Sweet Flour Bake Shop

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Flavour of the Month: The holiday season’s eight best sweet treats

Flavour of the Month: The holiday season's eight best sweet treats

Christmas cookies make fun party snacks and charming gifts, but not everyone’s cut out to be a baker. With Toronto’s pool of professional talent, it’s easy to throw together a slaved-all-day style cookie spread without breaking out the mixer. Here, eight holiday treats that are scrumptious and readymade—not that anyone has to know.

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Bloor West Village Guide: our 20 favourite places between High Park and the Humber

Though solidly yuppified, this erstwhile eastern European enclave has held on to its tradition of thriving small businesses. Neighbours are genuinely chummy, moms trade intel on good nannies and bad teachers (between Pilates classes in the park), and the main drag offers almost everything.

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Just Opened: Sweet Flour Bake Shop

Where the magic happens: The interior of Sweet Flour Bake Shop

Where the magic happens: Sweet Flour Bake Shop, in Bloor West Village, offers instantly cooling cookies, made to order

Kim Gans, the owner of Sweet Flour Bake Shop, is not from around here. We don’t just mean that she’s from Cleveland (she is); we mean she’s from a wonderland where cookies defy the laws of physics and take just two minutes to reach a state of gooey goodness. Gans brought her desserts to Bloor West Village in the spring when she opened Sweet Flour Bake Shop, a café-style bakery where fresh cookies are made to order. Customers pick from over 20 mix-ins (sprinkles, figs, mini-pretzels, etc.) and from three fast-cooking doughs (peanut butter, plain, oatmeal). Wait two minutes, and then the cookie ($2.50) is laid on the “frost top,” which instantly takes the piping-hot treat down to an edible temperature.

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