Christmastime at Jarosch Bakery
2018 Order Deadlines & Hours
NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS! Due to the large amount of orders, certain products – such as rye & cinnamon breads, eclairs & bismarks, miniature pastries – won't be available for pick up until later on Christmas Eve morning rather than right when we open. Our friendly and helpful staff will answer all your questions to ensure the best experience possible at our bakery!
- Last Day to Place SHIPPING Orders: Monday, December 10th – All orders placed after the 10th will be sent out January 2nd or after. Visit our Shipping Page for more information.
- Last Day to Place ALL COOKIE ORDERS: Monday, December 17th – This applies to any and all cookies, from chocolate chip & butter jumbles to iced and butter cookies, as well as pre-packaged gift items like tins. Christmas Butter Cookie Ordering has changed this year - please continue down the page for more information
- Last Day to Place NON-COOKIE BAKERY Orders: Thursday, December 20th – This deadline includes all products and order add-ons except custom decorated cakes.
*Due to the high volume of holiday orders to be packed on Saturday, December 22nd and Monday, 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.
Sunday, December 23rd: CLOSED
Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve): 6:30a - 5:00p
Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26th: CLOSED
Thursday, December 27th — Saturday, December 29th: 6:30a - 5:00p
Monday, December 31st (New Year's Eve): 6:30a - 5:00p
Tuesday, January 1st (New Years Day): CLOSED
The bakery will resume its regular hours beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2018
While 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 bakers & decorators - 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.
We only accept Butter Cookie Pre-Orders for 3 Types of Assortments:
Full Assortments, No-Nut Assortments, and Non-Christmas Assortments
There is no pre-ordering of specific cookie types. If you would like certain kinds of butter cookies, we invite you to come to the bakery between November 26th - December 14th and we'll pack up all of your favorites while you wait! We'll happily shrink wrap your boxes, and we highly recommend freezing them until Christmas. It works - we've tried it! Give us a call if you have any questions - our friendly staff is happy to help!
Butter Cookie Gift Packages
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.
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 Sugar Snowflake Cookie Bags, Mitten Bags, and Iced Snowman Face Cookie Bags. Jarosch Bakery Button Cookie Bags and Sprinkle Cookie Bags make ideal gifts for coworkers, teachers, and neighbors during this holiday season.
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!
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!
For a chocolatey Christmas, you'll want to serve the White Chocolate Curl Cake for dessert. This 7" cake offers a chocolatey surprise with three layers of devil's food cake with chocolate buttercream between them. We ice the cake with buttercream icing and cover it with sweet white chocolate curls, then we add a pop of color and sparkle with a red gum paste poinsettia, holiday sign, and pixie dust.
New this Christmas: The Princess Torte! By popular demand, we at Jarosch have created the torte made famous in the Chicago area by Swedish Bakery, which closed its doors last February after 88 years in the baking business. Swedish Bakery kindly shared their recipe for the Princess Torte with us! It has layers of buttery yellow cake with homemade whipped cream and custard fillings. We then ice the cake with whipped cream and enrobe it with scratch-made sage green marzipan. Finally, the torte is finished with a lovely buttercream rose embellishment and pearl drop borders. Available by ORDER ONLY.
Available by ORDER ONLY! The 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!
Add 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.
Add 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!
Available by ORDER ONLY! The 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!
Available by ORDER ONLY! Nothing 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.
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."
Ordering 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!
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 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!
This 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.
A 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.
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!
Thankfully 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!
While 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.
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. This year we're offering the Cupcakes Packs in three different styles so be sure to let us know which ones you need when placing your order. You and your guests can also savor holiday flavors with our December Gourmet Cupcakes.
December Gourmet Cupcakes
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
Our 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.
Add 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
Curl 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
We 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.