5 Places to Pick Up a Last-Minute Christmas Dessert in Metro Phoenix

At the beginning of the holiday season you swore that this year you wouldn't just show up with another plate of grocery store cookies on Christmas Day. But as the date creeps closer and closer, you realize there are still presents to be bought (and wrapped), decorations to be hung, and, oh, about a million other tasks that will keep your baking dreams from becoming a reality.

Well, don't fret. There's still time for your dessert table to shine. Whether you're searching for a beautiful Bouche de Noel or a batch of special holiday cookies, we've got a few last minute options.

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Tracy Dempsey Originals Holiday Sweets Boutique

If you need to pick up a sweet treat in the Tempe neighborhood, head to Tracy Dempsey Originals at 1323 West University Drive. The bakery will be open now through Tuesday, December 23 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. You'll be able to get freshly made marshmallows, caramels, cookies, popcorn, and more. For more information check the Tracy Dempsey Originals website.

Tammie Coe Pop-Up at The Henry

Orders for the Christmas Eve Tammie Coe Pop-Up at The Henry in Phoenix must be placed and pre-paid by Saturday, December 20. The menu of holiday treats include Buche de Noel ($50/serves 8), pumkpin pie ($24/serves 6-8), Santa's Sack ($55/serves 8), MJ's Fruitcake ($8), holiday sugar cookies ($26), mini pastries ($27/dozen), and MJ's dinner rolls ($7/dozen). View the complete menu online. Orders will be available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. For more information call 602-253-0829.

Royal Palms' 12 Days of Christmas Boutique

The Royal Palms Resort is counting down the days till Christmas with holiday cookies from the T. Cook's Bakeshop. The remaining lineup of treats includes: Chocolate Mint Leaf, Brown Butter Toffee Blondies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, German Crescent, Baci Kiss Cookie, Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Covered Florentine, and Cranberry Orange Macroon. You will be able to sample, order, and purchase cookies each day in quantities of either a half or full dozen.The Holiday Boutique will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information check the T. Cook's Restaurant Facebook.

Green New American Vegetarian

For vegan Christmas sweets Green New American Vegetarian has both Christmas cookies and Buche de Noel. Cookie platters include S'more Brownies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Peppermint Bark and cost $19.25. 24 hour notice required. Bouche de Noel ($21/serves 4-6 people) will only be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 23. Orders can be placed by calling 602-258-6264. For more information check the Green New American Vegetarian Facebook.

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

You have until Sunday, December 21 to place your order for holiday pies and treats at Super Chunk in Scottsdale. The list of Christmas offerings includes Nanaimo Peanut Butter Pie ($24/8 in.), Pumpkin Pie ($24/8 in.), Eggnog Cheesecake Pie ($24/8 in.), Dutch Apple Pie ($24/8 in.), Coffee Banofi with Extra Toffee "Fall Apart) Pudding Pie ($24/8 in.), Black Walnut and Fig Pie ($24/8 in.), 3-Layer Chocolate Peppermint Cake ($24/6 in.), Miniature Cookie/Blondie/Brownie Platter ($29/60 pieces), and Bulk Bag of Super Chunk Caramel Corn ($12/1 lb.). Orders will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 23 from noon to 6 p.m. or on Wednesday, December 24 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 602-736-2383.

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