This Friday, Dec. 4, is National Cookie Day, which is quite fitting, given we are now entering the holiday season. ‘Tis the season of holiday parties and get together. Everyone is getting into that baking spirit. However, if you’re anything like me and prefer to skip the baking process, here are some bakeries that will have you set and ready to go.
Dorothy Ann Bakery & Café
”‹Dorothy Ann Bakery & Café goes all out for the Christmas season. Not only do they bake Christmas goods, but offer events such as “Cookie Exchanges” and “Winter and Wine” frosting decorating classes for adults over 21. There is also a holiday brochure available on their website, filled with sample holiday tray options, ideal for any of those upcoming holiday occasions with friends or family.
710 Commerce Dr. Suite 100, Woodbury
Grandma’s Bakery is also prepared for the holiday season with a Christmas brochure. The traditional sugar cookies come in the shapes of holiday green trees, red bells and twilight blue stars. There are also premium hand-cut cookies that can be decorated with festive touches to create snowflakes, trees, snowmen, winter hats, mittens, carolers and even ugly Christmas sweaters. And don’t forget the party trays that include macaroons, spritz cookies, Russian tea cake and gingerbread men.
1765 Buerkle Rd., White Bear Lake; 2184B Fourth St., White Bear Lake
651-779-0707 for both locations
Salty Tart’s chocolate chunk, whole-wheat peanut butter and chocolate sour cherry oatmeal cookies are always worth a try. They may lack the festive holiday décor, but nevertheless, remain appropriate for any occasion.
920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
You can never go wrong with bringing Patisserie 46’s award-winning classic chocolate chip cookies to a holiday party. Or their peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and ginger molasses for that matter. The selections of cookies change often, but check in with them to find holiday specials that come from Italy, France and Germany.
4552 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis