What You'll Get
Back when the snickerdoodle and the Thin Mint were nothing more than dance crazes, sock-hopping teens secretly wished for tiny candied Frisbees to complement their moves. Wishes do come true with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a package of a dozen gourmet holiday cookies from La Victoria Bakery (a $40 value). Each package includes:
- Three coffee-and-gingersnap cookies
- Three prickly-pear Linzer-jam cookies
- Three 100% Valrhona-chocolate cookies
- Three brazil-nut cajeta alfajores cookies<p>
After December 25, when the holiday selection is no longer available, clients may use the value of this Groupon for $40 worth of any in-store seasonal cookies.
La Victoria Bakery’s pastry whisperers have whipped up gourmet and specialty holiday and seasonal cookies assembled with local and organic ingredients for more than 62 years. The coffee-and-gingersnap cookies blend De La Paz Third Wave coffee with fresh ginger, creating a piquant treat that wakes up taste buds before exhaustive munching marathons. Prickly-pear cookies utilize a cactus fruit native to the West Coast, melding it with fresh hazelnuts and homemade Linzer jam. Brazil-nut cajeta alfajores cookies draw inspiration from Spanish and South American cuisine, with traditional Latin cajeta boasting a flavor that resembles caramel both in its sweetness and debatable pronunciation. Classic chocolate-chip cookies, made from high-end Valrhona chocolate, round out the combination, and seasonal cookies are still available after the holiday selection ends December 24.
La Victoria Bakery is also able to ship to military members abroad. For more information on overseas military mail, please click [here](https://stamps.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/774/~/overseas-military-mail-(the-apo%2Ffpo-system).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Shipping valid in the continental U.S. and to military bases. Extra $11 fee for shipping in U.S. and extra fee for military base shipping. In-store pick for holiday cookies (until Dec. 24) valid only Dec. 20-24; must order by 12/12 for holiday cookie shipping and pick-up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About La Victoria Bakery
Although Gabriel Maldonado left his hometown of Michoacan, Mexico in the early 1940s for new opportunities in the United States, he wasn't able to leave behind his family's century-long baking traditions. After long days of laying railroad tracks around Suisun Bay, he spent his evenings in a refurbished garage space, baking sweet pastries and breads inside an old pizza oven. The next morning, he would load the baked goods into his 1938 Cadillac and sell them to the local port and plant workers. He finally laid down firmer roots for his business in 1951, establishing La Victoria Bakery in the Mission District.
The current pastry chef, Luis Villavelazquez, recently upgraded the bakery's Mexican pastries to gourmet status by fusing Latin ingredients into famous French confections. In addition to vegan-friendly items and traditional cookies and cakes crafted from fresh eggs and milk, the 60-year-old panaderia churns out pan dulce from a family recipe passed down through generations of text messages as well as locally roasted fair-trade coffee and Argentinean empanadas.