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!
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).
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!
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.