Perfect Valentine’s Day Cookies from Local Small Businesses

It does not matter if you are a fully grown adult or a child in grade school, Valentine’s Day is always such a great day to spend time with those you love and indulge in some tasty sweets and treats. For me, cookies are some of my favorite treats of all time. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there are many reasons to buy a few cookies for this year. You could buy dozens of cookies for your kids’ Valentine’s Day celebration at school or if you are looking to treat your significant other to something special on the holiday, here are some great places for you to buy some deliciously baked cookies that will perfectly fit your needs this holiday season.


The Cookie Rack

The Cookie Rack is a great option for many reasons. First, they sell some really great tasting cookie favorites (like the Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie or the Naked Choc. Chip) but they also sell some unique yet awesome flavors (like the Chocolate Mint and the S’mores). But the Cookie Rack also has the perfect options for their customers needs. If you are looking to get a cookie just for yourself; you could get a single cookie of any flavor. Or if you are really looking to indulge your sweet tooth, you could get the cup of (mini) cookies or a 4 pack of any flavor regular sized cookies. For those who are looking to celebrate with a larger group of people, there are other great options for you! The Cookie Rack does sell their cookies (regular sized or mini’s) by the dozen. Another few options for larger group include their cookie cakes, custom printed logo cookies, and even custom royal icing cookies. Finally, if you are looking to treat your significant other for Valentine’s Day, definitely consider the Valentine’s Day Options: which include The Heart Box (3 Cookies) or the 4 Pack (4 Cookies)!

Neighborhood: Pearson Farms | Directions

Surprisingly Baked

Even though this business is based in Virginia, it was started by a Dallas native (Ginny Jacobs) and they ship their cookies all over the continental United States. Like many people during the pandemic Ginny, found herself at home and laid off. However, she was not going to let this define her. During her free time, she started baking lots of cookies! What makes each of these cookies fun, is that each one comes with a fun surprise cooked in the middle of them! For example, The PHATTY cookie is full of Nutella, The Parent Trap cookie contains Double Stuffed Oreos, and Nostalgia cookie is a PB&J in cookie form! These cookies are probably best for surprising your significant other while they are at work. For more information about this awesome business be sure to follow their Instagram!

Neighborhood: McLean, VA and Washington, D.C. | Nationwide Shipping

The Cookie Society

This adorable little cookie shop in Frisco was started in 2018 by Marissa Allen and her husband (Retired 8 year NFL-Veteran) Jeff. Prior to going pro, Marissa enjoyed making cookies so much that she would often give away her sweet treats to anyone who would take them! Fast forwarding several years, Melissa has now started a business out of her passion and has hired bout 20 employees. Their business is now operating out of a store front in the Frisco Market Center neighborhood. The Cookie Society is best known for selling cookies that are deliciously chewy in the center and crunchy around the rim. They also sell some fun cookie flavors including: Banana Pubbing, Salted Caramel, and Cookie Butter; as well as some of our favorite flavors like Chocolate Chip and Sugar. Their cookies are sold in either a 6 pack or 12 pack, so these would be a great treat for your co-workers or a small gathering of close friends on Valentine’s Day

Neighborhood: Frisco Market Center | Directions

Charlie’s Cookie Shop

Photo Courtesy of Lifestyle Frisco Magazine

Whether you are looking to buy a large quantity of cookies for your coworkers, your local healthcare workers, or for your kids’ Valentine’s Day class party; Charlie’s Cookie Shop is the perfect place to get these large orders. This home-based business in Frisco only sells our favorite cookies by the dozen! Charlie’s Cookie Shop also sells some great flavors including: Valrhona Chocolate Marble, Bacon Pretzel Chocolate Chips, and Cookies n’ Cream. Charlie’s Cookie Shop sells other unique and well known favorites.

Neighborhood: Waterstone | Text Charlie to Order

The Baked Bear

Why have just one cookie? Seriously, why one cookie when you can have a gigantic ice cream sandwich topped with some of your favorite treats? At the Baked Bear with 11 cookie options, 13 ice cream flavors, and 12 toppings your opportunities are endless. Because of the nature of ice cream, these sweet treats are best enjoyed at The Baked Bear storefront at Grandscape in The Colony. These delicious Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Sandwiches make The Baked Bear the perfect location for you and your significant other to have a date night as you celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Neighborhood: Grandscape | Directions

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Uniquely Romantic Lofts for Two that are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Everyone’s favorite romantic holiday is less than a month away! Have you and your significant other started making plans for your next romantic getaway? Thankfully, this year, Valentine’s Day falls on one of the most perfect days of the week. Sunday. For those of you with children, this allows you the perfect time to let the kids spend the weekend with their grandparents and have a romantic weekend getaway with just you and your spouse/partner. Matt and I have done some digging on Airbnb and found some unique lofts that are within a 4 hour drive of Frisco.

Rose Capital Studio

This uniquely decorated studio gives you the urban conveniences of home, yet with a rustic flare that makes you feel like your are in Marfa (without the 8 hour drive)! This cozy loft includes some fun features such as projector and screen for watching some of your favorite romantic comedies, an open reading nook, a standing desk, and even some smart lights. If you and your significant other like to go out, there are plenty of things to do while in Downtown Tyler. For the foodie couples some great places to visit include: True Vine Brewing, Culture ETX, Rick’s on the Square, or the Janie’s Cakes. For shopping, there are a few boutiques and salons in town including a couple antique shops and a flower shop 😉 .

