Paczki Day 2024

Paczki Day 2024

Are you ready to celebrate Fat Tuesday? We will be ready with a host of goodies including the famous Polish Paczki!

Paczki Day 2024

Paczki (pronounced poonch-key) is a traditional Polish donut eaten on Fat Tuesday. Like many Fat Tuesday food traditions, paczki are eaten in an attempt to fill up on sweets before the fasting of Lent begins. So before you head into Ash Wednesday, come check out one reason we love Fat Tuesday with one of our favorite donuts!

Filling Options

Our version of this donut is a simple formula of a sweet donut dough with plenty of filling options. We will have our regular filled donuts including buttercream, custard, jelly, and lemon. Paczki day options will include strawberry, strawberry cream cheese, lemon cream cheese, apricot, blueberry, cherry, cream cheese, and more! Some donuts will be dipped in complimenting icing flavors and others will be glazed or rolled in sugar. We are sure to have a bevy of flavor options to suit your sweet tooth.


We will be taking orders for these delicious donuts up until February 10 (this may change based on demand). If you don’t see a filling or flavor combination you like, give us a call. If we have the availability, we may be able to accommodate your choice. Paczki are $2.50 each or $26.25 per dozen for the 2024 season.

Happy Paczki Day!

Our bakers and donut decorators will be in super early on Fat Tuesday just to make these special donuts and king cakes! We highly encourage everyone to order paczki and king cakes to ensure we have the flavor wanted. We will make extra donuts for the store but we cannot garantee the flavor options you may want will be available when you arrive.

As always, we are thankful for your continued support of our small family bakery. We look forward to serving you this Paczki Day!

Christmas Cookies!

Christmas Cookies!

Christmas cookies play an important role in many family traditions this time of year. No matter if they play the main character on a Christmas party dessert table, or they sit on a kitchen counter while family come to visit, cookies are always a great item to have on hand. And since we offer a wide selection of cookies, you’re sure to find the perfect treat for any holiday event this season.

Iced Cutout Christmas Cookies

Our iced cutouts are our most popular cookie any time of year. Cookies are hand cut from our buttery sugar cookie dough and which we bake until golden. Then our amazingly skilled decorators turn these cookies into works of art. Using a fondant-type icing, we hand decorate each cookie. While this process allows us to add details and create the wonderful pieces you see in our store, it also means each cookie is never exactly the same. Some more popular shapes include polar bears, gingy boys, reindeer faces, frosty faces, and Santa faces. We also offer weekly themed cookies that are inspired by beloved characters. The firm icing on these Christmas cookies allows for them to be individually bagged (provided we have enough notice and the cookies are dry). Custom cookies and specialty shapes are available with ample notice.

Decorated Christmas Cookies

Our decorated cookies are made from our same, buttery sugar cookie dough and hand cut, but instead of the fondant-type icing used on our iced cutouts, decorated cookies are iced and decorated with our homemade buttercream icing. Sometimes people call them “puffy icing” cookies and are favored by anyone who loves our buttercream icing. Typical designs of our decorated Christmas cookies include: Santa face, Christmas tree, snowman, Rudolph, and Santa hats.

Sugar Cutout Christmas Cookies

Our sugar cutout cookies are made from our buttery sugar cookie dough. They are all hand-cut and then generously covered in various colored sugars. These cookies are great for classroom parties, quick office gifts, and stocking stuffers.  Cutout cookie shapes include Christmas lights, trees, snowman, stockings, stars, and bells.

Fancy Christmas Cookies

Fancy cookies are available throughout the year; however, the fancy cookie case is BOOMING during the holiday season. These cookies are typically bite-size and are offered in an array of colors and flavors. These cookies are sold by the pound and make wonderful cookie trays and holiday gift boxes. Bachelor Buttons are among the most popular fancy cookies.


Gingerbread Man

What is Christmas without a gingerbread man? Our gingerbread men are made with our family honey boy gingerbread dough. Our gingerbread is a long process but our Gingerbread Men or Honey Boys, are available throughout the year. Gingerbread is hand cut from our scratch made dough and we place raisins as eyes and buttons.

Merry Christmas!

No matter what Christmas cookie you decide to bring home this year, we are thankful for your continued support of our family bakery. From our house to yours, we wish you all a merry Christmas.


Yule Logs

Yule Logs

Making Yule Logs

What’s so special about our yule logs

Our traditional yule logs are made with our homemade sponge cake formula that has been in our family for generations. After it’s baked, we generously spread red and green buttercream icing on the layer before carefully rolling the cake into a log.

