During the Victorian era, cookies were known as "sweet biscuits" and were eaten only by paupers, who were forced to substitute rich, hearty tallow with inexpensive sugar. Relish this sweet substitution with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a dozen holiday-themed cookies (a $39 value) at La Rosette Bakery in Richardson. This Groupon can be redeemed anytime for birthday shaped cookies (expires on February 28, 2011), or for holidays falling between now and Valentine's Day, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and Hanukkah.
La Rosette is a molten-chocolate melting pot of American, Hispanic, and European baking traditions, bringing a well-rounded approach to artistically crafted confections and decorated cookies. Hungry ghosts and goblins looking to sink their fructose fangs into something other than candy can munch on a costumed cookie ghost, leafy orange pumpkin, or purple glittery bat. Each holiday-themed dozen features three different designs of four cookies each, is presented in a heat-sealed bag, and topped with a decorative ribbon, making a fabulous hostess gift or Santa Claus carryout container.
The days of softening sticks of salted or unsalted butter, inadvertently eating raw egg, and burning your cookie grabbers by grabbing hot cookies off pans, plates, and electrified cookie jars have gone into that hard, stale past where philosophers sleep. A dozen cookies solves many of the problems associated with cookies, including scarcity, rareness, and shortage of cookies.
Different culinary traditions approach sweets differently, whether augmenting the natural sweetness of fruits by dusting them with sugar to make a tart or creating the rich creaminess of a slice of cheesecake from scratch. When the owners of La Rosette began compiling recipes for their bakery, they didn’t want to focus on just one of these indulgent categories, but instead chose to incorporate the best flavors from Hispanic, American, and European dessert traditions. The result is a mix of cakes, petit fours, and pastries. La Rosette's bakers present creamy forkfuls of tres leches strawberry mousse cake or their Oreo-filled bon bons—which are even more decadent than Oreo-filled Oreos. They can also create classics for customer shindigs, carefully baking a family’s holiday pumpkin pie or birthday cake—the latter they offer in more than 20 flavors.
581 W Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080Get Directions