Holiday Cookies

Cookies, Cakes & Pies: Holiday Desserts at Detroit Bakeries


The holidays mean food, and if your baking skills aren’t quite up to par, don’t fret. There are countless Metro Detroit bakeries whipping up sugary cookies, cakes and treats for you to bring to your work party, family gathering or White Elephant gift exchange.

Allow your sweet tooth to guide you to one of the following:

Love and Buttercream

This Royal Oak bakery is a hit year-round, and during the holidays you will find an extensive selection of holiday treats to choose from, like Cookie Dough Truffles, Gingerbread Cookies, hand painted and decorated macarons and EggNoggy Nog cakes.

Macaron sets make perfect gifts, and come in flavors including Candy Cane, Christmas Confetti, Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Praline.

Tasty Bakery

Located in Ann Arbor, Tasty Bakery serves wheat, gluten and soy free treats that are organic and naturally sweetened. If you or your loved ones have any dietary restrictions, this is the place to go. Look for frosted holiday cookies, fruit pies, vegan snowball cookies and rosemary sea salt crackers at the storefront, or any of these locations that carry Tasty Bakery products.

Sister Pie

If you missed out on Sister Pie for Thanksgiving, now is the time for redemption. Cranberry Crumble, Chocolate Peppermint Meringue and Pfeffernüsse pies are on the holiday menu. Pfeffer-what, you ask? These tiny spice cookies, popular in Germany during the holidays, have been whipped into a delicious chess filling pie.

Another consideration: the holiday cookie box, with the likes of vegan brownies and golden oaties.

Zingerman’s Bakery

If you celebrate Hanukkah, count on Zingerman’s for countless treats. Olive oil coffee cake, Chanukah Gelt and chocolate and vanilla coconut macaroons are just a few of the tasty confections you’ll find. Get a few treats to celebrate the last day of Hanukkah tonight!

Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries

A Grosse Pointe establishment, this coffee shop and bakery serves a variety of sweet holiday confections, including gingerbread snowflake cookies, hand-sculpted cakes and more. On Saturday, Dec. 19, bring your little ones to Morning Glory’s Cookies for Santa class, where they can decorate cookies and enjoy hot chocolate.

No matter what your sweet tooth craves, you’ll find it at a southeast Michigan bakery this holiday season.