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Did Someone Say Sugar Plum Shortbread? These Stunning Cookies Are the Perfect Holiday Treat

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At times, it can seem like your Instagram Explore Page knows you better than you know yourself. (Yes, mine is 90 percent Taylor Swift theories, in case you were wondering.) But when I saw these prettier-than-life cookies adorned with delicate florals, I thought they were too good to be true. As much as I wanted them, I thought, There's no way I can get my hands on these. Upon further investigation, I found Alma Kitchen, the brand behind these delicious morsels, is a small, woman-owned business out of Boston. Even better, Alma Kitchen ships nationwide. From flavors like sugar plum to chestnut crème to French spice, these shortbread treats are changing (and elevating) the cookie game. "At Alma, we believe a beautiful life is one that celebrates this simple beauty of nature," writes Alexandra Griffin, founder and CEO of Alma Kitchen, on the brand's website, "and we aim to honor that through the food we create."

Nature is, indeed, at the heart of these baked goods, which are topped with edible flowers to create the most magical box of cookies. But the brand doesn't just talk the talk; for every box of a dozen cookies sold, Alma Kitchen donates a portion of the proceeds to fund the planting of one tree, courtesy of the The Nature Conservancy. The brand minds its carbon footprint, too, offering elegant gift wrapping that is mostly, if not completely, reusable or recyclable. All in all, this is the kind of cookie that can stop an Instagram user mid-scroll. If you don't believe me, take a look at of some of Alma Kitchen's most beautiful collections ahead, including its holiday assortments — the Noël and Nutcracker collections. While these too-pretty-to-eat sweets sell out quickly, you can follow Alma Kitchen on Instagram for the latest updates on restocking and new releases.

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