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What You’re Eating: Best Holiday Cookies In LA

December 11, 2015 1:48 PM

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(credit: Susie Cakes)

(credit: Susie Cakes)


It’s that time of year again, the season for Santa, crackling fires, mistletoe, holiday shopping – and holiday cookies. Best of all: there’s no need to home bake when there are plenty of delicious and delightful confections at sweet bakery spots all around Los Angeles.
(credit: Susie Cakes)

(credit: Susie Cakes)


Frosted Sugar Cookies
Susie Cakes
328 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 266-2253
www.susiecakes.com

Susie Cakes is known for their tasty desserts, so it should come as no surprise that they offer delicate and buttery holiday cookies this season which are frosted with decorative sweet icing. The soft cookies, which come with rich royal icing, are even available in a wide variety of adorable holiday shapes from a Santa hat to smiling snowmen and sprinkle-adorned holiday trees.

(credit: Bouchon Bakery/Deborah Jones)

(credit: Bouchon Bakery/Deborah Jones)


Gingerbread Men
Bouchon Bakery
235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910
www.thomaskeller.com

Chef Thomas Keller has done it again by creating a classic gingerbread cookie recipe that’s both soft and spiced. The decoration alone will make you want to buy them. But, they’re delicious all on their own. Bouchon Bakery bakes and adorns these sweet gingery treats daily, with royal icing and decorative sugar.

(credit: Diddy Riese Cookies)

(credit: Diddy Riese Cookies)


Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie / Candy Cookie
Diddy Riese
926 Broxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-0448
www.diddyriese.com

Scrumptious cookies packed with chocolate chips and walnuts are just one holiday favorite served up at Diddy Riese. Or, try their candy cookie for a perfect holiday cookie, which includes bits of candy inside the soft chewy cookie. But, don’t forget that cookie fanatics can get their cookies with ice cream here as well. The combination of cookies with melt-in-your-mouth ice cream is a number one choice here.

(credit: Milk Jar/Two Lee Photography)

(credit: Milk Jar/Two Lee Photography)


Assorted Holiday Cookies
Milk Jar
5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-9800
www.milkjarcookies.com

Baker Courtney Cowan left a media career to follow her passion of cookie making several years ago. Today the Miracle Mile mainstay Milk Jar Cookies is the outcome. Small batched and freshly baked, her seasonal cookies include a decadent Peppermint Bark holiday treat that’s the perfect mix of chewy peppermint flavor and gooey chocolate chips. It’s also available in a gluten free version. Decorated to the nines in holiday spirit, it’s perfect as a gift, or to just treat yourself to some holiday cheer!

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(credit: DeLuscious)


Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut
DeLuscious Cookies & Milk
829 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 460-2370
www.delusciouscookies.com

What to choose, what to choose? Santa would want every single one of these DeLucious holiday cookie treats left by the fireplace. Yes, there’s Ginger Spice and Chocolate Peppermint, but here’s what is subjectively the number one holiday cookie at this Hollywood area bakery: the Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut. It’s the zingy cherry that puts this rich chocolatey cookie over the top and into first choice. Gluten free and vegan options are available as well.

(credit: Yelp/Joseph A.)

(credit: Yelp/Joseph A.)


Pistachio Cookies/strong>
1726 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-8224
www.eaglerockitalianbakery.com

Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli is known for their cannolis and their sandwiches. But, during the holidays, they are known for one of the best holiday cookies around: their fragrant, sugary, pistachio cookies. Packed with sweet pistachios, this eminently Italian treat is the perfect nutty dessert cookie which pairs nicely with an espresso for some late night caroling.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | Divulge.com | Twitter.

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