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Morsels Deserts Mini CheesecakesFour flavors of individual cheesecakes from Morsels Desserts are a treat for cheesecake lovers. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.
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November 2010

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Gourmet Cookies, Cakes & Desserts

2010 Gourmet Food Picks For Connoisseurs

 

Ice cream, cake, cheesecake, brownies, pie...these photos may make you very hungry for a gourmet sweet treat. Fortunately, you can order any of them online  and in a day or two, dig in. To take your eyes off of the photos, read the History Of The Cookie. Visit our Cookies and Brownies Section for more product reviews. Also be sure to check out our other 2010 Holiday Gift Lists.

Products are shown in alphabetical order. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.

 

   

Aunt Aggie De’s:
Pralines

Have a sweet tooth on your list? Look no further than Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines. These sweet treats are available in Chewy Caramel and Original flavors, and are made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Brush up on your knowledge of pralines in our Chocolate Glossary.

  • Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines
    Gold Box Of 12, 2-Ounce Original
    Creamy Pralines
    $32.00
  • Other Gift Options Available On
    Website

Buy online at AuntAggieDe.com

 
The Original pralines satisfy the sweet tooth. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

eCreamery:
Custom Ice Cream Flavor Of The Month Club

This is a gift we’d love to receive. First, the Christmas flavors include the best peppermint ice cream (White Chocolate Peppermint Bark) and chocolate marshmallow ice cream (Chocolate Cocoa Ice Cream with Marshmallows) we’ve ever had. Second, you can create your own flavors from a list of endless combinations  (as we did with the Crunchy Banana Brownie in the photo). Read our full review of eCreamery, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Ice Cream Of The Month Club
    Choice Of Customized Flavors Or 4
    Best-Sellers Per Month
    3, 6 Or 12 Months
    $200.00, $400.00 Or $700.00

Buy online at eCreamery.com

  eCreamery Custom Ice Cream
Customize your ice cream experience with eCreamery’s endless flavor options. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Ellen’s Brownies:
White Chocolate Brownies

It isn’t easy to find a good white chocolate brownie. Ellen’s does a fine job, with your choice of chocolate chips, Oreos or pretzels. Our advice: Try them all! Brownies can be packaged in reusable tote bags.
  • Brownie Box Sampler

    6 Brownies In Gift Box

    $31.00

  • Other Gift Options Available On The
    Website.

Order online at EllensBrownies.com

 

 

Ellen's BrowniesWhite Chocolate Brownie, laden with dark and milk chocolate chips, is also available with Oreos or pretzels. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

     

Full Spirited Flavours:
Prosperity Liqueur Cakes

It’s easy to get in the spirit with these liquor-infused, moist and buttery yellow or chocolate cakes. Choices include amaretto with chocolate chunks, Limoncello with white chocolate chunks, chocolate cake with raspberry liqueur and mango coconut rum cake. Nicely gift-boxed, the cakes have a long shelf life (thanks to the spirits that preserve them). And they’re baked by lovely ladies who know how to make a special cake.

  • Individual Cake

       $35.00

  • 4-Flavor Miniature Cake Variety Pack

       $45.00

Buy online at FullSpiritedFlavours.com

 

Full Circle Flavors  Cakes
Full Spirited Flavours cakes in lemon, chocolate raspberry, and amaretto. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

     

Gingerista:
Personalized Gingerbread Family

Here’s an adorable opportunity to send someone a gingerbread family modeled after their own family. Two boys, two mommies, three cats, whatever...you can customize the family as you like. The gingerbread is soft with top notes of clove. Oops—we just ate the family dog, and the kids are next. Here’s the history of gingerbread. You’ll discover which famous monarch is responsible for gingerbread men.

  • Adult Cookie

       $3.50

  • Kid Cookie

       $2.00

  • Pet Cookie

       $1.25

Packaged in a Gingerista gift box.

Buy online at Gingerista.com

 


Customize your own gingerbread family. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE. (Packaged in a box, not in wood crates.)

