There’s nothing like freshly baked cookies for spreading a little holiday cheer. But if you don’t fancy spending your day in the kitchen, head over to these sweet shops where you’ll find DFW’s best selection of cookies and other tasty confections.

Creme de la Cookie; Coutesy of Toni Rivard

Crème De La Cookie
6706 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 265-5572
www.cremedelacookie.comToni Rivard’s sweet shop is always a popular go-to spot for Dallasites looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Rivard whips up everything from custom cakes and whoopie pies to cinnamon rolls, tarts and a selection of French pastries. And her OMG chocolate chip cookies have become so beloved that they have taken on a cult status. Even Forbes Traveler declared them one of the nation’s best. But it’s during the holidays that Rivard really goes all out, making everything from eye-popping iced shortbread cookies to cakeballs decked out like snowmen, reindeer and Christmas Trees. And for the ultimate treat, be sure to grab a stash of Rivard’s mouthwatering macarons— which come in seasonal flavors such as peppermint stick, pumpkin, ginger and chai spice.

Society Bakery
3610 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-1411
www.societybakery.comEveryone from Ellen DeGeneres to Food Network’s Duff Goldman has lauded Society Bakery’s cupcakes and whoopie pies as being some of the best in the country. And though there’s no doubt this bakery takes the cake, when it comes to cakes, one should certainly not overlook the cookie offerings here. Be sure not to miss their massive chocolate chip cookies: thick chewy mounds of deliciousness loaded with molten chocolate chips. The shop also features everything from molasses and oatmeal raisin cookies to gingerbread men and iced holiday cut-outs that are almost too pretty to eat.Related: Ask A DFW Expert: Christmas Cookie Recipes

Sugar And Spice Bakery
3115 W Parker Road, Suite 550C
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 964-1111
www.mysugarandspicebakery.comThis tiny family run bakery and cafe is a favorite pit-stop for locals searching for a sweet treat with a made from scratch flavor. Pastry maven and owner Vicki Northen whips up a variety of drool-worthy creations using her own original recipes and only the highest quality ingredients. Her cookies, which are sold only by the dozen, include everything from chocolate chip to ginger snaps, caramel pecan and sand tarts. For the holidays, Northen cranks out gingerbread men of all sizes, as well as iced decorated sugar cookies in the shapes of Christmas cottages, snowflakes, angels and more. More than just cookies, their mouthwatering cakes, pies and bars are definitely worth a try too.
Hummingbird Sweet Shoppe
785 Hidden Creek, Suite 1114
Burleson, TX 76028
(817) 295-7209
www.hummingbirdsweetshoppe.comRobin Allshouse may be best known for her bespoke cakes and cupcakes in imaginative flavors like beer & bacon and chocolate jalapeno strawberry. But her bakery’s repertoire covers more than just cake. Allshouse also turns out an impressive selection of cookies, which range from classic favorites like peanut butter and chocolate chip to holiday specialties such as eggnog and red velvet cheesecake. And her pumpkin rolls, stuffed with a decadent cream cheese filling and crowned with walnuts, are some of the best around.
Kessler Baking Studio
1129 North Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-7412
www.kesslerscookies.comThere’s nothing better than mom’s homemade treats, except maybe the confections that Clyde Greenhouse and Michal Taylor churn out from their Oak Cliff sweets boutique. Using premium and locally sourced ingredients, the guys bake up killer sweet breads, blondies, bars, cupcakes, brownies and thirty types of cookies. Standouts include the Kesslerdoodle, a kicked up snickerdoodle topped with a ginger-cinnamon sugar mixture, and hot chocolate cookies, made with Guittard semi-sweet chocolate and rolled habanero infused sugar. The shop also features a host of rotational and seasonal flavors, plus they offer local delivery and nationwide shipping. The decorative tins and baskets make ideal gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Related: Best Places For Edible Holiday Gifts In DFW

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