From offered in a East Village to a winter wonderland of lights during an entertainment park, Des Moines is full of family-friendly activities during a holidays. Take a float on a sight with Santa or movement a night divided underneath a stars. Or only nip your approach around a city. Here are some good ideas to get we into a holiday suggestion in Des Moines.
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It’s cookie season, Des Moines. And between supermarkets, grocers and home cooks, it’s formidable to shun a holiday deteriorate but perplexing during slightest one of these juicy honeyed morsels.
They’re transportable, easy to eat (usually) and come in a accumulation of shapes, sizes, flavors and styles.
The annual National Cookie Day was on Dec. 4, and that kicks off a monthlong holiday celebration of all things cookies. From chocolate-peppermint to peanut butter and hiss linzer cookies to frosted sugarine cookies in a shapes of candy canes, there’s during slightest one cookie to prove your honeyed tooth.
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Here are 11 places in a metro where you can prove your holiday honeyed tooth or give a gift of honeyed treats to your friends, co-workers and desired ones.
CJ’s Bagel Basket
In further to bagels and donuts, CJ’s Bagel Basket also bakes cookies. An collection of classical specialties like snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, MM and some-more wait a many perceptive cookie fan.
Location: 127 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny
Hours: Monday by Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crème Cupcake + Dessert Lounge
Crème Cupcake + Dessert Lounge has brought behind a renouned chocolate-peppermint cookies for a holidays. These rich, chocolate cookies are flavored with peppermint and drizzled with white chocolate and dejected peppermint candies ($2 any or 6 for $12). Look for Crème’s newest origination — Crème Pops — an superb chronicle of a cake pop with cake and frosting, filled with surprises like cookie crumbs, caramel and chocolate sauce. They’re flashy for a deteriorate and away wrapped ($3.50 each). In further to Crème’s possess selections, flashy sugarine cookies from Echo’s Cookies in Waukee are sole during a store ($2.25 each). Gift packages include cookie bags and boxes of macarons.
Location: 543 28th St.
Hours: Tuesday by Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday. 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; sealed Sundays and Mondays.
At Nan’s Nummies, hand-decorated frosted Christmas cookies are a thing. Besides Santa, Nan’s also does a package, a wreath, a reindeer, Santa’s swell and a holiday tree ($2 each). Popular Christmas cookie platters embody 12 frosted sugarine cookies, 12 unchanging cookies and 12 miniature Christmas cookies ($32.50). Other frosted Christmas cookies can also be purchased for $1.25 each. Miniature cookies like shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, brownish-red sugarine pecan shortbread, almond puffs, spritz and mini gingerbread are also accessible (12 for $5). Look for other holiday goodies like divinity, peanut frail and Christmas tree pretzels.
Location: 501 Elm St., West Des Moines
Hours: Monday by Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Strudl Haus is obvious for a cookies and pastries, with many tantalizing varieties of normal European Christmas cookies accessible during a holiday season. You’ll find crispy pulpy spritz shortbread cookies and coconut macaroons. Delight in an collection of sugar, chocolate and hazelnut cookies, and rolled raspberry linzer sandwich cookies. But demeanour for chocolate, truffle-like rum balls and a many popular Austrian cookie — a vanilla crescent cookie (50 cents any or 12 for $5).
Location: 1951 Indianola Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; sealed Monday and Tuesdays.
Hiland Bakery has been a Des Moines tradition given 1946. And a renouned hand-decorated holiday cookies are behind to put a grin on a face of even a many fixed Grinch we know. These sell out fast, so get there early.
Location: 3615 6th Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Tuesday by Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 5:30 to noon; sealed Sundays and Mondays.
Contact: (515) 282-4059; Facebook
Holiday ice cream sandwiches are all a fury during Thelma’s Treats right now ($3). That includes Snickerdoodle with solidified AE Eggnog ice cream and Double Chocolate Peppermint with peppermint ice cream. these treats are accessible during many retailers in Des Moines including HyVee, Gateway Market and Fareway. Thelma’s only announced they are relocating their East Village sell plcae to their 17,000-square-foot prolongation trickery on Dec 22. And that means that comfortable cookies and ice cream sandwiches will be accessible for collect adult during a new plcae during 2323 Hubbell Ave. starting Jan 2. Of course, we can always have them shipped in from Amazon.
Location: 505 East Grand Ave., Ste. 104, Des Moines
Hours: Monday by Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; sealed Saturdays and Sundays.
Echo’s Cookies have fast turn renouned opposite a Des Moines metro — and for good reason. Each cookie is done by hand, and never from a stamp or a pattern. Echo’s specializes in individually-arranged cookie bouquets done from a handmade, hand-frosted cookies. Echo’s sells out quickly, so call forward for your orders.
