The Best Bakery To Buy Christmas Cookies In Every State

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Sarah Ceniceros

Few treats bring out the holiday spirit quite like quintessential Christmas—or holiday—cookies. Iced, covered in sprinkles, or made with entirely new flavors, holiday cookies are one of the most charming and enduring traditions of the season. Across the U.S., bakers and pastry chefs are using a lot of sugar, butter, and spices to bring holiday magic to our tables. Here, we’ve rounded up where to find some of the best Christmas cookies in every state (and Washington, D.C.). Get your Santa hats ready—it’s time to indulge in soft, chewy goodness.

We’ve listed the best bakeries, restaurants, and pastry shops that have shared information about their holiday cookies, or listed them on their websites. Please check with the bakers directly to determine what stock is available, particularly as we draw closer to the winter holidays.

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Alabama: ellenJAY Cookies + Cakes
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This bakery offers a wide selection of Christmas cookie boxes, including an adorable tacky Christmas sweater box for $49.95. Check their site for their pickup and shipping options.

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Alaska: Shell-Bell's Cookies
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This popular woman- and family-owned cookie business sells cookies by the dozen. Based in Anchorage and serving the south central Alaska community, you can find out more about their availability online.

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Arizona: Honeybee Cookie Company
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Isabella Ribaudo is known for her custom sugar cookies that use honey from the state of Arizona. Follow the Mesa-based bakery on Instagram to learn more about how to place an order.

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Arkansas: Crumbl Cookies
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On their own, Crumbl Cookies sells cookies that are vibrant enough to be celebrated during every season, but check out their selection of holiday cookies, too. Visit their Little Rock location, or order boxes and gift sets online.

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California: Hahdough
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Each holiday season, Hahdough offers its storied Stollen cake and German Christmas cookies, much to the delight of Bay Area locals.

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Colorado: Remy Baking Co.
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Remy Baking Co. in Denver makes adorable, pastel-colored holiday cookies that can be enjoyed by loved ones through the season. Options include cookies decorated like mini snow globes, Christmas trees, and candy canes.

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Connecticut: Sweet Maria's
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Keep it classic with iced gingerbread cookies and generously sprinkled Christmas tree cut-out cookies at this Waterbury sweets hub

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Delaware: Bing’s Bakery
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Among this long-standing Delaware bakery’s holiday products are holiday cookie trays, vanilla yule logs, and a Christmas tree-shaped danish filled with almond and raspberry filling.

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Florida: Joanna's Marketplace
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This gourmet grocery store in Miami has several gift options and holiday confections, such as hot chocolate stir spoons, peppermint pretzels, and holiday cookies.

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Georgia: Southern Peach Pastries
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Keep Southern Peach Pastries in mind for just about any celebration. Along with their cookies for Thanksgiving, sporting events, and celebrating their love of Coca Cola, this Atlanta-based bakery also offers adorable Christmas cookies—think candy canes, snowflakes, and reindeer.

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Hawaii: Keith’s Cookies
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While the cookies you’ll find at Keith’s Cookies in Honolulu aren’t shaped like holiday characters, they are plenty celebratory. Lilikoi (passionfruit) shortbread, Ka’y coffee shortbread, and Poi macadamia nut cookies, among their many other types of cookies, can bring holiday cheer to just about anyone.

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Idaho: The Idaho Cookier
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Check out this Middleton baker for their cookie jars, cookie decorating kits, and iced holiday sugar cookies.

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Illinois: The Goddess and The Baker
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Goddess and the Grocer’s cafe and bakery concept has charmed Chicagoans with their zucchini fries, harissa chicken bowl, and other savory dishes. Take a gander at their holiday sweets selection, which includes a gorgeous Hanukkah-decorated cookie pack.

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Indiana: South Bend Chocolate Company
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At this chocolate shop in South Bend, Christmas cookies are covered in white chocolate and topped with bits of candy cane.

