12 bakeries. 3.5 hours. Ready to take the challenge ?
lifestyle website Only in your state has mapped out the perfect road trip for holiday cookie lovers: a winding path along the state’s east coast that leads you to some of Wisconsin’s best bakeries.
You can find an editable version of this map here. (Google only allows 10 addresses at a time, so the map starts in Wauwatosa and ends in De Pere, but you’ll need to direct it to the specific bakeries once you start driving!)
Stop #1: La Tarte Bakery
6742 W Wells St.
Order: Festively Frosted Cut-Out Cookies
PRIME: Call ahead and the bakery will prepare a personalized gift box (a great hostess gift for a Christmas party!)
Stop #2: Peter Sciortino Bakery
1101 E Brady St.
Order: Italian butter cookies (sold by the pound, to go)
Stop #3: Mila European Bakery
239 Main Street N.
Order: Almond Cream Cheese Cookies
PRIME: The cream cheese bars, in apple, nut, chocolate chip and strawberry flavors, are addictive!
Stop #4: Bakery of the World
W62 N588 Washington Ave.
Order: Chocolate chip cookies and perfectly moist Parisian macaroons
Stop #5: Daily Bakery Company
211 N. Franklin Street
Order: Lime, chocolate, cherry and pecan and/or molasses spice cookies
Stop #6: Johnston Bakery
1227 Upper Ave.
Order: Sugar Cookies with Seasonal Sprinkles (with a hot mocha mint – a customer favourite)
PRIME: If you pack a cooler, you can take frozen cookie dough home with you!
Stop n°7: Bakery of Oostburg
16 N. 10th St.
Order: Frozen themed cookies (we recommend the ones with Olaf!)
Stop #8: French Creek Bakery
205 S. Packer Drive
Order: Chocolate chip cookie cake (served whole or sliced)
PRIME: The bakery’s cinnamon rolls are as big as your head AND taste just as awesome.
Stop #9: Simple Simon Bakery
218 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Order: “Ugly Sweater” Cookies
Stop #10: Manderfield Home Bakery
W3176 Springfield Drive
Order: Pumpkin Cut and Glazed Holiday Cookies
PRIME: With over 100 different cookie cutters and stencils, you can call ahead and the bakers will customize a cookie for you.
Stop #11: Alpha Delights Bakery
143 N. Wisconsin St.
Order: Florentines, Tea Cookies and/or Snickerdoodles (anything from the Christmas corner of the bakery is delicious!)
Stop #12: Uncle Mike’s bakery
1840 Dickinson Road.
Order: Double Doozies (a cookie/icing sandwich)
PRIME: Bring home a Kringle with pecans and sea salt caramel – it has over 1,400 5-star reviews and has been named the best Kringle in North America!