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Best Places For Christmas Cookies In Orange County

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Christmas cookies are a wonderful tradition. Perhaps you made cookies with your family when you were growing up and you have continued the tradition with your own family. However, while making Christmas cookies is fun, it can also be a lot of work - particularly if you have more than one child who wants to help so you have to alternate turns. Well, you can carry on the tradition of Christmas cookies without all the work if you go to the right bakery. Whether you need cookies for home or a party you're attending, try these bakeries.

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Baking Betty's
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-2253
www.bakingbettys.com

Baking Betty's has a variety of options for Christmas cookies. Some of those options are seasonal cookies including iced gingersnaps, a pecan pie cookie and a peppermint bark cookie, which is sure to become a favorite. In addition, you'll also find the Santa Pants. This is a collection of cookies wrapped in a package that looks like Santa's pants. This makes a great gift for the host of a party or a Secret Santa.

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Blackmarket Bakery
2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 662-3095
www.blackmarketbakery.com

One thing you can count on at Blackmarket Bakery is that you'll find some cookies that are not only delicious, but also unique. On a normal day, you'll find cookies like the Blackstrap Betty, which includes dried apricots and molasses. Sure, sugar cookies are fun to make and eat, but here you'll find much more than the usual sugar cookies. You're sure to find some unique cookies here whether you're looking for some for you and your family or to take to a holiday party. 

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Campitelli Cookies and Sandwiches
5557 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Suite 102
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 974-2884
www.campitellicookiesanaheim.com

When you go to Campitelli Cookies, you might feel like you've stepped into heaven. You'll find a variety of mouth-watering cookies whose aromas will make you wish you worked there. When it comes to Christmas cookies, you'll find Snowballs, "Kissmas" cookies with the chocolate kiss on top and almond crescents. Christmas cookies are $10 per pound and make a great treat for your family or coworkers.

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Donna B's Bakery
26022 Cape Drive, Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 367-0100
www.donnabsbakery.com

Donna B's can help you with your Christmas cookies whether you are taking them to a party or just setting them out for your family and friends. A variety of cookies are arranged on a platter, wrapped in cellophane, and tied with a bow so it makes a gift that is not only delicious, but also appealing to the eyes. Trays of cookies are also available in quantities of one, two, three, or four dozen. Trays are also wrapped in cellophane to make presentable gifts. 

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Cinderella Cakes
1906 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-2555
www.cinderellacakes.com

Any time you walk into Cinderella Cakes, you can expect to see some beautifully decorated pastries - especially the cakes for which the bakery is known. It's certainly no different at Christmas time when you can see some artisanal designs on cookies that just might look too good to eat. Cinderella's prices are very reasonable too, so it's easy to get a whole array of cookies for whatever occasion you need.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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