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Sure, baking cookies for that party, special occasion or for the kid’s classroom seemed like a good idea a few weeks ago, but then you got busy. Never fear, if you have an occasion coming up and are in need of some cookies, there are many great bakers in Pittsburgh that can easily come to your rescue. With a few days notice, you can order a nice assortment, a few dozen of your favorites or something extra special. These Pittsburgh bakers make it easy to check one more thing off of your to do list.

La Gourmandine
4605 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 682-2210

If you have a very special occasion coming up, La Gourmandine offers the best in French pastries. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to wow your guests at brunch or bring something extra special to a party. Choose from a variety of petit-fours and small cookies and pastries. From profiteroles, cream puffs on chocolate shortbread to perfect French macarons, there are many options at La Gourmandine. The menu changes frequently, so check back often and call if you don’t see a favorite special item.

Prantl’s Bakery
5525 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-2092

Although Prantl’s Bakery is famous for its burnt almond torte, this bakery has a wide variety of delicious sweets to offer. If you are looking for cookies, this is a great option. You can enjoy some assorted iced sugar cookies for your party or a selection of mini cookies for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary party. Choose from a variety of cookies such as butter cookies, thumbprints, classic chocolate chip, mini brownies, jelly and peanut butter. You are sure to find your favorite among the cookies offered at Prantl’s.

Cookies By Rachel
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 302-1318

If you are looking for a truly homemade taste for your cookies, give Cookies by Rachel a call. Located in the South Hills, you can order cookies from Cookies by Rachel via phone or email. You can choose some of your favorites or enjoy a tray with a wide variety of favorites. Cookies by Rachel offers cookie classics such as iced thumbprints, lady locks, sugar cookies, shortbread cookies and Florentines. Be sure to try the decadent chocolate peanut butter cookies or chocolate truffle cookies. They are sure to become your new go-to special occasion cookies.

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Sweet Bites
300 Blackheath Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 889-3823

If you are looking for an eye catching assortment of cookies for your party, wedding or shower, take a look at the offerings from Sweet Bites. You can enjoy a nice selection of bite size cookies that fit with the color and theme of your event. Want something warm and welcoming? Try a mixed tray of orange thumbprints, coconut macaroons, frosted cherry, lemon drops, nut horns, caramel thumbprints and strawberry lilies. Give Sweet Bites a call with your requests, and let them create the perfect tray for your occasion.

Pittsburgh Sugar Company
(412) 216-9143

Pittsburgh Sugar Company uses passed down family recipes to create tasty combinations of classic favorite cookies. Call or email to order what you need for your next occasion in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Sugar Company makes local favorites such as chocolate chip, cream wafers, pizzelles and Russian tea cakes in small or large assorted trays. Also offered are gourmet chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered popcorn as an additional way to tempt your guests.  Try Pittsburgh Sugar Company to bring homemade cookies to your next event without all of the work.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at