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Valentine's Day Sparks Memories of Cookies- and Cookie Jars!

Posted on February 12 2021

By Carleton Varney- Special to the Palm Beach Daily News

Sunday is Valentine's Day, a time to give hugs — even if they’re virtual hugs, this year — and certainly a day to express our love and good wishes to our mates, friends and family.

I also enjoy getting a treat or two for myself on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s something as simple as a heart-shaped cookie from a big cookie jar on the kitchen counter. I pride myself in being part of the cookie-jar generation. Those of us who grew up in the 1940s and ’50s recall the days when the kitchen cookie jar was filled with a variety of delicious delights made from scratch.

Today, it seems, busy moms and dads often buy cookies in a box or bag — and those seldom end up in a cookie jar, which are often simply considered vintage accessories or antiques.


  • Roberta Lyon: February 16, 2021

    Mister Carlton
    The cookie jar was the best part of visiting a friends home. Now I like setting them out on a silver tray or a Picasso esq plate with napkins in abundance for drop by guests. Amazing how a neighbor will feel so special at a very simple gesture.
    Love your attention to all things import in a refined life style.

  • Shirley: February 16, 2021

    And a very Happy Valentines Day to you…..I hope your cookie jar is brim full!

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