Holiday Cookies: A Sprinkle of Twinkle

With so many reasons to love an Old Towne Orange Christmas, it's hard to choose one favorite. There’s something about this season of giving that puts everyone in a holly jolly mood. As the temperatures drop, our local businesses will be sure to keep you warm and cozy as you browse and shop. With garland strung and shimmering lights glimmering throughout the circle, it truly makes for a SoCal merry season.

Of all the festive traditions, there is one that always makes the top of our team’s list. For many, it’s not officially the holiday until we have Christmas cookies! Spread the holiday cheer to friends and family by offering them delicious homemade treats. Whether you crave gingerbread, or prefer sugar cookies, we’ve found the tastiest selection that will surely sweeten up your season. Add a dash of dazzle to your dessert table, or gift the perfect stocking stuffers - either way, don’t forget to hide away a few for yourself to enjoy!

We have a new sweet spot in towne, and you can bet they’re totally delivering in the cookie department. Haute Sweets Baking Co has just opened in OTO, and have already started mixing up a batch of buzz. They bake everything from doughnuts to cake pops, however for this blog we’re highlighting their scrumptious holiday cookies. If you have a herd of reindeer to please this season, Haute Sweets is the place to pick up the prettiest handcrafted desserts. They creatively build gift boxes of five different sizes filled with goodies to meet all of your holiday needs. Impress your coworkers and friends by pairing your cookies with candied apples, Sea Smoke wine, or other sweet treats. Be sure to place your order reservations ASAP before it’s too late!

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Eikon Home has unique stocking stuffers for everyone. Amongst their extensive gift selection, were these adorable individually wrapped cookies. Created by Simply Scrumptious Confections, these Gingerbread men will add a dash of spice to any stocking. Topped off with a beautiful bow their hand painted masterpieces are the perfect gift to show how much you truly appreciate someone. Select a traditional gingerbread man, a snazzy Christmas tree, or jolly snowman to spread the holiday cheer!

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If you truly want to spread some California sunshine, then cookies from Orange Clementine would make the ideal gift. All of their sweets are baked with citrus flavor that adds a zesty kick to every bite. They make great gift boxes for large groups, however their individual orange shaped cookies would also make a perfect Christmas Tree ornament. You can find their booth at the Orange Home Orange Farmers and Artisan Market every Saturday. Be sure to check them out!

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Photo courtesy of Orange Clementine

Now that you can officially cross Christmas cookies off your “must-find” lists, it’s time to start wrapping yourself in the magic of the holiday. As we continue to mingle and jingle, trim our trees and search for the perfect gifts don’t forget to sit back, relax and embrace the warmth and spirit of the season!

Cheers!

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