Just the place for gingerbread cookies in Toronto

Warm ginger smells on cold winter days – it’s a signal that the holidays are here. Whether you like the traditional ginger snap or the ginger cookie made with molasses, you can enjoy this seasonal flavour right here in Toronto. From Liberty Village to Bloordale Village, and everywhere in between, indulge your craving for gingerbread cookies.

Mad Batter Bakers

1
135B Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3E4

Down amid the old smokestacks and young professionals of Liberty Village, you will find Mad Batter Bakers, ready to fulfill your gingerbread needs. The smell that fills the air outside the modest storefront attests to the freshness of the famously moist and chewy cookies found here. Get a bunch or just one, individually wrapped, and for variety, try the chocolate kiss gingerbread cookie.

Dufflet Pastries

2
787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

When you find yourself in the stylish environs of Queen Street West with the urge for a ginger cookie, look no further than Dufflet Pastries, a Toronto dessert destination since 1982 (two other locations opened later). Dufflet supplies food to all kinds of restaurants and cafés across the city, but come here for the original, chewy ginger spice cookie or one of the holiday gingerbread kids. It's all made from scratch, which your taste buds will verify.

My Market Bakery Inc

3
184 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L8

In Toronto's fascinating and vibrant Kensington Market, look for the appropriately named My Market Bakery. Don't get distracted by the alluring smell of bread and pastries - the ginger molasses cookie is your true target. The soft crunch will leave you wanting more, so don't leave without taking a gingersnap and a sprinkle-covered gingerbread dinosaur with you.

Bakerbots Baking

4
205 Delaware Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2T4

Head over to rapidly changing Bloordale Village for the delicate, hand-decorated cookies at Bakerbots Baking. The care and attention put into the cookies here will warm your mouth, stomach and heart. The gingerbread and gingerbread molasses cookies achieve a perfect level of spiciness - try them with banana pudding ice cream, if you dare. Just remember this shop's only open on weekends and weekday evenings.

Wanda's Pie In The Sky

5
287 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

Wanda's Pie in the Sky is yet another reason to find yourself in Toronto's wonderful Kensington Market. Look for the storefront on the corner of Augusta and Oxford. On a beautiful day, take your cookie outside and sit down on the patio. The chewy ginger cookie is made with molasses and real chunks of candied ginger. Can you ask for more?

Le Dolci

6
1006 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W6

The way gingerbread houses occupy the window display of Le Dolci shows they mean business when it comes to this particular baked good. The gingerbread cookies are somehow soft, chewy and crumbly all at once. How do they do it? You'll have to head over to Dundas West and seek out the handsome white storefront to find out. The bakery offers cooking classes for those with a truly burning curiosity.

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