Recently updated on February 14th, 2024

Rose-flavored Valentine’s Day sugar cookies on a plate.

Photo credit: Bob’s Red Mill

It’s time for the first fun holiday of the year for the kids! But, we all know that it may not exactly be all that much fun for the adults who have to come up with a few treats to put together for a school party or an afternoon get-together for a few friends coming over the house for your little ones.

Now, instead of letting it be an exhausting, mind-bending task for you to come up with something new, let us give you a trio of suggestions with some help from our friends at Bob’s Red Mill, whose products you can get at all of our Ocean State Job Lot locations.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be overly complex or reinventing the wheel, as long as it puts a smile on their faces, that’s the end goal, right? It could be as simple as these traditional rose-flavored sugar cookies. And maybe if you play your cards right, there may be some left over for you at the end.

So, let’s get right to it.

Valentine XOXO cookies from Bob’s Red Mill.

Photo credit: Bob’s Red Mill

Valentine XOXO Cookies

If it’s cookies filled with love you are looking for, here’s a few bites you might want to sink your teeth into. These XOXO cookies do contain peanut butter, if you choose, so please make sure you let those who are eating them know in case of allergies. Now, let’s start baking and let these goodies fill your heart with gooey delight.

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  • 1 ¾ cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour (238 g)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup unsalted Butter, room temperature (113 g)
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter or Cashew Butter (130 g)
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar (100 g)
  • ½ cup Light Brown Sugar (110 g)
  • 1 Egg (50 g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Sprinkles
  • 38 (one 11 oz package) Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses, foil removed
Bob’s Red Mill’s Valentine Blondies desserts.

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Valentine Blondies

If cookies aren’t really your thing, maybe it’s a blondie that floats your boat. What’s a blondie, you might ask? Well, it’s really just a brownie that’s softer and lighter in taste. So, give these a try and who knows, you might have a new addition to your dessert plate.

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Bob’s Red Mill’s red velvet cake pops treats.

Photo credit: Bob’s Red Mill

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Pops

Don’t forget your gluten-free friends! Here’s cake on a stick just for them! What’s better than that? It’s like a lollipop and cake all built into one filled bite. Plus, you can decorate them and be as creative as you like. Let your imagination go and let the kids help you make these too. They’ll have as much joy making them as they do eating them!


  • 2 cups Organic Coconut Flour
  • 1-1/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (heaping amount)
  • 1-1/2 cups Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Buttermilk at room temperature
  • 5 Eggs large, at room temperature
  • 2 Fl. Oz. Red food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 24 Lollipop Sticks (or 6″ wooden skewers)


  • 3 pkgs Wilton Candy Melts (12oz pkg) I used chocolate mint and white chocolate
  • 1 Sprinkles decorations of your choice, I used gold-colored sugar sprinkles

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Half & Half
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar sifted
Link to shop Bakeware collection.
Link to shop Bakeware collection.