Christmastime at Jarosch Bakery

Holiday Deadlines and Hours

Place your orders early! Due to the high volume of Holiday orders, we cut off ordering several days before Christmas Eve. Orders for some products may be stopped even earlier than the deadlines below so the sooner you place your order the better! In addition, certain products– such as rye & cinnamon breads, eclairs & bismarks, miniature pastries, and more– will be available for pick up later in the morning rather than right when we open. Our friendly and helpful staff will answer all your questions to ensure the best experience possible at Jarosch Bakery!


Last Day to Place SHIPPING Orders: Monday, December 12th – All orders placed after the 12th will be sent out January 3rd or after.

Last Day to Place  ALL COOKIE ORDERS: Saturday, December 17th – This applies to any and all cookies, from chocolate chip & butter jumbles to iced and butter cookies, and gift items as well. 

Last Day to Place BAKERY (Non-Cookie) Orders: Wednesday, December 21st – This deadline includes all products except custom decorated cakes.

*Due to the high volume of holiday orders to be packed on Saturday, December 24th, we CANNOT ANSWER THE PHONES until that afternoon so please order ahead. If you want to shop, there will be plenty of products for purchase in store.

Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 24th: 6:30a-5:00p

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED

Monday, December 26th: CLOSED

Tuesday, December 27th — Saturday, December 31st: 6:30a-5:00p

Sunday, January 1st: CLOSED

Monday, January 2nd: CLOSED

The bakery will resume its regular hours beginning January 3, 2017

Toy Drive

Help us support the pediatric patients at St. Alexius Medical Center in their annual toy drive. From December 5th through December 17th, we will be collecting toys for donation. For each toy you donate, you will receive 2 Bakery Bucks to use on future purchases. Limit 6 Bakery Bucks per household. St. Alexius is asking for NEW toys for infants through teenagers. Please include batteries if a toy requires them. Lists of toy suggestions are available in-store.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas means cookies and Jarosch Bakery has a festive assortment that’ll make even the Grinch shout “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Classic Sugar Trees and sleek iced Yuletide Cookies will add a pop of color to every dessert tray while traditional spiced Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Santas are wrapped to fit perfectly in any stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Cookie Gifts

Make holiday shopping less hectic and let Jarosch do the baking, decorating, and gift wrapping for you! Add a touch of whimsy to a friend’s day with wrapped Fancy Frosted Tree Cookies and Iced Snowman Face Cookie BagsJarosch Bakery Button Cookie Bags, Sprinkle Cookie Bags, and Cookie Baskets make great gifts for coworkers, teachers, and neighbors during this holiday season.


Christmas Cookie Basket

Cookie Basket Cookies

 2 Yuletide Cookies          

1 Tree Cookie

2 Ornament Cookies

1 Star Cookie

2 Snowflake Cookies

2 Sprinkle Cookies


Cookie Baskets '16

Butter Cookies

Christmas Butter cookie boxesWhile Jarosch Bakery’s regular Butter Cookies are known far and wide for their addictive buttery flavors, did you know we create a second assortment of Jarosch butter cookies at Christmastime? All 47 varieties of these delicate, scratch-made cookies are hand cut, dipped, and decorated by our talented cookie elves, down to the very last chocolate button on every Snowman! The time, effort, and care put into Jarosch Butter Cookies make each cookie box an extra special treat for your friends and family.

Priced by weight, we package these beautiful little cookies in a variety of forms— boxes, round trays, shaped trays, and tins— all ideal as gifts to clients, coworkers, friends, and family. Be sure to snag a box for yourself too! 


Have specific favorites? You can select the cookie types you prefer in the quantities you need. Check out our list below of regular and holiday butter cookies. This special holiday selection is available only in December and you’ll need to order early to get all your favorites!


Jarosch Bakery will be baking a variety of fresh rolls and breads this holiday season. Choose from plain, sesame, or poppy butter & egg dinner rolls, Parker House rolls, croissants, salt sticks, potato rolls, and more to serve at your holiday feast. Treat your family to toasted Cinnamon Bread and Cinnamon Raisin Bread on Christmas morning then pair leftover ham with slices of homemade Caraway Seed or Plain Rye Loaves for an epic sandwich! Our Cranberry Nut Bread is pre-wrapped, making it the perfect addition to Christmas gift baskets.


