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4 Scottsdale Sweet Spots

BY Dena Roché | May 9, 2017 | Feature Features

Nothing says fun and summer like a sweet treat. You'll be hard-pressed to find the willpower to resist these tempting gourmet guilty pleasures.
Le Macaron at Scottsdale Quarter bakes its macarons using traditional techniques found in the pâtisseries of France.

Cookie Monster
Sprinkles Cupcakes captured our hearts long ago with its sugar-capped cups of spongy cake. Sure, we’ve loved those confections forever, but Scottsdale had been missing out on the cult cookies ($33 per dozen). That is, until now. New favorites like Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip and Salted Oatmeal Cornflake grace the case, along with the perennial cupcake classics. Mother’s and Father’s Day editions are currently on sale. 4501 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Ice Cream Social
Old-fashioned soda fountain meets 21st century flavors at Sweet Provisions, the brainchild of chef Christopher Collins of Grassroots Kitchen & Tap and Wally’s American Gastropub. Don’t miss the roasted banana walnut and caramel brownie ice creams, made from scratch with local milk and cream ($4 for a single scoop). Willy Wonka fans will enjoy the selection of more than 30 varieties of new and nostalgic candies. 8120 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

Have Merci
Sure, there are several macaron bakeries in town, but only Le Macaron serves up the Macaron Sundae ($7). This decadent dessert layers gelato, sweet sauces, a malt ball and different flavors of the shop’s popular macarons to create the ultimate Parisian indulgence. Le Macaron recently expanded its menu to include crepes and apple tartlets, and launched special seasonal macaron flavors like lemon cream and black currant (from $2.75). Scottsdale Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Dessert Date
Beloved Super Chunk is elevating its sweet treats with the just-opened New Wave Market. At night, the shop and cafe turn into a dessert bar serving small fancy plated confections, like Punch Drunk Love ($12), a dessert that is revealed when its meringue bubble is broken tableside. By day, the market serves locally roasted coffee, lunch and fresh-baked breads. 7160 E. Sixth Ave., Scottsdale

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