Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever, and that’s a good thing this holiday season. We rounded up some of the best desserts you can order online, whether you’re looking for a delicious gift or an easy way to end your holiday dinner.
It seemed like a great idea at first: Desserts are a must on the holiday table so why not bake a couple from scratch? But you still have to run out and do some last minute shopping. And you’re definitely going to hit the grocery store a few more times (it doesn’t help that your nephew decided to go full keto recently). Oh, and now the oven is acting up.
Sometimes it’s best to play it safe and let someone else handle the heavy lifting. We’ve rounded up a bunch of sweet standouts that can be ordered directly to your door. It’s pie season, so we’ve included several of those as well as great mail order cookies, cakes, and a non-baked ice cream addition because when it comes to dessert, the more the merrier.
Send them to someone you love, or have them delivered to your own house to help save your sanity this holiday hosting season.
This article is intended to bring some relief to the holiday cooking and/or gift-giving process, but let’s be honest, trying to decide which incredible dessert to order from Ovenly can be stress-inducing. The New York-based bakery has a number of delicious options including not-quite-classic “secretly vegan” Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Black Bottom Pecan Pie that is pure decadence.
The Thanksgiving special Black Bottom Pecan Pie takes the traditional pecan pie you know and love to the next level with a generous dose of chocolate and tons of roasty toasty pecans. This pie was developed with baker extraordinaire (and self-professed pie queen) Erin McDowell, so you know it’s a winner.
Just stamped with Oprah’s seal of approval, this and two other flavors from Piedaho Bakery (Strawberry Vanilla Bean and Blackberry with Fresh Thyme Crust) are available on Amazon—but likely not for long. You can also order from Piedaho’s website if Amazon is sold out!Buy Now
For those looking to go beyond classic pie offerings during the holidays, Ovenly’s Vanilla Salted Caramel Cake will fit the bill. The key is a double dose of caramel, whipped into the buttercream and drizzled on top that makes this sweet treat an absolute showstopper.Buy Now
If your crew is always hankering for something new and different a miso caramel pumpkin pie is likely something they haven’t had before. This heavenly bakery is anchored in New York with three locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan but delivers their sweets nationwide.Buy Now
Oprah tapped a cake for her favorite things on Amazon in 2019 too, so if you want to eat like a star and are decidedly not on Team Pie, order this brunch-worthy crumb cake in a seasonally appropriate maple walnut flavor. But note that it comes in a blueberry crumb version too.Buy Now
Need something super sophisticated that’s also super delicious? A mille crêpe cake from Lady M will wow, whether it’s one of their classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or citron, or a seasonal treat like their chestnut version. The delicate layers of tender, lacy-edged crepes (at least 20 in each cake) and pastry cream or custard look incredible, and taste just as good too. In addition to their signature striped sweets, you’ll find impressive checkerboard cakes, mousse cakes, and cheesecakes, including a limited edition Pumpkin Nuage that beats plain old pie any day.Buy Now
If, however, you remain staunchly Team Pie, you certainly can’t go wrong with serving up a slice of Southern hospitality. This particular pecan pie features a delightfully gooey center and is topped, of course, with a crunchy layer of homegrown Georgia pecans. Buy Now
This New York bar and bakery had an instant hit when it introduced its Instagram-worthy S’mores Pie. A graham cracker crust and creamy chocolate filling provide the foundation to a roasty, toasty marshmallow topping that is oh so addictive.Buy Now
Straight out of North Carolina, this autumnal assortment from Southern Sugar Bakery are mini works of edible art. Along with fall colored leaves, the collection includes plaque cookies with the message “Happy Fall Y’all” to help reinforce that these were indeed baked in the south. Buy Now
The dessert formerly known as Crack Pie is the signature offering from Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar and for good reason. This sinfully sweet and salty creation is housed in an oat cookie crust and finished off with a light dusting of powdered sugar. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at your holiday gathering provided there aren’t any dentists at the table.Buy Now
You’ll be all shook up over this signature offering from what many consider to be the best bakery in Memphis. Chess pie is a no-frills custard-based staple of the south, but Muddy’s presents an elevated take on this classic. The ultra-rich, fudgy filling and flaky, all-butter crust simply can’t be beat. Buy Now
Amy Bouchard has been making whoopie pies for over two decades. In fact, her company Wicked Whoopies has produced over 30 million of the beloved hand-held delight. Wicked’s pies come in a variety of flavors but their maple version featuring rounds of syrup-infused cake filled with fluffy cream is a favorite for the holidays. Buy Now
Kermit’s Key Lime Pie is the best in Key West, or anywhere else for that matter. Local key limes are the key (oh, dad puns!) to a bright, tart filling that complements the pie’s signature graham cracker crust. A ring of whipped cream offers just the right touch of sweetness. Buy Now
The Smothers Family knows a thing or two about apple pie. Not only do they continue to run the Julian Pie Company, the Southern California institution which they founded over 32 years ago, they even bought their own apple orchard. Not surprisingly, apples find their way into nearly all of the bakery’s pies, but the Dutch version, which features a crunchy crumb topping, is a standout. Buy Now
You’ll certainly be stuffed after eating these quarter pound plus cookies jam packed with bonus treats. Including combos like Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with gingersnap and cinnamon graham cracker crumble, Spiced Apple Pie with cider caramel, Sweet Potato with a pecan streusel, and Oreo Bday Cake with fall sprinkles, this seasonal 4-pack is a smorgasbord of fall flavors. Buy Now
An extra-thick layer of creamy pumpkin pie filling is topped off with fluffy whipped cream. It’s a classic, but even more of it than usual, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You can also order a gluten-free pumpkin pie, though it’s not deep dish.Buy Now
If you’re not familiar with the Hoosier Pie, it might just be the best thing to come out of Indiana aside from Larry Bird and David Letterman. It doesn’t get much better than My Sugar Pie’s version which keeps things traditional with the trinity of butter, sugar, and cream. It’s the kind of slice that after taking one bite you’ll be asking, “Where have you been all my life?” Buy Now
Though not technically a baked good, Mochidoki’s ice cream stuffed rice cakes are sure to provide a sweet end to any holiday meal. Flavors run the gamut from Black Honey Walnut to Vegan Lychee, but if you want a taste of the holidays, Pumpkin & Cookies can’t be beat. This seasonal mochi features pumpkin spice ice cream studded with chocolate and vanilla creme cookies for the ultimate two-bite dessert. For now, shipping is only available around the eastern United States so cross your fingers and make sure your state is on the list. Buy Now
For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.
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