We’re offering a festive selection of breakfast coffeecakes available only in December! First, the Christmas Tree and Christmas Wreath Coffeecakes are great for a crowd, and while they have candied fruits on top, the coffeecakes themselves consist of plain, buttery dough topped with streusel and icing. Back for December only, the Marzipan has sweet and nutty marzipan generously layered between classic Danish coffeecake dough shaped into a large pretzel and finished with streusel and icing. Finally, our Cranberry Cream Cake is a tender, sweet bundt cake filled with tart cranberries, covered with biscuit icing, and finished with sparkly red pixie dust. It's a delightful little cake ideal for a morning treat!

Plus we have all of your family’s favorites like the Swedish Flat, Chocolate Chip Coffeecake, New Look, Pizza, and more so be sure to order enough to send home with your guests!

Christmas Cakes & Tortes

Every holiday party needs a show-stopping dessert. Jarosch Bakery’s selection of decorated Christmas cakes will brighten every dessert table. Custom sizes, flavors, and decorations are available: call or stop by and our friendly staff will assist you in designing the perfect holiday cake!

Poinsettia Ganache CakeFor a chocolatey Christmas, you'll want to serve the Poinsettia Ganache Cake for dessert. This 7" cake has three layers of devil's food cake with chocolate buttercream between them. White buttercream icing with chocolatey ganache dripping down the sides covers the cake, and we add a pop of color with a red gum paste poinsettia.

Peppermint Ganache TorteThe classic Christmas pairing of peppermint and chocolate come to life in our Peppermint Ganache Cake. Peppermint buttercream provides the filling and icing surrounding three layers of devil's food cake. For that extra chocolatey touch, ganache is drizzled down the sides and decorated with peppermints. If you love peppermint hot chocolate, this one's for you!

Snowflake Cake '16Add sparkle and shine to your dessert table this year with our Snowflake Cake. Soft, vanilla white cake is layered with white chocolate mousse buttercream filling and covered with icy blue buttercream. A pearly sheen, sparkling pixie dust, and sugar snowflakes provide the wintery finish to this gorgeous cake.

Christmas WC TorteAdd fun and festivity to your table with the Christmas Whipped Cream Torte! Strawberry cream filling is sandwiched between three layers of white vanilla cake-- one pink, one green, and one white-- and iced with fluffy homemade whipped cream. For even more color, red and green sprinkles cover the sides and the top is adorned with Christmas decorations. Since it's whipped cream, don't forget to refrigerate it!

Santa Face CakeThe kids will love the Santa Face Cake! Choose from Yellow, Devil's Food, or Half & Half cake layers with buttercream filling and icing. Custom fillings and sizes are available so remember to order early!

Wreath CakeNothing looks more like Christmas than our Wreath Cake! Choose Yellow, Devil's Food, or Half & Half cake layers with buttercream filling and icing. Custom fillings and sizes are available to order.

Yule Log (NEW DESIGN)Our gorgeous Yule Log is a traditional Christmas staple consisting of either Yellow or Devil's Food cake rolled with chocolate buttercream filling and iced in our rich fudge. It's festively decorated with gum paste holly and edible "snow."

Let it Snow CakeOrdering a custom decorated cake for the season? Our "Let It Snow" decor creates a fun, wintery scene in a snow-covered forest with lots of hills for great sledding! Choose the perfect size and flavors for your party - just remember to order early!

Traditional Treats

This selection of classic Christmas fare features favorites from our own German heritage like Stollen, Pfeffernusse,and Springerle. We’re also baking other traditional European items like Yulekaga, Limpa Bread, and the ever-present holiday Fruit Cake. Stock up on these seasonal products as they won’t last past December… except for the fruit cake.

Limpa Bread

Limpa 1Limpa is a Swedish Rye Bread and traditional favorite during the holiday season. The citrus notes and hint of anise create a soft, sweet loaf that pairs beautifully with jams, preserves, cream cheese, and even just lightly toasted with a little butter. We bake it only during November and December so be sure to grab a few extra loaves for the freezer!


