Christmas cookies are a delicious symbol of the holiday season but baking batches of goodies takes time you may not have. Even if you're a good baker (and especially if you're not!), why not leave it to the professionals? They're experts at making fabulous creations—often in interesting flavors—in the larger quantities you may need around the holidays. And they'll save you plenty of stress as you order and then bask in the compliments from family and guests.
Our real estate agents suggest the following bakeries if you're looking to order Christmas cookies:
- Berger Cookies - 2900 Waterview Ave., Baltimore
This long-time Baltimore favorite makes cookies from an original homemade cookie recipe from the 1800s, with small modifications to accommodate processing raw ingredients. The result is a soft, cake-cookie that's covered with hand-dipped fudge icing, and you'll be proud to serve them at and around Christmas. Holiday gift tins are also available for passing around at parties or for gift-giving.
- Insomnia Cookies - Several locations including Charles Village, 3301 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
You'll find all your favorite classic cookies at Insomnia, including chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, peanut butter chip, and white chocolate macadamia. For an extra treat, order the more elaborate deluxe cookies, which include chocolate peanut butter cup, and s'mores flavors. You can also mix and match with boxes of 6, 12, 18, or 24 of your favorite cookies. And if you'd like to save even more time during the holidays, Insomnia Cookies will deliver.
- Batch Bake Shop - 5414 Hartford Road, Baltimore
Batch Bake Shop makes it high-quality cookie selections from scratch and was named the best bakery in town by readers of Baltimore Magazine. You can serve your guests double chocolate chunk, oatmeal craisin walnut, raspberry Linzer, and a few more varieties. There's even a vegan chocolate chip cookie on the menu.
- Vaccaro's - Little Italy, 222 Albemarle St., 410-685-4905 and O'Donnell Square, 2919 O'Donnell St., Baltimore
Since 1956, the Vaccaro family has served Italian pastries, cookies, and more in the Baltimore area. You can order butter sandwich cookies filled with your choice of chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, or Nutella or pignoli, sliced almond, amaretti, or red cherry Italian macaroons. Biscotti is also offered in festive holiday-appropriate flavors including pistachio, cranberry walnut, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Carma's Cafe - 3120 Saint Paul St. (32nd Street), Baltimore
Stop in for weekend brunch or midday treat of delicious soup at Carma's Café and place your order for Christmas cookies while you're at it. You'll be able to choose from selections like chocolate chip with walnuts, cappuccino chews, pink dalmatian with macadamias, pumpkin oatmeal, coconut macaroons, and molasses krinkles.
- Patisserie Poupon - 820 East Baltimore St., 410-332-0390 and 225 N. Charles St., Baltimore
When you're looking for not only tasty cookies but also an impressive display, Patisserie Poupon's macaron towers may fit the bill. They're all preassembled to make a colorful display and come in small (40 pieces and 4 tiers), medium (80 pieces and 6 tiers), and large (201 pieces and 10 tiers).
- Harmony Bakery - 3446 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore
If you or your guests have dietary concerns, Harmony Bakery may fit the bill. Cookies are baked in a gluten-free, vegan bakery using fresh, organic ingredients that are local and in-season. Since the emphasis is on freshness, the offerings can change, so call or stop by to see what's available.
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