The holidays are quickly approaching, and we've been on the hunt to find the best sweets and treats in Frisco. We found some of the finest cookies, cakes, macarons, breads, popcorn, fudge, doughnuts and even ice cream! In all the hustle and bustle of the season, here’s an easy way to find your holiday favorites quickly while supporting local businesses.
The Cookie Rack, owned by dear friends Christie and Wendy, opened their first location on Teel and Stonebrook two years ago. This sweet cookie shop features 19+ varieties of gourmet cookies in the case every day with unique flavor combinations and beautiful decorations. During the holiday season, the case is filled with eight different kinds of holiday decorated cookies which add fun and spice to any gathering. Orders can be placed in store, over the phone or online, and can be picked up or delivered from any of their two locations. Their cookies are the prettiest cookies you will ever eat!
Batch Bakery uses scratch ingredients and makes everything in house by hand. They bake every day to ensure their guests have a fresh, delicious experience. While pies are their calling card, they also serve a wide range of other treats, including cookies and cake bars. We encourage you to try their chocolate chess pie and scrumptious spice cake. They hope to add a little joy to your holidays and every day!
If you're craving ice cream on a cold Frisco winter day, then head over to The Star, and you will find our favorite ice cream shop, the Cow Tipping Creamery. For Christmas (12/15 - 12/27), they will have "Jay's Sugar Cookie Stacker," named after Jay, the owner of Cane Rosso & Cow Tipping Creamery. It features Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch cereal-infused soft-serve ice cream, house-made chewy sugar cookie chunks, almond créme frosting, Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch crumb and holiday sprinkles. It’s absolutely the best cold treat you will have this season!
You will be greeted by a heavenly aroma of fresh-baked bread as you walk through the door of Great Harvest Bread Company, located in Starwood Village. Whole-grain flour is milled every day and everything is made from scratch, and you can taste the difference. Daily favorites include honey whole wheat, farmhouse white, dakota and cheddar garlic chive biscuits. During the holiday season they will offer pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin white chocolate scones, cranberry orange loaf bread and cinnamon swirl bread. They also offer a wide variety of daily sweets and signature sandwiches - handmade with simple ingredients.
POParella’s is a full-service gourmet popcorn and candy shop located in Frisco Square that has been in business for 12 years! In addition to offering over 60 flavors of gourmet popcorn, POParella’s has other treats like fudge, cookies and candied nuts, all made in-house. POParella’s specializes in holiday tins, gifts and goodies for any budget. At POParella’s, “It’s not just popcorn, it’s an experience!”
Annie’s Sweets n Treats is located on FM 423 and is owned by a lovely couple, Hannah and Jay. Hannah does all the baking in house and uses top-notch ingredients and never any fillers. Annie’s has so much to offer that will please anyone, from froyo and bubble tea to cookies, cakes and specialty coffees. The red velvet cake paired with a peppermint mocha is a perfect holiday treat! They also offer several gluten-free options with their delicious cookies, macarons and meringues. Spread a little joy to your next holiday event and have Annie’s Sweets n Treats cater!
Unrefined Bakery is a one-stop shop for your holiday needs! They specialize in allergen-free baking with a focus on creating baked goods for specialized diets such as gluten free, vegan, paleo and keto. With over 10 pies to choose from, pre-made stuffings to take home and bake, and various other baked goods ranging from cupcakes to coffee cakes to breads, they make your holidays a piece of cake - pun intended!
Nicki, the owner of Sweets on a Stick, debuted her new storefront in Frisco in November 2020. Her custom-made cake pops and cookies are carefully created to suit your needs, whether for a catered event or your own enjoyment. During the holiday season, a variety of treats will be offered including elf cookies, elf baking accessories and a limited-quantity cookie advent calendar. The advent calendar will feature 24 different mini cookies, each one sealed individually for freshness. Nicki also sells cookie decorating kits and paint-your-own cookies.
Whether it be national, religious or personal, holidays at the Donut Bar are always down for celebration! With over 20 years of experience in the art of donuts, they specialize in visually appealing and mouth-watering donuts. Check out their festive donuts this season, you won’t be disappointed!
Smallcakes Frisco offers 18 cupcake flavors baked fresh daily. They also offer cookies and petite and whole pies for the holidays. Custom cupcakes and cakes for the Christmas season are available for preorder in a variety of everyday flavors. Be sure to check out their website and social media to find out their weekly special menu and flavors of the day!
For more holiday fun, check out this Q&A with Santa Claus or list of best holiday lights in Frisco. Once you've checked off your, be sure to check out all of Frisco's safe, local events and holiday hotel deals.