No time to bake “Weihnachtsplätzchen”? No problem. Let Zimt Bakery take care of it this year!
The love for baking and fond memories of her Oma Doris from Stuttgart made Alina Tompert launch Zimt Bakery in 2020 during the pandemic. Growing up in California she happily joined her mom in the yearly family tradition of backing “Plätzchen” during Christmas season from an early age on. However, she was particularly impressed by the package of Christmas Cookies that her Oma Doris sent from Germany each year for the holidays. It contained an assortment of about 20 beautiful, unique, lovingly crafted “Guadsle” (the Swabian expression for cookies).
After her grandma’s passing, Alina turned to baking from the recipes that she inherited from Oma Doris: “I am thrilled to present the lineup of Zimt Guadsle for the traditional holiday baking, and my own mash-up of modern flavors in our seasonal line up of Plätzchen”.
Zimt Bakery specializes in Plätzchen and Guadsle, the former being Zimt’s modern seasonal take and the latter being Zimt’s traditional holiday cookies rooted in Oma Doris’ recipes. Over the holidays, Zimt Bakery will offer also homemade Lebkuchen Hearts which are customizable with a name or message. And even our furry friends can join in the delight of freshly baked cookies. Zimt Bakery also makes Plätzchen for Paws!
At Zimt Bakery sustainability plays an important role. All ingredients are ethically sourced, organic, fair trade, and local wherever possible. Dairy and eggs are pasture-raised on California farms. All coloring is naturally derived from organic fruit and vegetable powders. Even the packaging is 100% compostable.
You can find Zimt Bakery every 2nd Saturday of the month at Parkview Village Shops just off of Carson and Bellflower at the small business open-air market hosted by Fair Trade Long Beach. You can also order from Zimt Bakery online at www.zimt.com.
Order by Dec 15th to get your Christmas cookies in time for the holidays
Zimt’s Christmas Plätzchen make a wonderful holiday gift. To make sure you can enjoy them in time for the holiday ORDERS must be received by 15th of December.
Order online at Zimt.com for local pickup and delivery in the Long Beach area or order statewide for shipping.
Images: ©ZimtBakery/Alina Tompert