A cookie gram is in essence a gift made with cookies that is delivered by post or courier.
- Technically any cookie delivered by a courier could be considered a cookie gram.
- Cookie grams come in many sizes of cookie grams, but in general cookie grams are usually large cookies with a message inscribed on the top.
- The quality of the cookie gram varies a lot between companies in Canada. The cheaper cookies grams on the market tend to use cheap ingredients or other short cuts.
This is where there is a lot of variation in the market and understanding why helps answer the question of what a cookie gram is in more detail. We make cookie grams every day and as experts in creating these giant cookies, we wanted to share some of our knowledge.
Not all cookie grams are the same.
So, why would a company use cheap ingredients or short cuts you might ask to make their cookies grams?
From our experience, when you factor in what it takes to make a delicious tasting cookie gram properly and to package it into a nice looking gift, it is not a cheap gift to make. So when you see cookie grams selling below $40 as a delivered gift in Canada, some corners have to be cut to make this possible. Commonly this means using cheaper ingredients in the cookie including cutting back on the quality of the chocolate (and use of imitation vanilla and other cheaper alternatives to each element of the cookie).
Suffice to say, making an awesome cookie gram gift is a time consuming process.
The process of making a giant cookie gram is as follows:
- Making the cookie dough using high quality ingredients
- Baking the cookie (big cookies take longer, and care to be baked perfectly)
- Cooling the big cookie
- Making the frosting and adding a border to the cookie
- Adding the personalized hand-piped message on the cookie with icing.
- Packing the cookie in a box, and wrapping it with cellophane and a ribbon, and customizing the printed inscription card
At Better Cookies.ca, it takes us approximately 1.5 hours of our time to make each cookie gram. When you factor in the cost of high quality ingredients, the courier cost and the time it takes to make a cookie gram, our price of $49.95 for the chocolate chip cookie gram is an extremely great deal.
Yes, you can get a cookie gram for cheaper, but do you really want to send a substandard gift that is either made with low quality dough or without the touches to make it truly special?
We make each cookie gram gift Better with the care we take throughout the process to make it a gift of goodness.
Our Cookie Grams are always personalized and made with care
We find the best size for a round cookie gram is approximately 12 inches in diameter made up of about 18 regular sized cookies. We call our cookie grams iCare Giant Cookies because that is what they are.
We deeply care about how and what our cookies are made from. We always freshly bake our cookies using only high quality and delicious ingredients. Yes, it costs us a bit more to make our cookies but it is worth it! We also add extra chocolate chips on top after we shape each giant cookie. These are just some of the things that make us Better.
We hand deliver the cookie grams we make to homes, offices / places of work or in some cases to a hospital or retirement residence. As they are fragile, we only deliver them locally by courier.
If you would like to see the local cities across the GTA where we deliver our giant cookies, please see our Cookie Courier Costs page.
For next business day ordering (before 4:30pm on the previous business day), delivery is included FREE for Oakville and Burlington. For cities a bit father away from use where it costs us more to deliver the cookie grams, we charge a bit more. For instance, to deliver a next-day cookie gram to Hamilton, Dundas, Waterdown, Mississauga, Etobicoke, North York and Toronto, we charge only $5 extra.