Christmas just isn’t the same without cookies but who has the time to bake? With all the shopping, decorating and quality family togetherness, it’s tough to find time to shop for ingredients – let along mixing, pouring and patiently waiting.
That’s where store bought holiday cookies come in. You can cover what you need for your cookie exchange with these bad boys. Of course, not all store-bought cookies are created equal. If you want to purchase some holiday cookies that will really wow your crowd, try these picks from local bakeries and cookie shops.
The owner promises they’ll give you a “warm fuzzy feeling inside” – and with a real hot cocoa flavor, we believe it! A dozen runs $35.
This home-based company makes decadently detailed Hanukkah and Christmas options featuring vanilla royal frosting. We’re digging her new holiday-themed mug designs. Custom orders; pricing begins at $52/dozen. @laurarosecookies.
Try not to drool over these sweet spins on a holiday staple. French macarons are hand-painted, and watch for some adorable new “ugly sweater” cake pops. A batch of 12 pops is $47, and macarons start at $2.75 each. loveandbuttercream.com.
This gluten-free bakery offers simple melt-in-your-mouth snowballs with toasted organic pecans and its vegan jam-filled Linzers are rich with no refined sugar. Contact for prices.
Store bought not your style? Try some of the homemade cookie ideas in our Season’s Eatings cookie roundup.