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Iowa: Eileen's Colossal Cookies
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Visit the Des Moines location of this cookie shop, which specializes in adorably decorated cookie cakes.

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Kansas: Aunt T's Sweet Creations
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Give this Topeka bakery a call to learn about their cookie options, which include decorated snowmen and Christmas tree sugar cookies.

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Kentucky: B's Bakery
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This downtown Frankfort bakery makes party-worthy Christmas treats, inclusive of sugary Rudolphs and Christmas trees laced with icing and sugar.

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Louisiana: Haydel's Bakery
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One of many iconic bakeries in the New Orleans area, Haydel’s Bakery has gained a stellar reputation thanks to their king cakes and other specialty cakes. Stop by to enjoy their iced holiday cookies, which come in shapes like snowmen and stockings.

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Maine: Cherie's
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This food and wine shop in Kennebunk also makes Christmas cookie platters, which are available for pre-order.

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Maryland: Berger Cookies
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This community mainstay in Baltimore still offers their well-known cookie tins filled with their lauded shortbread cookies blanketed in a thick, chocolate frosting.

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Massachusetts: Bova’s Bakery
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Known for their Italian cookies, this family-owned bakery is a favorite among Bostonians. Select one of their many vibrant cookies to add color to your holiday party.

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Michigan: Cookie Chicks
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This Comstock Park business is known for cookies that resemble traditional holiday characters, gingerbread houses, and treats shaped like the nativity scene.

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Minnesota: Rose Street Patisserie
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Founded by John Kraus, Rose Street Patisserie in St. Paul has a remarkable holiday menu, including sweet breads, holiday cakes, and yes, cookies. Check out their menu to learn more about their butter cookie tins, filled with an assortment of cookies like alsatin sablé, bruxelloise (Brussels rum cookies), chocolate stars, and sugar cookies.

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Mississippi: Broad Street Bakery
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Holiday kits and Christmas treats make Broad Street Bakery in Jackson an essential stop during the holidays in Mississippi. Review their website to learn about their catering options, which include a range of brightly colored ornament, snowflake, and Christmas tree-decorated cookies.

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Missouri: McLain’s Bakery
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McLain's in Kansas City sells beautiful cookie boxes filled with icebox and ginger cookies, as well as coconut macaroons and butter cookies.

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Montana: Sweet Pea Bakery
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Holiday cookie assortments at Bozeman's Sweet Pea include eggnog cookies, Linzer stars, strawberry cream cheese cookies, and more.

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Nebraska: Parker's Custom Cookies
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Grab cookies shaped like Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Parker's, a beloved Fremont cookie shop.

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Nevada: Freed's Bakery
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This Las Vegas favorite sells Christmas tree cookie trays that come with a range of vibrant cookies, and even pieces of candy.

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New Hampshire: Posy Cottage Cookies
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Check out this this Milford business, which offers decorated sugar cookies, and cookie-making classes.

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New Jersey: Calandra's Bakery
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Bread and cannolis may be among the most well-known items at this bakery, but the Calandra family knows that there’s no holiday season without gorgeous Christmas cookies. Check out their Christmas cookies generously covered in red, white, and green sprinkles.

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New Mexico: Osito's Biscochitos
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Barbara and Gilbert Mesa and Jimmy Punzo co-own Las Cruces’ Osito's Biscochitos, which transforms New Mexico’s state cookie with flavors like raspberry habanero, chocolate, and cinnamon sugar.

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New York: Billy’s Bakery
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Known for their delightfully decorated sugar cookies, Billy’s Bakery in NYC sells hand-cut,decorated sugar cookie boxes by the dozen. Like many bakeries, boxes are going quickly, so place an order while they’re available.

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North Carolina: Bake Me Happy
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Become happy as can be at this Madison bakery, which sells Christmas cookies, cupcakes, and other sweets.

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North Dakota: Cookie Krumbs
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At this West Fargo business, you’ll find cookies shaped like a pineapple and decorated with Christmas lights, Santa glasses, and more.