Location: 272 Hickman Road, Waukee
Hours: Monday by Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Do-Biz Bakeries has been offered cookie treats in a downtown Kaleidoscope given 1998, including Snowflakes with reward white chips, Chocolate Overdoses — a rich, chocolate cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips — and normal chocolate chip and snickerdoodles and they’re ideal for a holiday cookie collection ($1.25 any or 13 for $13.50). But for those who suffer creation homemade cookies for a holidays but are brief on time, check out Do-Biz epicurean homemade cookie dough. Several varieties — including Do-Biz’s signature mix Garbage Great, that is installed with granola, coconut, toasted walnuts, butterscotch drops and semi-sweet chocolate chips — are accessible in 2-pound packages in a dairy departments during certain Hy-Vee, Fareway and Price Chopper stores ($6.49-$7.49). Produced in Ames given 1982, some-more holiday favorites include sugarine cookie dough, ideal for flashy cut-outs, and peanut butter dough.
Location: 555 Walnut St. # 205, Des Moines, in a Kaleidoscope during a Hub
Hours: Monday by Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; sealed Sundays and Mondays.
Main Street Café Bakery
Ever given opening in Ankeny in 2015, Main Street Café Bakery has been knocking it out of a park with a constantly changing revolution of baked products — including a daily preference of anniversary iced and frosted cookies and bars. Main Street offers accumulation cookie and bite-size bar trays — during slightest dual days’ notice for 24, 36 or 48 pieces ($22.95-$43.95). Main Street also has a preference of cookies for a gluten-sensitive. Decorated cookies are $3.50 any or 12 for $34.50; gluten-sensitive cookies are $4 each or 12 for $39.50. Check out a mini-cookies and a cheesecake sugarine cookie bites with uninformed berries and kiwi.
Location: 2510 SW White Birch Drive, #1 and #2, Ankeny
Hours: Monday by Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sweet to Eat Bakery and Cake Shop
Sweet to Eat Bakery and Cake Shop had a origins in home kitchens. Recently relocating from Uptown Ankeny into The Fletcher Full Service Kitchen + Bar, Sweet to Eat has now been open for 3 years and creates bread and baked products for a restaurant, as good as a possess customers. For a holidays, demeanour for buttercream and stately frosting cookies frosted cookies. Don’t forget about classical varieties like chocolate chip, chocolate crinkle, peanut butter and snickerdoodles (starting during 12 for $22). Non-frosted cookies start during $6 a dozen. Call forward for incomparable orders.
Location: 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd., #100, Ankeny
Hours: Tuesday by Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; sealed Sundays and Mondays.
Jay’s Cookies non-stop in Ankeny in 2013 and now creates some-more than 30,000 cookies during a holiday deteriorate with shipping all over a universe and giveaway smoothness in a Des Moines metro (orders of dual dozen or more). With over 30 cookie recipes, holiday favorites embody Eggnog with nutmeg and dim rum, Cherry Almond, that are reminiscent of Dutch letters, and cool, frail Chocolate Crème de Menthe, a melty hit. These cookies are ideal for holiday gifts, so demeanour for vast celebration trays and a annual Cookie Club memberships. Most cookies are 12 for $8.50, including holiday favorites. Holiday cookie trays are accessible in dual sizes: 60 for $48 and 84 for $58.
Location: Ankeny; giveaway smoothness in a Des Moines metro
The Bake Shoppe
The Bake Shoppe has a origins in Des Moines in 1948, and a owners has been baking cakes given a mid-1960s. But now a business has grown to embody a far-reaching collection of baked products including — we guessed it — cookies. Over a dozen flavors and varieties of cookies embody macaroons, iced cut-outs and tea cookies. But check out a beast cookies. Holiday cookies embody hand-decorated snowflakes, poinsettias, wreaths, candy canes and holiday trees.
Location: 6611 University Ave., #102, Windsor Heights
Hours: Monday by Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scratch non-stop in 2010 and this holiday season, it has cookies accessible in flavors like Frosted Sugar, Spiced Ginger, Red Velvet, and White Chocolate Cranberry ($2 each). Assorted packs of cookies are accessible in most renouned flavors like White Chocolate Peppermint and Chocolate Chip, as good as decorate-your-own Sugar Cookie kits. And Scratch’s Just Dough cookie mix is accessible in some-more than 6 flavors. But demeanour for take-n-bake cookie dough.
Location: 7450 Bridgewood Blvd. #215, West Des Moines
Hours: Monday by Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.