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Christmas Cookies?

StudentDiner Nov 20, 2007 06:32 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm wondering if any of you know a place I could purchase a tray of Christmas cookies? I'm looking for a place that makes a mix (not just gingerbread or shortbread).
Thanks for any suggestions you may have!

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  1. BavarianBaker RE: StudentDiner Nov 20, 2007 07:22 PM

    Are there any cookies you DO want in specific?

    (You might be a bit on the early side for this posting. I know we are just sorting our offerings out, haven't made final decisions yet. If I'm not behind other bakeries, you might need to wait about two more weeks.)

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      millygirl RE: BavarianBaker Nov 21, 2007 05:52 AM

      I'm sure any of the top bakeries would be happy to arrange for this. I'm thinking Rahier, Patachou. Summerhill Market has beautiful cookies they sell in cellophane bags. You could purchase and arrange on your own tray - no?

      1. re: BavarianBaker
        StudentDiner RE: BavarianBaker Nov 21, 2007 09:39 AM

        I suppose I am starting early - what a change for me! And I'm happy to wait, of course. I was hoping for a mix of sugar cookies of different types/shapes, some gingerbread and shortbread, maybe some squares. I suppose I'm remembering the homemade cookies of my youth. (This is the first year I'll be hosting Christmas for my family).

      2. icey RE: StudentDiner Nov 21, 2007 08:25 AM

        If you are interested, West Finch Bakery (1107 Barmac) (416-743-2661) make FANTASTIC almond cookies, and they do them in a variety of flavours, such as chocolate chip, espresso, amarena, pistachio, candied orange. They are divine! And during the Christmas season, a lot of people order from them for corporate gifts etc., and they are beautifully wrapped, in a very European way. They are sold by weight, and the corporate almond cookie baskets go from 1 to 6+ kg., but if you just need a small tray, you can purchase that too!

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          StudentDiner RE: icey Nov 21, 2007 09:40 AM

          You make them sound delicious, my mouth is watering, thanks for the suggestion!

        2. SherylKirby RE: StudentDiner Nov 22, 2007 03:43 AM

          There is normally an event every year called Signatures Craft Fair - it's cancelled this year, but there is normally a Mennonite family who sell 20 or 30 different kinds of Christmas cookies - you can pick and choose, and they ever box them up beautifully. I'm going to the One of a Kind show this morning - if they show up there, I'll report back.

          Also consider the Christmas Around the World event, which takes place in the rotunda at City Hall on December 1st and 2nd. It's put on the the Toronto Folk Art Council and there are representatives from 18 countries with their traditional Christmas foods available. The husband and I go with huge empty Tupperware containers and come home with the things filled with cookies.

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            cheesymama RE: SherylKirby Nov 22, 2007 05:52 AM

            There is also a Mennonite Christmas Festival at Habourfront Nov 30-Dec 2. If you really love those christmas cookies you might want to try your luck there.

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              pearlD RE: cheesymama Nov 22, 2007 06:18 AM

              I would call "The Queen of Tarts" (on Roncesvalles) or "Dufflet"..
              The reply from "icey" on this post sounds like a good bet as well.....

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                SherylKirby RE: cheesymama Nov 26, 2007 03:52 PM

                Nah.. I've been, it's not the same thing. The Harbourfront event is basically a huge sale of stuff from Ten Thousand Villages.There is a section with food, but the cookie ladies have not been there is previous years.

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