Krispy Kreme’s holiday doughnuts are straight from Santa’s bake shop

Krispy Kreme Holiday Doughnuts, Santa's Bake Shop collection, photo provided by Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme Holiday Doughnuts, Santa's Bake Shop collection, photo provided by Krispy Kreme /

While Rudolph and his red nose might help to light the way for Santa during his big journey, another red light is bringing holiday cheer through the holiday season. With the new Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts, everyone can enjoy a sweet treat straight from Santa’s bake shop.

As the Christmas tree appears and the holiday decorations go up, the tempting holiday flavors fill the table. From those classic sugar cookies to the warm spices of gingerbread, there are many classic food choices that bring smiles all around.

This year, the Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts feature three new offerings and two returning favorites. Taking a page from Mrs. Claus’ recipe book, these seasonal flavors are expected to bring cheer all around.

As Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme said, “We’re bringing the fun, flavors and joy of the Christmas season to life by turning Krispy Kreme shops into Santa’s Bake Shop. We hope our fans pick up these delicious, fresh treats to share with family and friends at holiday gatherings.”

Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts include sugar cookie and gingerbread
Krispy Kreme Santa’s Bake Shop collection, photo provided by Krispy Kreme /

What are the new Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts?

With three new flavors on the menu, many people are hungry to get that first taste. The new holiday doughnuts are Sugar Cookie Doughnut, Gingerbread Cookie Crumb Doughnut, Red Velvet Cake Doughnut.

The Sugar Cookie Doughnut seems to follow one of the food trends of the season. This offering starts with an Original Glazed and adds sugar cookie icing and a sugar cookie sprinkle blend. For people who crave that flavor but prefer not to bake, this holiday doughnut is a perfect choice.

The Gingerbread Cookie Crumb Doughnut is a tasty interpretation of that classic holiday cookie. Filled with gingerbread cream cheese, the warm spices combined with the richness of the cream cheese make each bite feel indulgent yet is still balanced. With additional gingerbread cookie crumbs, sprinkles and icing, this doughnut might be a new holiday tradition over those seasonal sweet houses.

Lastly, the Red Velvet Cake Doughnut brings the flavors of that Southern dessert front and center. From the tangy cream cheese frosting to the luscious cake, who says that doughnuts cannot be part of the holiday dessert table.

In addition to the new Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts, two favorites, Santa Belly Doughnut and Chocolate Iced with Holiday Sprinkles Doughnut return. The “Santa’s Bake Shop” Collection will be available starting on November 25. The collection comes in a special, limited edition Christmas themed box. In addition, each of the doughnuts can be purchased separately.

Spread some extra holiday cheer by sharing the Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts with some friends and family. Although buying a dozen or two does not guarantee top billing on Santa’s list, it can make the holiday celebration merry and bright.