Have you been guilted into another holiday cookie exchange? Or did you ambitiously volunteer when the sign-up sheet was posted back in October? However you got yourself involved, we are here to help make sure you end up on the nice list.
Here is our list of Ontario bakeries with holiday cookies and treats on offer – and the best part? They will even let you pass their cookies off as your own.
Heatherlea Farm Shoppe
Terra Cotta, Ontario heatherlea.ca
Heatherlea offers an entire Christmas Cookie Collection. Your friends and co-workers will think you spent days in the kitchen making cookies for them.
Landman Gardens & Bakery
Grand Valley, Ontario landmangardens.ca
Landman Gardens will put together a whole Sweet Tray for you – which includes squares and cookies – in orders of 20 pieces or 40 pieces. So all you have to do is wrap them!
Timmins, Ontario radicalgardens.com
Win yourself the title of Cookie Exchange Queen this year by bringing gingerbread cupcakes topped with gingerbread cookies – or gingerbread bro’s as as our friends at Radical Gardens have so adorably named them.
Toronto, Ontario cafebelong.com
Cafe Belong has a variety of options for your cookie exchange. Choose from ginger cookies, chocolate chip, gluten-free double chocolate, or super cookies (a CTA staff favourite).
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Terra Cotta, Ontario spirittreecider.com
Shake things up and show up without any cookies at all, instead pickup a couple dozen mince-meat tarts from Spirit Tree.
South Pond Farms
Pontypool, Ontario southpondfarms.ca
South Pond Farms has everything you need, and also some things you didn’t even know you needed. While you’re there picking up a couple dozen cookies we also recommend you grab a loaf of freshly-baked bread, and a cinnamon roll, and a butter tart… maybe just get one of everything.
Earth + City
Toronto, Ontario earth-city.myshopify.com
Earth + City is the perfect option if you’re in need of gluten-free and/or vegan cookies for your exchange. Find them at the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings.
Regardless of which bakery you stop by we promise that the only problem you’ll end up with is being asked to participate in the cookie exchange again next year.