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Best Seattle Area Christmas Cookies

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If baking is just not your thing, but you still want to take a beautiful plate of cookies to the neighbors or the office, (or just enjoy them yourself), Seattle has some incredible bakeries with delicious cookie treats that will make even Santa smile.

Macrina
2408 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.4032
http://www.macrinabakery.com

With three locations, including SODO and McGraw, Macrina is already a popular Seattle spot for breakfast and lunch, delicious baked breads, cakes and pies. The Christmas Cookie Box is 16 cookies ~ $17.50. An assortment of Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies, Swedish Overnights, Mexican Wedding Balls and Pistachio Shortbread.

Larsen’s Danish Bakery
8000 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117
800.626.8631
http://www.larsensbakery.com

A family-owned Danish pastry in the Seattle area since 1974, under the mark of the golden crown and pretzel, traditional symbol of fine Danish Bakeries. Pop in to pick up Danish Kringle, fruitcake or Stollen, or order online. Try the huge, two pound tin of Christmas cookies, a delightful assortment of spritz, nutty caramel, thumbprint, florentine and streusel cookies, made with real butter.

Dahlia Bakery
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206.441.4540
http://www.tomdouglas.com

Seattle chef and restauranteur Tom Douglas has the corner on Famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie. Dahlia Bakery boasts fresh breads and challah, custom cakes and of course, holiday cookies. There are plenty to choose from, including biscotti, sugar cookies, fig bars, macaroons and gingersnaps. Stop in for one (or two) or take a plate home with you!

North Hill Bakery
518 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98126
206.325.9007
http://www.northhillbakery.com

Locally owned and operated, North Hill prides itself on making everything from scratch using fresh whole ingredients. No mixes, no buckets of ready made fillings. Just because you can’t eat gluten shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a cookie during the holidays. Try the Cocoa Whispers – a North Hill favorite gluten-free, chocolate walnut cookie.

Blue Vanilla Bakery
22341 Marine View Drive S., Unit D
Des Moines, WA 98198
206.824.2583

A mother-daughter enterprise, these ladies know how to get a shortbread right! Come in for an espresso and try one of their lemon bars or raspberry oat bars. Take home some snickerdoodle molasses chews and chocolate/white chocolate chunk. Oh, and don’t forget the dog! Henry’s Dog Treats are Blue Vanilla’s dog treats, homemade with natural ingredients. Your pup will love one in his stocking!

Columbia City Bakery
4865 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
206.723.6023
http://www.columbiacitybakery.com

Try their own orange spice Pfeffernusse almond macaroon, glazed shortbread or apricot hazelnut. Or take with you a grab-and-go cookie tray! A varying assortment of six different cookies (three of each), beautifully packaged. Great for hostess gifts or sharing with coworkers and family.

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