So, you want to give your barista, kid's teachers and postal carrier an assortment homemade cookies, neatly nestled in a cardboard pastry box and tied with French bistro twine to let them know how much you appreciate what they do throughout the year. A thoughtful and time-honored gesture to be sure. The only problems: you don't bake and you have no idea what French bistro twine is.
No problem; Leslie Mackie, the owner of Macrina Bakery does. She and her crew of artisan bakers are at the ready with an assortment of traditional holiday confections such as Angel Thumbprints, Swedish Overnights, Mexican Wedding Cakes and Lemon-Pistachio Crescents. Other holiday treats that you can call your own include decorated gingerbread men cookies, spiced nuts, panettone and cranberry chutney. They even sell brandied fruitcake.