10 Best Desserts to Eat This Winter in Houston

Winter isn't just for pie — but the blueberry cobbler pie at Ooh La La is sure a tempting dessert this winter.EXPAND
Winter isn't just for pie — but the blueberry cobbler pie at Ooh La La is sure a tempting dessert this winter.
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It's never too cold to get your sugar fix on — now that the cold front has finally hit Houston, treat yourself to one (or maybe all) of these seasonal desserts around Houston before they disappear.

The peppermint doughssants at Morningstar are über-flaky chocolate croissants shaped into doughnut form, fried and dipped in peppermint sugar.EXPAND
The peppermint doughssants at Morningstar are über-flaky chocolate croissants shaped into doughnut form, fried and dipped in peppermint sugar.
Photo by Morningstar

Peppermint Doughssants at Morningstar: This winter, run, don't walk, to Morningstar — on weekdays, doughnut offerings include peppermint "doughssants," which are flaky chocolate croissants that are fried and coated in peppermint sugar.

Pick up some decorated sugar cookies and other assorted cookies at Michael's Cookie Jar for maximum holiday cheer.EXPAND
Pick up some decorated sugar cookies and other assorted cookies at Michael's Cookie Jar for maximum holiday cheer.
Photo by Erika Kwee

Decorated Sugar Cookies at Michael's Cookie Jar: Last year we told you where to buy the best holiday cookies. Michael's Cookie Jar remains one of the best spots to procure both beautiful and delicious-tasting cookies that will bring anyone holiday cheer.

The sweet potato caramel ice cream at Petite Sweets is a seasonal offering.EXPAND
The sweet potato caramel ice cream at Petite Sweets is a seasonal offering.
Photo by Julie Soefer

Sweet Potato Caramel Ice Cream at Petite Sweets: The sweet, mildly earthy-tasting, marshmallow-studded sweet potato caramel is a unique flavor that's worth a sample this winter. If eating ice cream bundled in jackets isn't quite your style, Petite Sweets also offers several seasonal macaron flavors — think candy cane.

Spiced apple empanadas with lavender icing, apple cider sorbet and pecans are chef Kevin Naderi's take on a fried pie.EXPAND
Spiced apple empanadas with lavender icing, apple cider sorbet and pecans are chef Kevin Naderi's take on a fried pie.
Photo by Roost

Spiced Apple Empanadas at Roost: Roost's spiced apple empanadas are a take on a fried pie, with lavender icing, pecans and apple cider sorbet from Cloud 10 Creamery. The filling is composed of Granny Smith apples, raisins, cherries and spices, which provides the perfect level of sweetness to complement the slight tartness of the sorbet.



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