Do you smell the butter? Omaha bakeries are busy whipping up Christmas cookies so delicious and creatively designed that they’ll even make the big man in red shed a tear. Whether you’re looking to impress your guests, surprise your loved ones, or treat yourself, Omaha has your batch made in heaven.
Jones Bros Cupcakes Pick up ugly Christmas sweaters for the entire family – and devour them. This homemade sugar cookie recipe with royal icing is a Jones Bros tradition. Jones Bros’ adorable stocking, mitten and Christmas ornament cookies are equally charming options.
Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop
Drive, drive as fast as you can, in Omaha catch a gingerbread man. Or a buttercream frosted shortbread. Or a seasonal cookie sandwich in flavors like peppermint hot cocoa or molasses buttered rum. You know what? Just opt for the assortment box at Sweet Magnolias. You’ve been so good this year.
Hardy Coffee Co.
A Christmas cookie decorating kit from Hardy Coffee Co. allows you to add your own design. Are you too worried they’ll look like bootleg versions of the characters from the Island of Misfit Toys? Hardy offers beautiful sugar cookies decorated with cheerful detail – and we won’t tell anyone you didn’t make them.
The Bubbly Tart
Ready to delight a crowd? Consider a Holiday Grazing Box from The Bubbly Tart. Decadent soft sugar cookies, peanut butter balls, macarons, chewy gingersnap maple sammies, cakesickles and homemade chocolates and candies compete for attention. Move over, sugar plums; our visions just got an upgrade.
The Flour Shoppe Cookie Co Cookie Class
Feeling inspired by Omaha’s gorgeous cookie creations? Sign up for a cookie class with The Flour Shoppe Cookie Co to learn how to make these six beautiful holiday-themed cookies with royal icing. Optional add-ons include more practice materials and supplies.
Would you like to pair your holiday cookies with ice cream? Omaha’s premium ice cream maker eCreamery lets you have it all with a Holiday Deluxe Ice Cream and Cookie Collection. Eight pints of holiday ice cream, including Frosted Sugar Cookie and Gingerbread Cheesecake, ship (for free!) with 24 large gourmet cookies. So give us the scoop: who made your nice list?
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