Where to find the best Christmas cookies in Toronto

Baking Christmas cookies is one of the most fun parts of getting ready for the holidays.

But between last-minute shopping and cooking up a holiday feast for the whole family, sometimes, baking takes a back seat. Luckily, bakeries across the city are busy baking up a storm for all of your holiday needs, and are still accepting pre-orders from now until Christmas Eve.

Here are five amazing bakeries to get your Christmas cookies from.

Almond Butterfly

Indulge a little more this holiday season, when you order your Christmas cookies from Almond Butterfly. Having opened in 2011, this petite bakery and bistro has always been completely gluten-free, and has added a series of festive cookies to its in-store menu. A 24-picece holiday cookie box ($85) features an assortment of Christmas favourites like sugar cookies and chocolate walnut and cranberry. If you’re looking for something extra, Almond Butterfly is also selling holiday yule logs, done in lemon blackberry or raspberry chocolate flavours.

Craig’s Cookies

With multiple locations across the city, Craig’s Cookies is all set for the holidays with a number of decadent creations. Try the gingerbread white chocolate cookie, or go for something a little more classic, like the red and green M&M’s cookie. For those who love peppermint, there’s the minty candy cane shortbread, or the mint brownie. All of the cookies can be pre-ordered for pick-up or are available for delivery online via craigscookies.com. We know it’s hard to pick just one flavour, which is why Craig’s Holiday Mix Bundle with six flavours is the perfect solution.

Bobette & Belle

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Santa comes at midnight on Dec. 25, so make sure you’re ready with a a few of these gorgeously piped babble cookies from Bobbette & Belle. Each elegant and tasty cookie is neatly packaged in a clear bag with a matching ribbon. Don’t miss out on their adorable white polar bear sugar cookies, complete with a cute face and a fashionable red glitter scarf.

 Roselle Desserts

French patissiere Roselle Desserts, located in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood, has reintroduced their annual cookie tin in a beautiful rose fold rectangle. The bakery’s  22-piece holiday cookie collection includes vanilla dipped danish cookies, espresso, orange & hazlenut biscotti, Roselle speculoos, chocolate sablé Breton and cardamom sammies.

Short and Sweet

While this bakery is mostly known for its cupcakes, the Christmas cookie spirit is alive and well at Short and Sweet. Their holiday menu is now live, and includes everything from peppermint bark to pumpkin pie. Cookie flavours include cranberry white chocolate, traditional crinkle cookies, and x-mas sammies, which are two vanilla sugar cookies stuffed with festive green or red vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkles. If you still can’t decide, the assorted 29-piece cookie gift box ($50) features an assortment of shortbread and sugar cookies that comes perfectly wrapped in a silk bow.

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