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Where to Buy Gourmet Holiday Sweets


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

‘Tis the season of presents wrapped with bows, Christmas carols in the air and—best of all—a bounty of sweet treats! While some of us look forward to an afternoon of baking up delicacies from scratch, sometimes these confections are best left to the pros. From gourmet chocolates that are almost too pretty to eat to swoon-worthy frosted sugar cookies, these Kansas City confectioners can supply the goodies for all your holiday gatherings.

Best Regards Bakery + Cafe

Known as "Johnson County's best-kept secret," Best Regards Bakery + Cafe has been in business for 25 years. Robert "the cookie man" Duensing makes his legendary sugar cookies with unsalted European butter. These thick, soft and delectable treats are topped with Grandma Carroll's frosting, resulting in a cookie you won't soon forget.

Annadore's Fine Chocolates

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A staple of the Westwood Hills community, Annadore's Fine Chocolates produces both classic and whimsical creations. The "Holiday Gifts" collection includes adorable treats such as Kansas City Plaza Lights Chocolate Bulbs, a candy cane gift box of truffles, peppermint bark and more—such perfect stocking stuffers!

The Upper Crust

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The Upper Crust in downtown Overland Park may be known for its decadent pies, but you'd be remiss if you didn't give the gingerbread cookies and other holiday treats a try. Just be sure to place your holiday party order by Dec. 21!

McLain's Bakery

McLain's has been a Kansas City tradition since 1945. This quaint corner shop serves up some of the best baked goods in town, from holiday cookies and wedding cakes to artisan bread and pastries. McLain's offers both small and large holiday cookie boxes with a variety of goodies (gingerbread, cupcookies, macaroons and more) to enjoy at any festive gathering this season.

Emily Kate's

Gluten-free? Fear not. Emily Kate's has an extensive menu of seasonal favorites for everyone to enjoy. Choose from mint chocolate whoopie pies, German chocolate cake, molasses cookies, plus gingerbread house and sugar cookie kits for some DIY holiday fun!