer of egg yolk paint on cookies to form desired designs, using small, clean paintbrushes. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until edges are browned softly.

Extra tip: You can use vanilla or strawberry extract in the cookies and almond in the icing, and orange extract in another batch of icing.

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VALENTINE'S DAY BRANDS

Philadelphia candies

  • Valentine's Day gift box contains 4 Heart decorated cookies and 4 undecorated cookies for the highest visual appeal. Makes the perfect gift for that significant other!
  • Made with OREO Cookies covered in Philadelphia Candies milk chocolate. OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International.
  • Philadelphia Candies offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products - simple, unconditional, no nonsense!

Three brothers who emigrated from Greece started up with the idea of Philadelphia Candies in western Pennsylvania's Shenango Valley in 1919.

As they said, they picked "Philadelphia Candies" as their business name because it means "candies made with brotherly love" in the Greek language. Now, members of the second and third-generation families also enjoy making tasty sweets.

David's cookies

David’s offers a wide range of giftable baked goods, gluten-free and other baked specialties. Their specialty is also making cookie gifts – these are boxes you can give to your loved ones for birthday, anniversaries, you can even make ''get better soon'' cookie boxes or say thank you through cookies.

What on Earth could make a person happier than a box of tasty cookies? 

In your 'thank you box' or, for example, for Valentine's day 'I love you box' you can include fresh baked cookies, brownies, and crumb cakes, cookie dough, cheesecakes, cookie cakes, specialty cookies or even gluten-free cookies.

One 'thank you' box includes:
14 Thin & Crispy chocolate chip cookies
8 Chocolate covered brownie bites

Nothing says I love you like our brand new Thin & Crispy chocolate chip cookies made with all fresh ingredients like real butter and chocolate chips. These cookies have a very different taste than our classic fresh baked cookies but are equally delicious.

'Love' bucket:

  • 14 Thin & Crispy chocolate chip cookies, .5 oz. each
  • 8 Chocolate covered brownie bites, 1.1 oz. each

David's cookies

In 1979 founder David Liederman opens the first David's Cookies shop in Manhattan with over 200 stores worldwide to follow. In 1987 David's cookies transitioned to a mail-order company.

David’s Cookies and baked goods are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU) and their bakery is SQF-certified for quality you can rely on. With David's, you can even make your customized logo sticker or customized greeting card, so personalize gifts for your loved ones.

Love, Oreo

Nabisco introduced a rosy limited-edition flavor called "Love, Oreo." Nabisco described the center as a sweet and tangy pink flavor crème. In the middle of the black, crunchy part of the oreo which tastes like classic oreo cookie it is written 'Dunk in love'. But that is not the only message!

 Other words you could bump into when you buy this cute limited-edition Oreos are "Dear Cupid Send Oreos," "Let's Twist" and "Dunk in Love." Not all of the cookies in the package have phrases on them, some have little heart designs!

The new flavor is a “sweet and tangy” strawberry.

Peaceable Kingdom – Let's play a game

Games combined with cookie scent, what a great idea, isn't it? The peaceable Kingdom presents Scratch and Sniff Sticker Valentines! These cards feature 2 different styles, each with a sweet milk and scratch carton and cookie stickers scented with chocolate sniff!

Details: This Valentine's Day Pack comes with 28 cutely enveloped gifts. 

These cards not only feature milk cartons but also come with a scratch and smell cookie stickers scented with chocolate!

The peaceable Kingdom mostly makes original cards, stickers, and games for kids.

Millie's big surprise!

Their limited edition Valentine's Stuffed and Loaded Cookie Pie could be the dream gift this Valentine's day! It includes two 28 cm/11'' Giant Cookies stuffed full of marshmallows and extra chocolate chunks and topped with Jammy Dodger biscuits.

Could that big cookie pie help you fight your sugar cravings? If you didn't like this pie idea, you can buy personalized message cookie for your beloved one.

Millie's is the brand famous for its cookies, coffee and cupcakes – even cakes. Millie's are baking treats since 1985 and nowadays they have over 90 stores across the UK.

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