Yulekaga 2This Norwegian Christmas Bread is a rare seasonal treat found at Jarosch Bakery only in December! Candied fruits, citron, and cardamom give the buttery dough plenty of sweet and warm holiday flavor. Serve it sliced with a goat cheese spread for a Christmas appetizer or toast and serve it with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast. Available in one and two pound loaves.


Stollen 2A well-known European holiday treat, Stollen has a long, distinguished history, having been baked for the first time at the Council of Trent! It is a buttery German Christmas bread filled with candied fruits and pecans that is spiced with mace and a bit of citrus, a perfect coffeecake with breakfast or as a light dessert. Choose your size - small or large - and choose your topping: Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Plain, or Icing.

Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

It just isn't Christmas without Fruit Cake! Sure, it's a heavy loaf but that's because it's filled-- and we mean FILLED-- with a colorful array of candied fruits and nuts adding sweetness and crunch. And of course, rum extract adds the traditional flavor that pairs nicely with all of those fruits. At Jarosch, our Fruit Cake is wrapped with a bow and ready to go for the holidays!


PfeffernusseThankfully you don't need to know how to spell or say the name of these Christmas cookies in order to enjoy them! Pronounced "Feffer-noose-eh," these "pepper nut" cookies are German gingerbread cookies covered in peppermint icing and coated in powdered sugar. They're great served with tea or coffee and we pre-pack them in bags so you can keep a holiday sweet stash at your desk!



Springerle 2While the dough is fairly simple-- butter, sugar, eggs, flour-- the process to make Springerle cookies is extensive. Once rolled with the various decorative designs Springerle are known for, these delicate, chewy cookies flavored with anise oil must sit and proof for hours before being baked for another long duration. The work is worth it though, as these lovely biscuits conjure memories of childhood and Christmastime in Germany.

Christmas Cupcakes

Bring color and character to your Christmas table with cupcakes from Jarosch. Our Christmas Cupcake Packs contain three yellow and three devil’s food cupcakes festively decorated for the season and already packed to go. Delight friends and family with elaborate Christmas Character Cupcakes or savor holiday flavors with our December Gourmet Cupcakes.


Christmas Character Cupcakes

December Gourmet Cupcakes

Petite Pastries

Given the extensive assortment of fabulous Jarosch Bakery desserts available this holiday season, we understand wanting to try one of everything! For those hoping to offer a wide selection of items at this year’s Christmas party, choose from six deliciously decorated Cake Shots each with its own little spoon, sparkly holiday Petit Fours, and Miniature Pastries arranged beautifully on trays. Take a break amidst the hectic holiday season and treat yourself to a Santa Belly, Hot Cocoa Mousse Cup, or a slice of Fruit Cake. Just remember: order early!

December Cake Shots


Christmas Petit Fours

Christmas Petit Fours 3Our Christmas Petit Fours will add a bit of sparkle and festivity to your holiday table! These elegant morsels have a thin layer strawberry preserves and buttercream between two layers of white vanilla cake. Sweet white fondant is delicately draped over the  little cake and then finished with a touch of red or green spray, a buttercream Christmas design, and a sprinkle of pixie dust.

Santa Bellies

Santa BelliesAdd a little "Ho! Ho! Ho!" to your holiday with bright and festive Santa Bellies! To make these terrific tummies, buttery yellow crunch cakes filled with creamy buttercream are iced with sweet red fondant and finished with the classic Santa belt and buttons. For a bit of twinkle, we sprinkle the bellies with pixie dust.

Hot Cocoa Cups

Hot Cocoa Mousse CupCurl up with a Hot Cocoa Cup filled with delicate chocolate mousse! No cup of hot chocolate would be complete without a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate "steam," and a couple of cookies on the side. The best part? You can eat the mug too!

Fruit Cake Slice

Fruit Cake SliceWe get it: Fruit Cake has a notorious reputation and most people have a Love/Hate relationship with this Christmas staple. At Jarosch Bakery we offer individually wrapped slices of Fruit Cake for that one person at every Christmas party who needs to have it each year. So if you're feeling adventurous or have a craving for Fruit Cake this season, stop in and grab a slice or two!


Contact us to shop for your special Christmas desserts this holiday season. We create a wide selection of holiday treats for our customers throughout Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and the Chicago Metro area.