Tired of the same old cookie-cutter, days-old pastries for your Monday morning work meeting? Why not surprise your colleagues this week with a fine selection of freshly baked muffins and scones from Rosie’s Bakery? A Boston-based bakery in business since 1974, Rosie’s has numerous varieties, including blueberry, coffee cake and cranberry orange muffins, as well as breakfast sandwiches, croissants and cinnamon buns that are sure to delight even the grumpiest of workers come Monday morning.
Judy Rosenberg, owner of Rosie’s with partner Eliot Winogad, began her business by chance. After studying art in college, one day she decided to decorate some heart-shaped sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day in 1974. She brought them around to shops in the Harvard Square area, including Baby Watson Cheesecake, whose owner’s customers loved them so much he called the following day asking for more products. And so began Rosie’s Bakery, which has expanded throughout the years and today has two locations, one at 2 South Station in Boston and another on Boylston Street on Chestnut Hill.
But don’t just stop at breakfast. Rosie’s is also your go-to bakery for award-winning cookies, bars, cakes, cupcakes, pies and tarts. The bakery has been recognized both locally and across the country, with Rosenberg’s chocolate chip cookies and brownies being awarded multiple times by “Boston Magazine.” Her Chocolate Orgasm brownies were initiated into the “Boston Magazine” Hall of Fame and named one of “Chocolatier” magazine’s Best 12 Desserts. And one of her wedding cakes was once featured on the cover of “Bon Appetit.”
To find all these delectable recipes, pick up a copy of Rosenberg’s cookbook, “The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book,” which had a record-breaking QVC run and was named in 2011 as one of National Public Radio’s best new cookbooks that year. Or, stop by one of Rosie Bakery’s two locations and try—just try—to choose between all that is offered.