Sweeter by the Dozen

January 2010
Written By: 
Blair Knobel
Photographs by: 
Paul Mehaffey

Croissants Bistro and Bakery in Myrtle Beach delivers the ultimate holiday cookie, just in time for parties, gifts, and, of course, Santa

In the midst of the holiday burnout—er, frenzy—it’s easy to forget the sweet sides to the season. After making your list and checking it twice, there isn’t much time to savor the most wonderful time of the year.

But Croissants Bistro and Bakery, a Euro-inspired café in Myrtle Beach serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offers a bevy of homemade pastries—including croissants, muffins, cakes, and pies—to perk up any day. And this time of year seems to stir up a particular fondness for Saint Nick’s
favorite: cookies.

Heidi Vukov, the owner of Croissants whose love for sweet things came from hours spent in her grandmother’s German kitchen, has perfected her specialty cookie recipes, baking up several kinds throughout the year. During the holidays, Heidi’s sugar cookies receive top billing, their festive shapes of candy canes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and holiday lights popular picks for gifts, dessert, or Santa’s complimentary snack.

The cost per cookie ranges between $3 and $4, depending on its size and design. If Santa’s sleigh isn’t in the mix, you may request a custom cutout or decoration, which the bakery can typically turn around in twenty-four hours.

So, make merry this season and make your way to Heidi’s quaint eatery for these sugar-kissed treats. Because, though seasonal indulgences may seem naughty, they sure are nice ways to remember the sweetness of the holidays.