Decorated cookies can express all kinds of sentiments, from hearts that say "I love you" to Christmas trees that say "I buried your car keys in the forest." Send someone a message to chew on with today's Groupon to Cookie Cards in Palatine. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of specialty cookies.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of cookie cards, cakes, and specialty cookies.
Cookie Cards’ clan of culinary artisans sculpts sugary treats from scratch and customizes edible cards with sentiments for special occasions. A smorgasbord of specialty cookies such as coconut macaroons and jam-filled thumbprints ($4 for six) tempt dieting Cookie Monsters, and sheets of gluten-free sugar cookies ($6 for six) sate wheatless sweet teeth. Alternately, icing gurus can customize a cookie card ($3.50–$4.50 each) with text, shapes, and decorations to match a special occasion—for instance, clients can emblazon a mortarboard-shaped confection with graduation well wishes or an ode to strangely shaped hats. A ready-made host of decorated cookies ($4.50 each) can spread bite-sized sentiments, and sheet cakes ($36+) make for larger confectionary canvases.
Designed and constructed by one of the bakery's owners, who was trained as an architect, Cookie Cards' interior encloses treats in lime-green walls awash in the glow streaming from white and pink light fixtures. Customers hunker down in crimson-cushioned wire chairs as they await orders or dream up fanciful blueprints for Gothic-inspired gingerbread houses.