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“The Best Butter Cookies”

Ingram's Busy Bee Bakery
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Do not pass go, just head right to this Downers institution! The best butter cookies ever, an amazing array of cookies, cakes and pastries-always tasty, just go. Too many delectable choices, so go back again. I may try to have some shipped!

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The cakes, breads and pastries here are all delicious, but my favorite treat is the Italian butter cookies. I've been shopping at Busy Bee my whole life and those cookies are my must-have when back in DG.

The cookies with chocolate frosting filling are the best and just melt in your mouth.

Note: my father prefers the chocolate chip and my sister doesn't like how the cookies melt in your mouth. To each their own.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is the greatest small bakery in the western suburbs of Chicago. They have a huge selection of fresh baked cookies, pastries, and cakes all the time. The greatest is their doughnut holes. They are large enough to be other stores regular doughnuts. I usually get 2 dozen because 12 doughnut holes disappear fast. The only problem is that you need to get there early in the morning to get them (before 10am). Great friendly counter help make this place a joy to get goods from. Definitely worth the time to find a parking spot in downtown Downers Grove and get something yummy.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Old fashioned bakery like you used to find all over Chicago. The flavor and quality are terrific. Remember the streusel coffee cake that was split and filled with buttercream? They have that, and you can buy it by the slice. Fresh pastries, sweet rolls, kolaches, cupcakes, cakes, donuts, and more. Parking is tough, especially with the
farmers market on Saturday. Still worth the trip.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Yeah, it was my job to take the dough from here and pilot over there, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, spread out!

The coffe cakes and sweet rolls in this place are really good, just like the old days. The donuts and kolackys leave a little to be desired although they may have been a little past their prime. The houska is a little light on the raisins and spices. Makes it look like they're skimping to save a little money on ingredients. Me? I'd rather pay more and get it the way it's supposed to be.

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