Cookies, cakes, candies, and a host of other baked goods are a staple of Christmas time. Each get together, party, or holiday movie night isn't complete with out a sweet treat. If you want to bring a stand-out dessert to your next party or just want to enjoy some delicious cookies without destroying your kitchen, consider stopping by any one of the following bakeries in Champaign-Urbana to find the perfect holiday dessert!
Cookies by Design
Location: 902 Meijer Dr. (in front of the AMC Theater)
Offers: Iced sugar cookies, cookie baskets, truffles, cupcakes, and brownies.
About: They offer a large variety of decorated cookie baskets starting at just $19.99. For the holidays, they have cookies decorated for Hanukkah and Christmas along with winter-themed cookies. These cookies are simple, sweet, and fun. Learn more & order here!
Strawberry Fields Cafe
Location: 306 W Springfield Ave. (inside World Harvest)
Offers: Baklava, truffles, cakes, French macarons, cookies, cupcakes, puddings, and muffins.
About: This bakery offers gluten-free and vegan options in a variety of baked goods, so everyone can enjoy a treat. They offer desserts from around the world, as well. Stay awhile and browse the health food grocers on the other side of the store. Discover all their options, here!
Hopscotch Bakery + Market
Location: 802 W. John St.
Offers: Elegant cakes, french macarons, scones, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and new items each week.
About: This charming bakery is the ideal place to find desserts with a twist. The bakers here are always changing up their menu to fit the season, mixing treats that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Click here to visit their website.
Pekara Bakery & Bistro
Location: 116 N. Neil St. & 811 W. Springfield Ave.
Offers: Scones, croissants, tarts, cake rolls, chocolate mousse, cookies, cakes, French macarons, and seasonal treats. (They also offer homemade treats for dogs!)
About: With two locations, there is no shortage of baked goods to be found at Pekara. Each dessert is made with care, and it shows. Here you'll find gourmet style desserts as well as more comforting treats. They have what you need for any occasion. For more information, click here!
The New Sweet Indulgence
Location: 1121 W. Windsor Rd.
Offers: Tarts, gooey cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, eclairs, pies, brownies, cookies, and cakes.
About: A favorite bakery in Champaign since 1987, you can't go wrong here. You will truly feel indulgent when you take a bite of any of their delicious baked goods. This is a great place to pre-order cakes or pies for holiday dinners and parties, as well. Follow this link to explore their website.