5 Christmas Desserts in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order (Or Pick Up) Now
|Urban Cookies Bakeshop (Facebook)|
|A selection of this year's Christmas goodies|
Peppermint Cheesecake in a Jar Urban Cookies Bakeshop
This is our go-to spot for insanely delicious desserts year-round, and this holiday season they have so many tasty things to choose from it will be a challenge to try them all. If you can only have one, snag a single-serving cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache and crushed peppermint candy canes ($7.99 each). Of course they also have Christmassy cupcakes: egg nog, chocolate peppermint, lemon raspberry pistachio, and hot chocolate with marshmallow topping ($2.95 each). To order, call 602-451-4335, or simply stop by the shop.
The Bakery Cafe Christmas cake doesn't get more iconic than the Yule log.
Traditional Bûche de Noël The Bakery Café at el Pedregal
When it comes to Christmas dessert, there's no better cake to order than a Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log. The Bakery Café at The Boulders resort is once again baking an indulgent version with chocoholics in mind. The dark chocolate cake is filled with chocolate mousse and finished with chocolate buttercream. To top it all off, candied cranberries add a festive look and flavor. The cake will serve 8 to 10 people and is priced at $18. Call 480-488-4100 to order.
Barb's Bakery (Facebook) So cute you want to bite their spicy little heads off.
Gingerbread Cookies Barb's Bakery
A couple Christmases ago Chow Bella pitted two of the top bakeries in town against one another to find out which one serves up the best traditional gingerbread. The edible man from Barb's Bakery, complete with bow tie and buttons, took the crown thanks to a soft texture and mild ginger spice that all ages will enjoy. Get your gingerbread men -- and gingerbread women! -- from this central Phoenix bakery. And while you're there, pick up some of their famous iced sugar cookies. For more information or to place a large order, call 602-957-4422.