From simple sugar cookies to ornately decorated cakes, local bakeries shine in the merriest season.

Iced Shortbread Cookies
Dempsey Bakery

Topped with crunchy frosting, these classic melt-in-your-mouth cookies are free of gluten, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. (Egg- and dairy-free options are also available.)

"I love beautiful iced cookies and to see the joy when customers buy them. It's such a treat to be able to enjoy beautiful cookies when you have food sensitivities." - Paula Dempsey, owner

Holiday Spice Cake
The Witching Flour

Adorned with dried citrus slices, sugared berries, rosemary and cinnamon, this aromatic layered cake features all your favorite holiday spices.

"My favorite thing about this recipe is the smell of warm spices. It evokes nostalgic holiday memories." - Jordan Wine, owner & cake artist

Biscoff Butter Cookie Cheesecake
Cheesecake on Point

Perfect for the holidays, this delicious cheesecake is made of caramelized biscuit cookies and a host of warm spices.

"I love the fact that it's made with my all-time favorite childhood cookie, speculaas, from back when I lived in the Netherlands." - Matcha Norwood, owner

Gourmet Chocolates
Cocoa Belle Chocolates

Keep it classic with handcrafted chocolate truffles or spice things up with these roasted pecans coated in cocoa batter, cinnamon and cayenne.

"Cocoa spiced pecans are so yummy! They taste like the edges of a brownie, my favorite part." - Carmen Portillo, CEO & chocolatier

Holiday Petit Fours
Blue Cake Company

Dainty and dreamy, these tiny treats feature two layers of cake with buttercream filling hand-dipped in chocolate or vanilla sugar glaze.

"My favorite thing about this recipe are the endless possibilities for decorations to fit any style, theme or event." - Leslie Turpen, manager (Bowman location)

Black Rum Bundt Cake
Original Recipes of BSB
(formerly Brown Sugar Bakeshop)

This iconic holiday treat is made with fresh local eggs, real butter, Mexican pure vanilla and black rum.

"This cake is very easy and really fun to prepare. It is also a delicious holiday gift idea!" - Kristi Williams, owner, recipe developer & professional baker

Flake Babies
Flake Baby Pastry

True to their name, these from-scratch flaky hand pies are filled with seasonal and local ingredients and topped with glazes in fun flavors and designs.

"My favorite thing about this recipe is they're super customizable! There's a lot of room to be creative with flavor combinations and decorating styles." - Monica Chatterton, owner & baker


Gingerbread House Kit
Community Bakery

This kit features made-from-scratch gingerbread, ready to be assembled and decorated with icing, holiday sprinkles and candies.

"The smell of gingerbread baking in the bakery always consumes us all in the holiday spirit." - John Brandenberger, CEO