Best Christmas cookies in Toronto

Christmas cookies are a holiday season tradition, with bakeries across the city working overtime to keep up with the demand. You can buy an assortment of traditional and contemporary cookies perfect for your holiday celebrations, or as the perfect pair with a cup of coffee. Here are the best cookies in Toronto to try this year.[Photo of Sweet Escapes holiday cookies by Jennifer D’Agostino]

The Sweet Escape Pâtisserie

24 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Located in the Distillery District, Sweet Escapes offers a massive selection of Christmas cookies. There are sugar cookies in festive shapes, as well as an assortment of gingerbread men. The adorable cookies are perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. There are also gluten free options.

Wanda's Pie In The Sky

287 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

The assortment of contemporary and traditional Christmas cookies at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky seems to be endless. The shop may be known for its pies, but during the holiday season people come flocking for a taste of the holiday cookies. From linzers to gingerbread and shortbread, you can try them all!

Mad Batter Bakers

135B Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3E4

What’s Christmas time without gingerbread men? If you’re looking for the perfect gingerbread cookie then look no further than Mad Batter Bakers. The cookies come in two different sizes and are shaped as mittens and snowflakes! If you call ahead you can get custom cookies, too.

Mary Macleod's Shortbread

639 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4

Mary McLeod’s has cornered the market on shortbread in Toronto. Her Scottish shortbread stays true to the traditional recipe, offering a buttery and delicious treat for the masses. Mary McLeod’s shortbread is offered in many shapes and sizes including snowmen, angles and candles. Gift baskets are also available.

Bobette & Belle

1121 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9

This year, Bobbette & Belle is offering decorative sugar cookies. No word on the exact design yet, but if the cakes are a clue of what’s to come, then you can expect some gorgeous looking cookies! If sugar cookies aren’t you’re thing, you can always grab one of the chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, Fleur de Sel cookies or the handmade shortbread.

Dufflet Pastries

787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Get ready for some cuteness, because Dufflet is offering some pretty adorable butter cookies this year! Designed to look like a dreidel, snowmen, reindeer and a Christmas tree. For more sophisticated affairs, you can grab a box of the shortbread or linzer star cookies.

Sanremo Bakery Inc

374 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2R3

SanRemo is all about fresh Italian baked goods, so this year the holiday cookies are super traditional. You’ll find amarettos, biscotti, anise cookies, pine nut cookies and more! If you want an extra dose of festive treats, add some of SanRemo’s cannoli to your order.

Sweet Flour Bake Shop

130 Cawthra Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

Sweet Flour Bakeshop is selling an assortment of its best cookies this holiday season. From the classic chocolate chip to a chocolate-dipped shortbread, Sweet Flour Bakeshop will have you prepared for any holiday party! The cookie tray also comes with mini gingerbread people, as well as a selection of brownies and bars.

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