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Ohio: Resch's Bakery
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Resch's is a quaint bakery in Columbus offering plenty of holiday cookies and sweet treats for the season.

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Oklahoma: Felini's Cookies & Deli
Oklahoma: Felini's Cookies & Deli

A longtime establishment in the Tulsa area, Felini’s serves Christmas cookies—like ones cut into shapes of ornaments and gingerbread houses topped with airy swirls of icing—annually.

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Oregon: Helen Bernhard Bakery
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Visit this Portland bakery for their sweets, many of which manage to be both frightful and cheerful.

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Pennsylvania: Bredenbeck’s Bakery
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Since opening in 1889, Bredenbeck’s Bakery has charmed Philadelphia residents with all sorts of pastries, pies, cakes, and, of course, cookies. Among their many seasonal favorites are their famous German cookies, which they make every December. Check out their various varieties – Pfeffernusse, Springerle, Cinnamon Stars, and Filbert Bars, and grab an iced butter cookie (or two) while you’re at it.

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Rhode Island: Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery
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In addition to the holiday cookies at Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery in North Smithfield, you can grab a bottle of milk or eggnog—sold in a collectible glass bottle—to pair with your holiday sweets.

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South Carolina: Silver Spoon Bake Shop
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Though not a cookie, the petit fours at Columbia’s Silver Spoon Bake Shop pack the same comforting sweetness found in traditional holiday cookies. Place orders for pickup for holiday petit fours online.

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South Dakota: Cookie Jar Eatery
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Visit this Sioux Falls family-owned bakery to learn more about their cookie designs and catering options.

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Tennessee: The Christie Cookie Co.
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If you’re still trying to think of gift ideas for friends and coworkers, consider the holiday tins at Nashville’s Christie Cookie Co. Filled with sweet treats like gourmet cookies, brownies, and shortbread that will almost certainly go instantly, the holiday designs on the tins themselves make them charming decor for your house.

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Texas: Three Brothers Bakery
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The Jucker family has run Three Brothers bakery for generations. A mainstay of Houston’s Jewish community, the bakery is highly regarded in the city. Check out their various holiday cookies and sets, and if you’re in town, don’t miss their gingerbread cookies.

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Utah: RubySnap Fresh Cookies
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There are plenty of sweet options at this Salt Lake City bakery, but the peppermint red velvet cookies are a really holiday showstopper.

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Vermont: Birchgrove Baking
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At this humble bakehouse in Montpelier, enjoy a wide ranging holiday menu, inclusive of Mexican wedding cake cookies, peppermint bark, almond toffee, and a cranberry ginger layer cake.

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Virginia: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
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This Falls Church area fried chicken sandwich spot offers a rich s’mores Christmas cookie. Also notable are their Hanukkah and Christmas donuts, which are spectacularly decorated and deliver when you’re craving something sweet during the holidays.

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Washington: Seatown Sweets
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Seatown Sweets in Kirkland gives you options: want to throw a holiday party? There’s a cookie-decorating kit for that. Yearning for a beautifully decorated cookie that looks like your childhood Christmas tree? There’s an option for that, too, and much, much more.

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West Virginia: Homestead Cookies
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Take a look at the many iced sugar cookie creations at Homestead Cookies, a charming Morgantown cookie shop.

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Wisconsin: Cookies From Scratch
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Cookies From Scratch offers cookie sample platters, Christmas tree samplers, and a special selection of cookies you can leave out for Santa.

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Wyoming: Life Is Sweet
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At this Casper business, cake balls and iced cookies are essential for fostering holiday cheer.

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Washington, D.C.: Sweet Crimes Bakery
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We didn’t forget about you, D.C. You’ll be grateful for the sweet crimes committed at this gluten-free Capitol bakery, which come in the form of yule logs, holiday-themed cupcakes, and gingerbread cookies.

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