Where to find Yule logs, gingerbread houses, Christmas cookie kits, and other holiday desserts around DC

Pick up a variety of holiday treats at the region’s Tatte markets. Photograph by Courtney Perkins.

Ice Cream / Frozen Treats

904 Palmer Alley, NW; 1704 Connecticut Ave., NW; 2909 and 2905 District Avenue, Fairfax; 7111 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda
These ice cream shops offer four flavors this holiday season: King Leo peppermint, with mint gelato, crushed peppermint and melted dark chocolate; coffee ice cream with Biscoff cookies; a version of an Argentinian cake made with chocolate cookies soaked in coffee, whipped dulce de leche and cream cheese; and vegan clementine sorbet.

Ice cream jubilee
301 Water Street, South East; 1407 T Street, NO; 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
This local ice cream chain offers four seasonal flavors: mint brownie cheesecake; drizzled eggnog; vegan cranberry sorbet; and vegan chocolate-orange. Add an $ 18 snowflake cookie decorating kit to make ice cream sandwiches. There are also two ice cream pies – a peppermint stick and a frozen hot chocolate – available sliced ​​and whole. Pie orders must be received by December 15th.

1601 Connecticut Ave., NW; 1267 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 650 Massachusetts Ave., NO
The new ice cream collection from these markets features flavors such as the peppermint swirl; milk and cookies; and s’mores. You can also have a chocolate peppermint cookie sandwich, holiday gummies, and a mint chocolate mix. Don’t you want to choose? Pick up one of the selected gift boxes.

Ice Cream Jubilee takes seasonal flavors and slices frozen pies. Photograph by Anna Meyer.

Cookies, Stollen and Yule Logs

Baked and wired / A joint in the oven
1052 Thomas Jefferson St., NW; 430 K St NO
Sister bakeries offer more than 10 types of holiday cookies, including biscotti; Greek wedding butter cookies; and a chewy lebkuchen with ground orange and lemon zest.

the baker’s daughter
1402 Okie St., NE & 675 I St., NW; 1201 K St., NW (Eaton Hotel)
Matt Baker’s cafes serve chocolate and buttercream logs ($ 40) topped with dark chocolate shavings. They are available in all three locations from December 15th.

Bayou bakery
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington
The New Orleans-inspired bakery turns into a holiday market, with praline-iced Creole kringle cakes ($ 42) and wrapped candy ready to give. Order the cake 48 hours in advance until December 22.

soft bread
4434 Connecticut Ave., NW
Mark Furstenberg’s Bakery and Cafe makes panettone ($ 39) with chocolate and hazelnuts; Christmas log ($ 58); stolen ($ 29); and the Gingerbread People (four for $ 11).

Buttercream Bakery
1250, rue Neuvième, NO
Tiffany MacIsaac’s Shaw Bakery offers “gingerbread houses” of biscoff cakes with all the trimmings for DIY decorating ($ 175); mint glazed cheese pie ($ 35); red velvet roulade ($ 30); and Christmas decorated cake pops ($ 30). Pre-order for pickup on December 18, 22, and 23.

Captain Cookie
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 2800 10th Street, Northeast; 660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
These bakeries and cookie trucks make four seasonal flavors: spicy gingerbread topped with sparkling sugar; double chocolate with holiday chips; funfetti; and sugar with craisins and white chocolate chips. You can also pick up a bottle of South Mountain Creamery eggnog at stores. Check the
program to find the trucks.

801 W Street, NO
Cédric Maupillier’s Shaw French dining room offers two flavors of Christmas log: vanilla / coffee / milk chocolate and chocolate / pear / hazelnut. Order via Tock. They range from $ 35 (for four people) to $ 90 (for 12 people).

Duck and fishing
300 Seventh St., SE
Pastry chef Rochelle Cooper makes gluten-free Yule logs ($ 40) at this American spot near the Oriental Market. Sacher cake and chocolate mousse are covered with fudge icing, mint buttercream leaves, sacher crumble and meringue mushrooms. Order until December 17 for a pickup on December 23 and 24.

Pastry Heidelberg
2150 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Some of the best stollen in the area can be found at this longtime bakery. The Dresdner stollen ($ 15.95) is coated in sugar and packed with raisins and rum-soaked dried fruit. There are also German Christmas cookies; gingerbread houses (($ 59.95); and decorated petit fours for the holidays ($ 15 for six).

Junction bakery
1508 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 238 Massachusetts Ave., NE
These local bakeries are offering a $ 13.50 box containing eight cookies: two almond spritz cookies; two chocolate chips; two sugars; and two chocolate / coconut macaroons. They also make Christmas log ($ 49) – with sponge cake, bourbon, ganache, and hazelnut buttercream.

La Famosa
1300 Fourth St., SE
This Navy Yard Puerto Rican spot’s $ 65 candy pack contains shortbread cookies, coconut macaroons, and rum coquito.

Oyamel is serving Oaxacan chocolate cookies this holiday season. Photograph by Reema Desai.

1205 Half St., SE & 1550 Crystal Dr., Arlington
Pick up a stollen ($ 36) with almonds, pistachios, cherries and citrus from the Navy Yard branch of this New York-based bakery. It is packaged in a personalized tea towel.

401 Seventh St., NO
Jose Andres’ Penn Quarter Mexican restaurant serves two holiday cookies: Oaxacan chocolate and cinnamon and almonds. Both are available in half a dozen for $ 7.

Saku Saku Flakerie
3417 Connecticut Ave., NW
You can order a matcha-yuzu-and-chestnut stollen — $ 24 for a whole loaf, $ 12 for a half — from this Franco-Japanese bakery in Cleveland Park. Other holiday candies include a peppermint / chocolate cruffin; Orange Blossom Brioche; pralines; boxes of cookies ($ 20); and a cranberry-orange-nut bundt cake ($ 40; or $ 5 for a slice).

Sticky fingers
1370, chemin du Parc NW
Food Network competitor Doron Petersan’s vegan bakery is stocked with seasonal snacks. There are a ton of DIY cookie kits, or you can order your treats already assembled – check out hot chocolate blocks and snowman cake pops.

Santa Monica Summer House
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda
Pike & Rose Restaurant offers DIY cookie kits ($ 24.95) that include four gingerbread cookies, three bags of frosting, four candy canes, and other decorations. Pre-order them two days in advance.

Sunday morning bakery
11869 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda
The Destination Bakery, also at Pike & Rose, makes assorted $ 35 cookie boxes that include raspberry linzers; gingerbread men, ginger squares; plain chocolate and sugar cookies; M & M Cookies; Oreos coated with chocolate; and meringue. Pre-order them from December 15th.

1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW; 1301 Connecticut Ave., NW; 7276 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 2805 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington
Pick up a variety of holiday treats at these Boston bakeries. Look for cookie decorating kits ($ 24); chocolate / caramel buche de noel ($ 40); stolen ($ 30); and a cranberry-pistachio pastry wreath ($ 28).

Pick up Christmas-themed donuts at Astro. Photograph by Scott Suchman


1700 N Moore St., Arlington
The Big Day Cafe in the Arlington Food Hall serves a range of holiday donuts: sprinkle with peppermint; lemon pistachio; and churro, as well as cinnamon buns, pecan twists and cheese danishes.

Astro Donuts
1308 G St., NW; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; 1819 Seventh St., NO
Look for four flavors of festive donuts: Christmas cookie, black cherry jam, s’mores, and red velvet with Christmas sprinkles. Each flavor is sold individually, or you can pre-order a $ 29 box of a dozen minis. Make sure to order in advance.

Maya Pottiger

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