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Maui Gifts: Maui’s Bakeries are Better Than Danish Butter Cookies

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What’s up with the holiday tins of butter cookies? Yeah, they look festive from the outside but the contents are anything but. Plus, they’re made in India. How about instead giving real baked goods from one of our many local bakeries. You can find lots of these sweet treats at local markets like Puk Sup and Takamiya, or you can head straight to the bakery itself. Many of them are well-known for specialties: Komoda’s–cream puffs and stick donuts; Maui Dee-Lites–shortbread cookies; Four Sisters–butter rolls and cheese rolls; S&J Bakery–pies and breads; Patticakes Bakery–mac nut snow balls; Leoda’s–pies and breads; Stillwell’s–ditto; HomeMaid: manju and malasadas. Have them put it in a white bakery box and embellish it with a bow and you’re good to go. $5-20

Maui Dee-Lites, 322 N Market St., Wailuku; 808-871-7919

Takamiya Market 359 Market St., Wailuku; 808-244-3404

Stillwells Bakery-1740 Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Wailuku; 808-243-2243

Four Sisters, 1968 E. Vineyard St., Wailuku; 808-244-9333

Home Maid Bakery, 1005 L. Main St, Wailuku; 808-244-7015

Patticakes Bakery, 1276 L. Main St., Wailuku; 808-244-7024

Leoda’s, 820 Olowalu Village Rd.; 808-662-3600

Pukalani Superette, 15 Makawao Ave., Pukalani; 808-572-7616

Cash & Carry, 90 Amala Pl., Kahului; 808-871-2535

About Jen Russo

I write the food columns for MauiTime, love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui specialist.