At this time of year, Austin bakeries and ice cream shops are simply bursting with both peppermint and eggnog-flavored sweets. You'll also find Christmas cookies galore, with plenty of seasonal cupcakes, cranberry blondies, cream puffs filled with gingerbread cream, and boozy ice cream. Click through the slide show to see where we're getting our fill.
About the author: Meredith Bethune is a writer who of course likes feeling hip and cool at the latest trendy restaurant, but she feels most comfortable tracking down the best tacos, pizza, and barbecue. Follow her on Twitter (@MeredithBethune).