NYC’s 6 Best Gingerbread Treats

December 17, 2012 6:00 AM

Whether you’re a fan of the classic gingerbread cookie or want to spice up this Christmas with something new, New York City’s bakeries offer something for everyone this Christmas. From a replica of the city’s newest arena to simple and sweet gingerbread men, these are NYC’s seven best gingerbread desserts. You can thank us for making you the hit of the holiday party.

More: The 8 Best Holiday Treats In NYC

Gingerbread Barclays Center, Joyce Bakeshop

Barclays Center Gingerbread

646 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 623-7470

More: NYC’s 5 Best Black & White Cookies

At the end of each year, this Brooklyn bakeshop whips up a gingerbread structure to represent something from the borough they call home. Previous concoctions have included the Brooklyn Bridge, the Arch at Grand Army plaza and the 2 train. This year’s sweet structure is a Barclays Center replica, to be raffled off just before Christmas. Tickets are $2. For a shot to own a Christmas version of the new arena, visit

Gingerbread White Hot Chocolate, Le Parker MeridienGingerbread White Hot Chocolate At Knave

119 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-5000

More: The 5 Best Cups Of Hot Cocoa In NYC

This specialty hot chocolate from Le Parker Meridien is topped with ginger candy and served with a gingerbread cookie. If that’s not enough to get you in the Christmas spirit, 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit City Harvest. It’s all a part of the hotel’s Gingerbread Extravaganze, a yearly yuletide event at the establishment.

Duane Park Patisserie’s Whimsical Ginger Deadmen

whimsical ginger deadmen NYCs 6 Best Gingerbread Treats

(courtesy Duane Park Patisserie)

179 Duane Street

More: NYC’s 8 Best Christmas Cookies

Duane Park Patisserie’s creative take on the gingerbread holiday classic is bound to spark a conversation. So, if you’re looking to spice up the holiday dessert table, Duane Park Patisserie’s Whimsical Ginger Deadmen are just the treat.

Gingerbread Macaroon, Macaron Cafe

Chocolate Ginger Macaron

750 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 983-2370

One of two locations in New York, Macaron Café is known for their impressive variety of macaroons. With flavors rotating on a regular basis, stop in and buy one from the café’s daily menu. This season, try the Dark Chocolate-Candied Ginger Macaron. A delicious light and refreshing treat, the macaron has just a hint of ginger. With a satisfying chocolate candied center, we bet you can’t eat just one.

just gingerbread NYCs 6 Best Gingerbread Treats

(credit: Amy’s Cookies)

Just Gingerbread from Amy's Cookies

225 34th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Simple and sweet, these Brooklyn-born gingerbread men have been called some of the best seasonal cookies in New York City ($40 for 24 cookies). Additionally, this artisanal bakery has beautiful dreidel shaped cookies for Chanukkah plus an entirely edible winter wonderland of snowflake, reindeer and Santa cookies.

Dylan’s Candy Bar’s Petite Cookies

(credit: Dylan's Candy Bar)

(credit: Dylan’s Candy Bar)

1011 Third Ave at 60th St

If visions of sugar plums have been dancing in your head all month, Dylan’s Candy Bar is the place to be. Snappy ginger infuses their gingerbread cookies and gives them the perfect mouth-warming bite that will make you forget all about the cold. The perfect addition to Holiday parties, enjoy the colorful treats with a big glass of milk or hot chocolate.

For the latest on the holidays and where to eat in NYC, follow us on Twitter!

Annie Reuter is a freelance writer and the founder of

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Listen Live