‘Tis the season for all sorts of delightful holiday goodies, from cookies to cocoa, cakes to cream puffs. Treat yourself to one of these locally made confections!

Wolf’s Ridge Beer + Cookie Pairings

For a bit of tasty holiday fun, Wolf’s Ridge is pairing homemade cookies with its expert roster of brews. They offer three beer and cookie bundles:

  • Chocolate chip cookies + a bomber of Monk’s Hood imperial stout brewed with coffee and cacao
  • Shortbread cookies + a six-pack of Beyond Measure witbier
  • Gingerbread cookies + a pair of 16-ounce cans of Cosmo Canyon cranberry sauce Berliner Weiss

Order the packs online at wolfsridgebrewing.com and have them delivered around Columbus the next day (Tuesdays-Sundays).

Wolf's Ridge Beer and Cookie Bundle

Chocolate Café Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot chocolate bombs are a big trend this season, and the Chocolate Café in Grandview has been creating exquisitely crafted versions. To use, just heat up a mug of milk, then drop in your chocolate bomb and watch it dissolve into a warming mug of hot cocoa! Place orders by calling (614) 485-2233 or sending an e-mail, and learn more about Chocolate Café at chocolatecafecolumbus.com.

Chocolate Cafe Hot Chocolate Bombs

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus Pfeffernüsse Cream Puff

Schmidt’s ever-popular cream puffs are a Columbus classic: giant rounds of choux pastry filled to the brim with sweet, custardy cream. It’s no wonder they’re a perennial hit! On top of Schmidt’s usual flavors, through December they’re offering a flavor inspired by German Pfeffernüsse spice cookies, with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. To get your hands on, stop in their German Village restaurant or order online through schmidtshaus.com.

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus Pfeffernüsse Cream Puff

La Chatelaine Buches de Noel

As part of its holiday offerings, La Chatelaine Cafe & Bakery makes stunning Buches de Noel, a white genoise (sponge cake) rolled with vanilla buttercream inside, then covered in a buttercream flavor of your choosing: vanilla, Belgian chocolate, Grand Marnier, cranberry, or mocha. They’re available in individual, medium, or large sizes, and are adorned with edible and non-edible decorations. Buches de Noel can be ordered at all three La Chatelaine locations – Upper Arlington, Dublin and Worthington – by calling or visiting or by visiting lachatelainebakery.com. Christmas orders must be placed by Dec. 20, and can be picked up Dec. 22-24.

La Chatelaine Buches de Noel

Donna’s Delicious Dozen Grinchmas Box

Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas spirit! Donna’s Delicious Dozen crafts colorful little donuts made to order, and this season they’ve created the Grinchmas Box, a dozen donuts that look like Christmas trees, the Grinch and other holiday delights. You can purchase the Grinchmas Box through Christmas; orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance online at donnasdeliciousdozen.com.

Donna's Delicious Dozen Grinchmas Donuts

Sassafras Bakery Hot Cocoa Cookies with Homemade Marshmallows

Located in Old Worthington, Sassafras’s offerings never disappoint. Amongst its delightful menu of holiday pies, cakes, cookies and other confections are little hot cocoa cookies topped with giant homemade marshmallows. They’re the perfect holiday bite. The cookies will be available through the end of the month; order them online at sassafrasbakery.com.

Sassafras Bakery Hot Cocoa Cookies

Bake Me Happy Gluten-Free Christmas Tree Cakes

Bake Me Happy is your go-to for all sorts of gluten-free nostalgic treats, and this season they’re making little Christmas tree cakes. They’re offering two versions: one with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting dipped in dark chocolate, and one with yellow cake and vanilla frosting dipped in white chocolate. Visit their Merion Village shop or order online here.

Bake Me Happy Christmas Tree Cakes



Beginning Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., we will be giving away one of these sweet treats every week in December on our Instagram page. To enter, all you have to do is like the post, tag three friends in the comments and make sure you're following both Experience Columbus AND the local business featured that week. Winners will then get their treats via contactless curbside pickup.