There’s something around the Christmas holiday that makes cookies even more delicious than they already are. Perhaps it’s the added red and green glittery sprinkles or the festive shapes like Santas and snowmen. Maybe it’s the extra joy and love that goes into making them. Whatever the reason, Christmas cookies are great. But not everyone has the time or the skills to make them, and that’s okay. Bakery-bought Christmas cookies are just as good. Check out these top five places to get the best Christmas cookies in Los Angeles.
Milk Jar Cookies
5466 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Baked in small batches daily, Milk Jar Cookies are so fresh that they will melt in your mouth. From the seasonal to the special occasion and the everyday lineup from chocolate peanut butter, banana split, mint chocolate, oatmeal and rocky road, just to name a few, it’ll be hard to find a more delicious cookie that side of The Miracle Mile. Holidays bring new creations so be sure to stop in and see what’s new. Or you can join the cookie of the month club so you don’t miss out on a single flavor.
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Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli
1726 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
If anyone knows how to do cookies around the Christmas holiday it would be an Italian bakery. From buttery shortbread to zesty lemon and spice, Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli holds true to tradition with its cookies (as well as pastries and meaty sandwiches). Powdered sugar, sprinkles and delightful fillings, these cookies are loved by all regardless of nationality or season. And if that isn’t enough to get you through the doors, “Sons Of Anarchy” fans may recognize the interior from season 6.
Diddy Riese Cookies
926 Broxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
One of the downsides to buying your Christmas cookies from a bakery is that they can add up. But at Diddy Riese Cookies, you don’t have to break the bank getting everyone’s stomach in the holiday cheer. The cookies here are not only made fresh from scratch everyday, but they are also budget friendly and offer attractive and sizable tins. There are many classic flavors to choose from like peanut butter, double chocolate, sugar cinnamon, chocolate chip and many other favorites that taste even better with ice cream sandwiched between them.
DeLuscious Cookies & Milk
829 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Christmas or not, DeLuscious Cookies & Milk has cookies to die for. Choose among gourmet classics like Chocolate Decadence (dark chocolate brownie-like cookie rolled in powdered sugar), Chocolate Candied Pecan (candied pecans, dark chocolate in a buttery, chewy cookie) and Chocolate White Chocolate Toffee (thin, crispy cookie, dark and white chocolate and buttery English toffee). Some of the couture options include Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (cake-like texture with cream cheese buttercream) and Honey Cheddar Cornbread (sweet and salty with a chewy yet crispy texture). There are also vegan and gluten-free cookies.
Sweet Dreams Gourmet Desserts
Los Angeles, CA
Christmas in LA is a busy time for people and Sweet Dreams Gourmet Desserts understands that and is here to help. A dessert catering service, Sweet Dreams will make sure you have the perfect sweets for your holiday party without having to leave your office or home. A free phone consultation to discuss your cookie (cupcake and brownie) needs will joyfully get you on your way to having unforgettable deliciousness delivered to your door. Choose from the traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin as well as an improved snickerdoodle and unique banana split cookies. Special requests are welcome.
Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.