Season's Sweetest Treats
Famous in Washington, D.C. even before DC Cupcakes, sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne make sinfully good frosted treats that fans line up for hours to nab. Share the decadence (with no line!) by sending one of their holiday-themed dozens.
DOWNTOWN COOKIE CO. COOKIES
Big, buttery and irresistible, these cookies from N.Y.C-based baker Dan Guerrera come in holiday-ready varieties like ginger and jam. Pass them off as homemade at a cookie exchange – we won’t tell!
DYLAN'S CANDY BAR SWEET TREAT TOWER
Skip the chocolate and go straight for a sugar rush with this tasty tower full of chewy favorites, like gummy bears and Swedish fish from candy queen Dylan Lauren’s sweets megastore.
NUNU SALT CARAMELS
Salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy – these little bite-size chocolate-covered caramels pack a major punch! Any hostess will love these treats from a foodie-favorite Brooklyn chocolate maker.
HARRY & DAVID MOOSE MUNCH TIN
The mail-order gurus make it easy to munch on while waiting for a big holiday meal. The patterned tin has four variations on coated caramel corn, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate macadamia – or plain for the purists.
CRUMBS HOLIDAY SEASON TASTE PACK
Just for the holidays, the Crumbs team – loved by stars like – has whipped up a collection of favorites like Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Cocoa in perfect one-bite sizes.
FAT WITCH BROWNIES
Send your best witches this holiday season with these super-cute, fudgy and fabulous brownies (and blondies) from N.Y.C’s popular chocoholic destination, Fat Witch bakery.
MACARON PARLOUR MACARONS
Ooh la la! Word is that macarons are set to be 2011’s hottest dessert. Get a jump on the trend by sending these airy treats, in gourmet flavors like Nutella Ganache and Cinnamon Pistachio, to a luxe lady in your life.
JACQUES TORRES HOT CHOCOLATE
Swiss Miss meets French master! Legendary N.Y.C chocolatier Jacques Torres, a.k.a. Mr. Chocolate, serves up a portable version of his legendarily creamy, rich hot chocolate. Like your cocoa to have a kick? Try his Wicked hot chocolate, with spicy cinnamon and ground chili peppers.
LIDDABIT BEER & PRETZEL CARAMELS
As good for a fancy meal as for watching the big game, Liddabit’s surprising sweets combine two tasty ales with Martin’s pretzels for a bite that’s both yummy and totally different.
Homemade ‘mallows by Brooklyn bakery Baked are light and fluffy: perfect for melting in a steamy mug of hot cocoa while curled up on the couch. Bonus: Top Chef: Just Desserts fans will recognize this as the home base of fan-favorite baker Eric.
ELENI'S WINTER WONDERLAND COOKIES
Been more naughty than nice this year? Santa (and everyone else) will forgive you if you send these too-cute cookies, in sweet winter shapes like snowmen, skates and ornaments.