Whether you’re looking for an exceptional treat to leave out for Santa or an impressive cookies spread to bring to your holiday party, these metro Detroit bakeries have you covered.
Herman’s goal is to make treats just like your grandma used to make. The bakery specializes in coffee cakes and cookies, but also serve cupcakes, breads, and more. Herman’s has dozens of cookie flavors, most notably are the Executive Oatmeal, Lemon Supreme, and Spice Drop. Everything is made from scratch by the Hermann family and their staff. Hermann’s Bakery, 317 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-541-3218; hermannsbakeryroyaloak.com
New Palace Bakery
New Palace Bakery is a Hamtramck staple. The spot serves up everything from strudels to deli meats, and its cookies are a must try. New Palace Bakery’s butter cookies come in flavors like Chocolate Drizzle, Raspberry Coconut, and Rainbow Sprinkle. It also serves seasonal, holiday cookies like German Walnut and Cherry Nut Chews. New Palace Bakery, 9833 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334; newpalacebakery.com
Benny’s is known for its iconic soft pretzels, but they also have a great selection of cookies. The Cinnamon Star frosted cookies sell out fast, so head to the Saline bakery early to get your fix. The bakery also offers seasonally decorated cookies for holidays like Christmas. Benny’s Bakery, 111 W. Michigan Ave., Saline; 734-429-9120; bennysbakery.com
From seasonal cookies to sports-themed icing decorations, Zingerman’s has a cookie for every occasion. Standouts include the Funky Chunky Chocolate, which is a whole-grain chocolate chip cookie made with Michigan grown grains, and the Ginger Jump-Up, made from unrefined brown sugar and chunks of crystallized ginger. Zingerman’s Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor; 734-761-2095; zingermansbakehouse.com
Bommarito Bakery was opened in 1925 and has been serving up sweets ever since. The spot’s Almond and Toasted Anises are soft Italian cookies, a favorite in the community. Bommarito also offer fruity favorites like Butter Cherry, Strawberry Sugar Cookies, and Fruit Bars. Bommarito Bakery, 21830 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores; 586-772-6556; bommaritobakery.com
With a constantly changing menu, Sister Pie always delivers excellence. The bakery is known for its pies, obviously, but they also make cookies, muffins, and brownies. Large cookies include the Gluten Free Buckwheat Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Paprika, and Fennel Seed Snickerdoodle. If you’re looking for a smaller sweet, try the Lemon Drop and Coconut Drop cookies. Sister Pie, 8066 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com