     

Harry & David:
Heritage Pie Club

 

We usually don’t go gaga over pie—no one makes them as good as our mother. Except for the pie professionals who bake up a storm for Harry & David’s Heritage Pie Club: so good, even Mom can’t complain. Each month brings a different seasonal fruit in a handsome and delectable crust. The pies arrive frozen, ready to be baked. The current month’s selection, Apple Cranberry Pie, is simply heavenly.
  • Heritage Pie Club Membership:
    2-Pound, 9-inch Pies
    3, 6 & 12-Month Memberships
    $85.00, $170.00 & $330.00
  • All Memberships Begin In December
  • Individual Pie Gifts
    $29.95

Buy online at HarryAndDavid.com

 

Harry & David Boysenberry Pie
Pies so good, you’ll have to restrain yourself. Photo courtesy Harry & David.

 

   

Hey! Sugar:
Cookies

Hey! Sugar Baked Goods churns out several little gems from their Chicago bakery. Flavors include Aloha (pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts), Choc3 (triple chocolate), PC Toasty (a pineapple twist on coconut macaroons), Peanut Butter, The Boyfriends (chocolate chip with walnuts) and Strawlemon (strawberry bits in a lemon cookie). And at $14 a dozen, you can afford to pick some up for all of your friends.

  • Hey, Sugar! Cookies
    1 Dozen Cookies
    $14.00
    2 Dozen Cookies
    $28.00

Buy online from HeySugarChicago.com

  Enjoy these bite-sized cookies with a cup of tea. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Mackenzie Limited:
Holiday Brownie Pops

A Nibble Top Pick Of The Week, these fun and whimsical treats will delight sweet tooths of all ages. Fudgy brownies are hand-coated in chocolate and decorated with the smiling faces of Frosty, Rudolph and Santa. Each package of six contains two of each character. Read the full review of Brownie Pops.
  • Holiday Brownie Pops
    6 Pops
    $39.95
  • Holiday Brownie Pops
    12 Pops
    $69.95

Buy online from MackenzieLtd.com

 

Browniepops with holiday spirit. Photo courtesy Mackenzie Limited.

 

   

Morsels Desserts:
Miniature Or Small Cheesecakes

Got cheesecake? Some lucky people who get a cheesecake gift from Morsels Desserts will be happy to raise their hands. Flavors include Chocolate Cappuccino, Lemon Strawberry, Irish Cream, Turtle,  Tropical and White Chocolate Cherry. Curl up in bed with an individual cheesecake and your favorite book or TV show.

  • Miniature (Bite Size) Cheesecakes
    One Dozen
    $13.50
  • Small (Individual) Cheesecakes
    One Dozen
    $42.00

Buy online at MorselsDesserts.com

 

Morsels Deserts Mini Cheesecakes
These miniature cheesecakes are flavorful and pre-portioned. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Sweet Sally’s:
Rugelach

In the mood for a treat a tad bigger than bite-sized? Then check out the two flavors of rugelach from Sweet Sally’s. The Right-Sized Chocolate Rugelach is a three-bite treat filled with chocolate currants and jam and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar for extra sweetness. For those who prefer just fruit, they also offer a Raspberry Cinnamon Raisin Rugelach filled with raspberry jam and raisins and topped with cinnamon sugar.

  • Chocolate Rugelach And Raspberry
    Cinnamon Raisin Rugelach
    8-10 Pieces In A White Satchel
    $12.00
    18-20 Pieces In A Keepsake Tin
    $25.00

Buy online at SweetSallys.com

 


Chocolate rugelach from Sweet Sally’s is a three-bite treat. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Tea For Two:
Shortbread Cookies

This artisan baker specializes in unusual flavors of shortbread:  Chai, Honey Lavender, Orange Blossom, Rose, Turmeric Ginger and more. Give them to someone who enjoys a fine cookie with a good cup of tea. The flavors are delicate; the all-natural cookies are packaged in eco-friendly materials.

  • Cookies By The Bag
    39 Cookies
    $17.99
  • Cookie Gift Box
    39 Cookies
    $22.99

Buy online at TeaForTwoCookieCo.com

 


Honey Lavender shortbread cookies. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

   

 



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