Desserts

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Miami's Best Christmas Cookies

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Miami's Best Christmas Cookies
Courtesy of Cindy Lou's Cookies
No holiday celebration is complete without an assortment of cookies.

These sweet gems capture our fondest holiday memories — the cathartic rolling of dough, the glimmer of colored sugars, and the inimitable excitement of leaving a plate of goodies and a glass of milk for Santa.

Cookies, of course, make great gifts for everyone on your list. From festive cookies adorned with holiday colors to macarons depicting Jack Skellington, here are the finest holiday cookies in Miami.
click to enlarge COURTESY OF MA-KA-ROHN
Courtesy of Ma-Ka-Rohn
1. Ma-ka-rohn. This online macaron shop is paying homage to The Nightmare Before Christmas with an assortment of Jack Skellington and Sally treats. The Merry Scary Christmas Surprise Me pack costs $6.99, and orders must be placed by Thursday, December 21, to guarantee delivery by Christmas. The French morsels also come in holiday-centric peppermint and toasted marshmallow. Give Game of Thrones fans a limited-edition set that includes flavors such as milk poppy and mulled wine ($23.99). ma-ka-rohn.com.
click to enlarge COURTESY OF BUNNIE CAKES
Courtesy of Bunnie Cakes
2. Bunnie Cakes. The vegan and gluten-free bakery is serving consciously crafted goodies for the season. Pick up a pack of six artfully crafted Christmas-tree-shaped sugar cookies topped with fondant and gold trimmings for $15. For a last-minute gift, a wrapped cookie assortment includes two chocolate chip, two double chocolate, two sugar, and two oatmeal cookies for $15. Holiday orders can be placed until Thursday, December 21. 2322 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-268-9790; bunniecakes.com.
click to enlarge Christmas tree sugar cookies - COURTESY OF JOANNE'S MARKETPLACE
Christmas tree sugar cookies
Courtesy of Joanne's Marketplace
3. Joanna's Marketplace. The family-owned marketplace offers all the classics. Choose sugar cookies in the shape of Christmas trees, stars, snowmen, snowflakes, candy canes, and mittens ($2.50 to $3.50 each). Gingerbread men are also available ($2.50 to $6.50 each). Plus, the market offers a full holiday menu for a stress-free Christmas meal. 8247 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami; 305-661-5777; joannasmarketplace.com.
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Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for tropicult.com.
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