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These red velvet whoopie pies with chocolate filling from WannaHavaCookie are delicious and festive. More information below. Photo courtesy WannaHavaCookie.
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December 2009

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Gourmet Cake & Cookie Gifts

2009 Picks For Best Cakes & Cookies

 

We’ve enjoyed every one of these products, and would be happy to find them under our tree (or in our mailbox any day of the year). Almost all are less than $25.00. If you want even more suggestions, check out our Chocolate Gifts Under $15 gift list or our other 2009 holiday gift ideas.

Products are presented in alphabetical order. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.

   

Baker Maid:
Almond Toffee Crunch Cookies & Lime Cookies

We were happy that these addictive toffee cookies are small—because we could eat several at a clip. They’re not too sweet and just right for every purpose, from a coffee break for adults to deserving a cookie snack with milk for the younger snack. They’re also available in an assortment, either in a beautiful fabric-covered keepsake box.

  • Almond Toffee Crunch Cookies
    12-Ounce Box
    $15.00
  • Cookie Assortment
    Almond Toffee Crunch, Chocolate
    Chip, Peanut Butter
    12-Ounce Box
    $15.00

Telephone 1.800.664.7882 to order or for nearest retail location

 

Toffee Cookies
Almond toffee cookies. Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.

   

Baker Maid:
Mini Fruitcake Slices

Miniature slices (three bites) of light or dark fruitcake (we prefer the light) preserve a Christmas tradition while giving everyone just a taste of this dense treat, laden with candied fruit. Individually-wrapped slices can be easily dispensed to co-workers. The keepsake tin is a second gift that remains when the fruitcake is gone.

  • Golden Light or Dark Brandied
    Fruitcake

    One Pound Of Slices In Gift Tin
    $12.00
  • Two Pounds Of Slices In Gift Tin
    $25.00

Telephone 1.800.664.7882 to order or for
nearest retail location

 

Baker Maid Fruitcake
Golden light fruitcake in keepsake tin. Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

BT Brownies

We really loved these artisan brownies, and so will everyone who receives a box. Many bakers claim to make a “moist, fudgy brownie.” BT Brownies truly delivers on the promise. The recipes are so elegant that the brownies are never too rich. They’re available in assorted flavors (Chocolate, Cookie, Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Brownies) or single flavor, packaged in a lovely gift box, tied with a grosgrain ribbon. Read our full review of BT Brownies, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • 6 Brownies
    $20.95
  • 12 Brownies
    $38.95

Buy online at BTBaking.com
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Brownies
The Cookie Brownie, topped with a layer of blondie-like “chocolate chip cookie dough,” is one of several brownie favorites
at BT Brownies.| THE NIBBLE.

 

Cookie Panache:
Cookie Gift Assortments

If you want to give a gift box of delicious butter cookies or biscotti, look no farther than Cookie Panache. Beautifully crafted, with layers of flavor, these cookies definitely have panache. There are several different gift assortments. Read our review of Cookie Panache, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Cookie Assortments
    $35.00 and $75.00
  • Biscotti Assortment
    $25.00

Buy online at CookiePanache.com

  Cookie Panache
Mojito Lime cookies. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.
 

Donsuemor:
Chocolate-Dipped Madeleines

These irresistible madeleines (bite-size sponge cakes) are gift-packaged in four flavors—Original, Chocolate, Chocolate-Dipped and Lemon Zest. They’re all winners, and delicious little snacks, with coffee or tea (break or after dinner), or as part of a larger dessert with ice cream.

  • Elegant Variety Pack
    16 Individually-Wrapped Madeleines:
    4 Traditional, 4 Chocolate, 4 Dipped,
    4 Lemon Zest
    $15.00

Buy online at Donsuemor.com

Read our review of Donsuemor madeleines

  Chocolate Dipped Madeleines
Chocolate-dipped madeleines. Photo courtesy Donsuemor.
   

Hannah Banana Bread:
Banana Bread Loaves

 

Almost everyone loves banana bread—it’s delicious year-round and welcome for the holidays, for the family and for entertaining. Hannah Banana Bread makes moist, luscious loaves in a variety of flavors, including pumpkin banana bread—a change of pace for the holidays. Read our full review of Hannah Banana Bread, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Fall & Holiday Variety Set
    3 Loaves
    $28.00
  • Pumpkin Mini Loaves
    8 Loaves
    $48.00

Buy online at HannahBananaBread.com

 

Banana Bread
Banana bread as good as our own. Photo by Lulu Durand | IST.

   

Laceys Cookies:
Chocolate Almond & Milk Chocolate Macadamia

 

If you come across these milk chocolate macadamia toffee or dark chocolate almond toffee wafers at club stores, grab them. They’re a terrific value in the box, and a bit more expensive in the gift tin when sold online. Crisp almond cookies sandwiched chocolate and coated with soft toffee, they are a special-occasion treat.

  • Chocolate Almond Laceys
    In A Gift Tin (Tin Not Shown)
    $14.99

Buy online at DessertsOnUs.com

 

Laceys Cookies
Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Milk & Krunchies:
Rice Crispy Treats

We we couldn’t stop eating these delicious updates of Mom’s Rice Krispies Treats. Available in basic plus DJ AM’s Toffee Mix, Original, Peanut Buttercup and PB&J Sandwich, they are classy gifts for adults and for children with good enough palates to appreciate them. Read our full review of Milk & Krunchies.

  • “Satchel” Gift Box
    8 Treats, Assorted Flavors
    $27.50
  • Gift Box With 6 Treats
    $22.00

Buy online at MilkAndKrunchies.com

  Milk & Krunchies
Mom’s Rice Krispies Treats just can’t compare. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

   

WannaHavaCookie:
Gourmet Whoopie Pies

We fell in love with these gourmet  whoopie pies—bite size and delicious, made of the finest ingredients and filled with real buttercream. In chocolate, red velvet or vanilla cake with chocolate, mint, peanut butter, raspberry or vanilla buttercream filling. Read our full review of WannaHavaCookie.

  • Miniature Whoopie Pies
    1/2 Dozen - $9.00
    1 Dozen - $18.00
  • Other quantities available on website

Buy online at WannaHavaCookie.com

  Chocolate MoonPie
Whoopie pies. Photo courtesy WannaHavaCookie.com.

   

Yummy Cupcakes:
Cupcake In A Jar

One of our favorite gifts of the year was a box of Yummy Cupcakes’ cupcake in a jar; we wept when they were gone. Your gift recipient—adult or child—may do the same, but he or she will remember you forever. Read our review of Yummy Cupcakes, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Single Jar Cupcake
    In A Pint-Size, Wide-Mouth Mason Jar
    $5.25
  • Double Jar Cupcake
    In A Quart-Size Mason Jar
    $8.25

Buy online at YummyCupcakes.com

  Yummy Cupcakes
Photo by GG Merkel | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

 

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