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Jul 18, 2011 12:19 PM

In search of Iced decorated cookies for Halloween

Does anyone recall seeing any iced decorated cookies with a Halloween theme--witches, pumpkins, bats, ghosts, etc.--at their local bakery last year in October?
I am looking for cookies that are three bites each or less.
Last year, I ended up ordering them online through the mail, and they were quite stale when they arrived.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. These are very common at supermarkets around Halloween, but they aren't very good, and are often just decorated with colored sugar, so that probably isn't what you want.

    I've seen some at Masse's, but they're bigger and quite expensive.

    My best suggestion would be to contact Spun Sugar in Berkeley, and ask if they'll make what you want, or if they have any suggestions.

    Spun Sugar
    1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      1. Whole Foods has the Gianna's cookies line, which are iced and delicious but expensive (~$7 for a small clamshell). They run themes throughout the year so you can taste whatever holiday it is now.

        Nora's Patisserie has iced cookies, and I think will do special orders, which might be a way of getting smaller sizes. Great prices.

        You might also check with Cinderella on Balboa; I noticed some iced cookies there yesterday.

        Cinderella Bakery
        436 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        Nora's Patisserie
        29 San Pedro Rd, Colma, CA

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        1. re: Windy

          I've always really disliked Gianna's. They look great but to me don't taste like much.

        2. the Virginia Bakery in Berkeley on Shattuck at Virginia St. always has cute ones...I haven't tried them specifically, but their other pastries are delicious!

          Virginia Bakery
          1690 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

          1. You might consider just going to bakeries that would carry seasonal iced sugar cookies, or caterers and special ordering to the specifics you're looking for.