Gingerdead Men from Curious Confections
The husband and wife team behind Curious Confections are gaining quite a following for their homemade cookies and candies. For Halloween they're making pumpkin caramels flavored with pumpkin pie spices and dotted with pumpkin seeds. Their playful "gingerdead men" are traditional gingerbread cookies minus some limbs and heads and frosted accordingly.
Dirt n' Worms Doughnut at Red Rabit Cooperative Bakery
This vegan baking cooperative has a reputation for producing some of the most creative doughnuts in town. Naturally, they've developed some fun treats for Halloween. This special flavor is a chocolate frosted doughnut with a generous coating of chocolate cookie crumb and finished with three gummy worms.
Halloween Macarons at La Patisserie
This French-style bakery is well-known for their macarons, and on Halloween they'll be giving each customer a holiday version of their specialty. Until then, you can buy these macarons at the shop. Somehow the bakers manage to create an orange candy corn corn flavored frosting sandwiched between one white and one yellow cookie, creating the recognizable color pattern of the candy. The black Oreo-flavored macaron contains real Oreos, while the blood orange macaron is typically available year round.
Halloween Shortbreads at Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
Holiday cutout cookies have a reputation for tasting like cardboard. Not so at Quack's. These buttery shortbread cookies are of medium thickness and come in fun shapes like ghosts, black cats, bats, skulls, and Jack-o'-lanterns. They don't hold back in the glitter department, either.
Halloween Cupcakes at La Mexicana Bakery
At this time of year, the huge variety of Day of the Dead altarpieces made from sugar get all the attention at this Austin institution. But this Mexican bakery also makes Halloween-themed desserts like giant crumbly skull cookies and cupcakes topped with a cloud of meringue frosting dyed garishly bright colors.