What Atlanta lacks in actual snow, we make up for with holiday spirit. In the days following Thanksgiving, everyone in the city prepares to make yet another holiday season bright. Lights at the gardens, Claus at the malls, and most importantly; an overwhelming amount of food. Nothing screams holiday cheer like sharable, sweet and seasonal cookies only available during the winter months at some of your favorite local spots! Here is our official guide to getting the most outrageous and delicious limited-time treats!
This over-the-top tower is perfect for all December festivities! A true showstopper, Alon’s delicately sweet macaron tower is customizable for all of your holiday parties with different options for size and color. Whether you want to wow 40 family members or 200 co-workers, Alon’s will create a beautiful tree of treats for everyone to enjoy.
Who needs chestnuts roasting on an open fire, when you can have a package of pralines? This southern staple is a perfect holiday gift and can double as treats for Santa. It’s technically not a cookie by definition, but these sweet and sticky pralines are a perfect way to ring in the new year. Located in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Miss D’s has popcorn, candied apples and other sinful stocking stuffers!
Joy Café, a Buckhead favorite, is consistently churning out some of the most creative confections for every holiday. Joy has an array of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies to enjoy, but our favorite? The s’mores bar. Everything you loved as a child is wrapped up into the perfect bite. With this unseasonably warm winter, these bars are perfect for capturing some of that cold weather magic. Don’t forget to check out their handmade peppermint bark for some added holiday cheer!
Looking for the perfect handmade gift this holiday season? The Cookie Studio has done the hard part for you and curated a DIY cookie decorating kit! The basket comes complete with pre-baked cookies shaped in different holiday themes, sprinkles, icing, and more! Everything on the menu at The Cookie Studio is delicious, but this year, create your own cookies (and memories) with friends and family.
Too busy with the wintertime rush to pick up any treats on your own? A Haute Cookie will deliver couture and custom confections to your house! Browse online at ahautecookie.com to build your own desserts! Start with your dough, then add all sorts of toppings to make your sweets truly unique! An Atlanta Eats office favorite? Their red velvet cookies with white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts!
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