Downtown Tyler | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours

Loft ZaZa

Now, this is a rather large loft with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and it can fit up to 10 guests. However, this loft should not be written off solely based on the number of guests it can accommodate. The fantastic Loft Zaza is located just above the Boutique One Eleven in Downtown Gainesville. For those who like to shop there are a couple of unique boutiques in town, including: Boutique One Eleven, Cahoots Handbags, Amelia’s Attic Antiques, Kinne’s Jewlers, and Bungalow 123. There are also a few unique eateries in the area like: Fried Pie Co. & Restaurant, Sarah’s on the Square, and the Red Fox Lounge.

Downtown Gainesville | Directions

Travel Time: 1 hour

Nid d’Amour

If you do not want to take a road trip, then definitely consider having a staycation in the beautiful Wilson Building in Downtown Dallas. As always, there are plenty of things to do for couples in Downtown Dallas. For example: there are plenty of great events going on in the Arts District! On Friday, February 12th, Titas/Dance Unbound Doug Varone and Dancers will be performing live at the Winspear Opera House. Also, within a few blocks of the Wilson Building Apartments, there are several restaurants including: The Woolworth, Chop House Burger, and Porta Di Roma. For some other romantic ideas include a couples massage at the Spa at the Joule Dallas or shopping at Neiman Marcus.

Downtown Dallas | Directions

Travel Time: 30 minutes

Recess on Cypress Creek and Wimberley Square

Just a few minutes Southwest of Austin, in the town of Wimberley, there is an adorable bohemian styled loft that is perfect for a romantic weekend! This loft is in an old home, but fully up to date with a kitchen, private bath, and living area. Of course this loft was furnished with the environment in the forefront owner’s thoughts, the accents in this loft include live indoor plants, 100% cotton towels, bamboo blankets, and hand made wooden accents. There are a few great little places to see while you are there, including: Ino’s Brew & Chew, Community Pizza & Beer Garden, and Wimberley Cafe.

Wimberley | Directions

Travel Time: 4 hours

Artists Loft in San Antonio

Granted San Antonio is a little over a four hour drive. However, the city of San Antonio is every bit worth the extra 30 minutes. After all, between the unique sites along the Riverwalk, Rich Texan History, and amazing Latino culture; what is there not to like about San Antonio. This Artist Studio is every bit as unique as the city itself. It is decorated with stunning area rugs, beautiful antique furniture, live plants, and one of a kind art work. For those who are unfamiliar with the Southtown Neighborhood of San Antonio, there are some great small businesses in the area. While you are there, be sure to visit: The Friendly Spot Ice House, La Frite Belgian Bistro, and Maverick Texas Brasserie.

Southtown Neighborhood of San Antonio | Directions

Travel Time: 4 hour 30 minutes

Loft on 6th Street in Austin

This loft is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves the nightlife! If you choose to spend your romantic holiday here, you will find that you are within walking to distance of some of the greatest venues that the Live Music Capitol of the World has to offer. The best part of this loft is the floor to ceiling windows on every external wall (except in the Bedroom) which allows the loft to be filled with natural light during daylight hours.

Downtown Austin | Directions

Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Windmill Loft

It does not sound like there is much in the city of McGregor, TX. However, it is a very small town about 20 minutes Southwest of Waco. Therefore, you have access to all of your favorite locations in Waco, including: The Silos and Baylor University. But if you and your significant other are just looking for some quiet, private time; the Windmill Loft is the perfect place your the two of you to spend your Valentine’s Day. This lovely loft is inside the newly renovated Historic Masonic Building in Downtown McGregor. All of the hardwood in the loft (including the cabinets, floors, and wainscoting) are all original to the building and has a large TV, comfortable beds, couches, and 14 foot ceilings.

McGregor | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

The Urban Cowboy Loft

The Green Door Lofts is a really cool renovated building in the heart of the Historic District of Waco. This spacious and airy loft allows you and your life partner to relax and spend a great night in watching Netflix or Direct TV. It is also worth noting that there is a heated pool on the grounds of the the apartment complex, in case the two of you would like to go for a late night swim. However, if you would like to go out and see the sights; the Hippodrome Diner Theatre is right next door. Other options in the area for food and entertainment is the Dr. Pepper Museum, the Waco Farmer’s Market (only open Saturdays 9am to 1pm), and Union Hall.

Downtown Waco | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Behrens Lofts Downtown Waco

This is another beautiful loft right in the heart of historic Downtown Waco and within walking distance to the Silos District. The Behrens Lofts are located in the recently renovated Behrens Warehouse. The owners of this loft have kept the brick exposed brick walls and industrial air vents that have added a wonderful antique, urban flair to the property. If you are looking for a quiet night in, this is the perfect place to eat some of your favorite comfort food, lounge on the couch and watch your favorite movies on the 70-inch Smart TV. There are plenty of fun places to visit (all within walking distance) during your stay in Waco, including: Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant, and the Clay Pot Restaurant.

Downtown Waco | Directions

Travel Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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