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Season’s Sweets: 10 Baked Goodies to Indulge in

Dec. 23, 2013
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Did you know that the tongue tastes sweet flavors first? No wonder sweet treats are craved by so many people! From fancy French pastries to homey, comforting chocolate chip cookies, and even morsels for the more health-conscious nibbler, there’s a wide range of tasty baked goods out there for the sampling. Instead of heading to your local bakery, though, to indulge your sweet desires, browse our list of outstanding baked goods and discover some treats you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Made by indie sellers and bakers, these decadent delights are aimed at curbing your sugar

 Peppermint Candy Cane Macaron Cookies

by Indayani Baked Goods

Sink your teeth into Indayani Baked Goods’ candy cane macaron cookies! A dozen of these sweet and refreshing  cookies are made with either rich, dark chocolate or white chocolate ganache filling with peppermint. Indayani Baked Goods also has many other macaron flavors for your choosing, such as pumpkin spice and peanut butter and jelly.

 S’mores Cookie Mix

by Mason Jar Mixes

Although this item isn’t baked yet, you can warm yourself with Mason Jar Mixes’ s’mores cookies that you prepare yourself! The jar is filled with all the necessary dry ingredients, from marshmallows to brown sugar, so all you need to do is add the wet ingredients yourself, combine and bake. You’ll have delicious s’mores in no time! Mason Jar Mixes also offers kits for key lime pie and oatmeal raisin cookies.

 Cotton Candy Cookie-wiches Set

by Tookies

Combine cotton candy and sandwich cookies, and you get Tookies’ colorful, delicious cotton candy cookie-wiches! Coming in a box of a half a dozen, these cookie-wiches are made with Tookies’ signature Cotton Candy Krunch and buttercream/ganache filling. Tookies also offers many other cookie-wich flavors, as well as cakes in a jar and gourmet marshmallows.

 Salted Caramel Brownies

by Mother Fudger

Have a sweet and salty treat all in one with Mother Fudger’s salted caramel brownies! Filled with walnuts, homemade vanilla and rich, chocolatey goodness, these brownies are topped with savory-sweet melted caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. Mother Fudger offers other brownies in various flavors in its shop, such as s’mores and banana, so be sure to try out these delicious brownies as well!

Lemon Almond Biscotti

by Muffin Place Bakery

Sip your morning tea or coffee with Muffin Place Bakery’s lemon almond biscotti! With nutty, tart and sweet flavors along with a bit of crunch, these lemon almond biscotti give you a sensory overload with their flavors and textures. These scrumptious biscotti have been topped with a drizzle of lemony glaze. This order comes with a dozen or more biscotti. Muffin Place Bakery also has many other biscotti flavors, so be sure to shop around in this shop for more biscotti cookies!

 Ice Cream Cake Pops

by Mae’s Cake Pops

Have ice cream cones that never melt with Mae’s Cake Pops’ ice cream cake pops! These cake pops are completely customizable for any special event, and you can choose what cake flavors, frosting color and sprinkles you want for these cake pops. This listing includes one dozen ice cream cake pops; however, you can purchase more than one listing and mix-and-match cake pop flavors, which will give you a variety of cake pops to serve for any event.

Pie Fries

by Crumbtastic

Don’t run to McDonald’s for your dose of fries! Instead, enjoy Crumbtastic’s pie fries that are filled with sweet fruit filling. Sprinkled with coarse sugar, these pie fries are a fun and creative alternative for regular fries. Whether for birthday party favors or a indulgent snack for yourself, these pie fries are perfect for any occasion.

 Pizza Cookie Set

by Cookie Coterie

Having a pizza party for your kid’s birthday? Make the party a true pizza party with Cookie Coterie’s pizza cookie set! Made to look like real, supreme pizza slices, these cookies are sure to be a hit at any kid’s party. This listing comes with a dozen pizza slice cookies, but you can request a custom order to get more cookies made for your next event. Discover more colorful and professionally decorated cookies in Cookie Coterie’s shop!

 Vermont Maple & Maple Bacon Mini Donuts

by Green Mountain Mini Baked

Enjoy breakfast favorites all in one with Green Mountain Mini Baked’s Vermont maple & maple bacon mini donuts! These baked donuts are made with Vermont maple syrup and dipped in a decadent and sweet vanilla glaze. Topped with bits of Vermont McKenzie bacon, these donuts are the ultimate to-go morning munchies for your household.

 Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies Set

by Ladybug Cookies

Love those fortune cookies you get with your Chinese takeout? With Ladybug Cookies, you can get those simple yet tasty fortune cookies in gourmet style! Dipped halfway in chocolate and covered in various sprinkles, these fortune cookies can be customized with your choice of Belgian chocolate and sprinkles. Ladybug Cookies also does catering for a wide variety of events, so you can have these gourmet fortune cookies at your next bash for a unique treat for your guests.

Not only do these scrumptious munchies make great rewards for you, but they can also be given as gifts to your loved ones and used for special events, from dinner parties to birthday bashes. Share the love of sweets with your friends and family with these fantastic goodies! Looking for healthier alternatives? You can find vegan, gluten-free and other baked goods designed on Etsy to meet the needs of special diets, such as at Blue Castle Cupcakes and Gluten Free Snacks.

Be sure to check out our indie coupon directory for great finds and deals on handmade goodies!

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.