After it sets, our bakers turn the log over to our decorators.

Decorating the Yule Logs

Our decorators hand cut each log before covering them with a rich, creamy chocolate icing. When the main log is iced, a small, side log is added and iced in the same chocolate icing. Each log end is then covered in our homemade chocolate buttercream icing. Gum paste poinsettias and powdered “snow” are added for decoration.

Storing the Yule Log

We recommend storing your yule log in a refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. You can leave it in the box you bring it home in or if you have another storage container, that can work as well. When choosing the best time to pull out your cake for your party, keep the weather in mind. Weather plays a big role in many baked goods and since we do live in Florida, humidity often creates issues for chocolate desserts. The yule logs can sit out on a table in an air-conditioned room for a bit, but we leave that to your discretion.

Serving your Yule Log

Yule log, Cinottis Bakery, Christmas Cake, Buche de Noel, poinsettia, log, forest, snowThese logs are just like most jelly-roll esq desserts. You can slice them as thin or as thick as you desire. While the flowers are made of gum paste, they are not edible. Everything else on the log can be enjoyed.

Any leftovers you may have can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days.

We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and hope to continue to serve you and your family for years to come.

Merry Christmas from Cinottis!

Gingerbread House Kits!

Gingerbread House Kits!

Gingerbread for Christmas

Gingerbread houses are a staple in many family Christmas traditions. That’s why you see gingerbread house kits in just about every store during the holiday season. Some stores even put them out as early as October.

If you’re looking for a way to make great family memories and have a sweet treat in the mix, our gingerbread house kits are the way to go.

Gingerbread House Kits

Our gingerbread house kits come complete with the pre-assembled freshly baked house, candy, and freshly made, royal icing. You can get up to six different candy selections, an icing bag for piping decorations, and festive rings for added scenery.

The House

We begin baking our made-from-scratch gingerbread houses in late November when, theoretically, the humidity in Florida is lower. Our gingerbread house dough formula is one we’ve used for more than fifty years. Making our gingerbread is a huge event which includes using almost every member of our baking staff to complete. Each batch is carefully weighed, rolled, cut, and baked before cooling and setting up.

The Process

Our gingerbread house process is a four-day event.

After a day of making and baking, our bakers allow the house to set up overnight.

Day 2: Our decorators set up the base and walls using made-from-scratch royal icing

Day 3: Our decorators carefully assemble the roof and use royal icing to secure it to the base and walls.

On day 4, the house is ready to be decorated.

Ordering your Gingerbread House

We strive to keep our quality high, which is why in recent years, we have decided to keep our gingerbread house orders to a minimum. We don’t start taking orders until November 1.

You can order an entire gingerbread house kit which includes the house, candy, and icing. Or, you can opt to have the house by itself. Or, if you have your own candy, you can order the house and icing separately.

Our small house is great for individuals or a smaller household.

Our large house is perfect as a centerpiece. If you have children who like to compete, our large house gives plenty of roof space for each to showcase their creativity.

Order your house!

If you are looking for a quality gingerbread house kit this holiday season, give us a call. We are more than happy to help you make the best of your Christmastime.

4th of July Closing

4th of July Closing

4th of JULY!

We LOVE our great country and look forward to Independence Day every year! It falls on a Tuesday this year which means we will NOT be open. But don’t fear, you can still have our wonderful patriotic treats. We will have our store stocked with RED, WHITE, and BLUE cookies, cakes, and cupcakes all this week. Looking for more savory items? We will also stock our hamburger buns, hot dog buns, AND you can order any of our homemade salads to serve at your 4th of July party!

Deli Selections

Sandwich Tray

Our amazing chef, John, is ready to whip up delicious salads and sandwiches for you. Salad options include homemade potato, macaroni, as well as pasta salads that are sure to please any American. We also offer sandwich trays that include a combination of ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, roast beef & cheese, and chicken salad. A sub tray includes an abundance of our mini house sub, which is made of salami, ham, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and bell pepper. Be sure to order Creamy Italian dressing on the side.

Bakery Selections

America Cupcakes

4th of July cookies are some of our favorite items to make! Some shapes we will be making includes stars, American flags, fireworks, and more! If you like our bachelor buttons, be sure to order some in patriotic colors before coming in as we may be sold out. Our America Cupcake has been a hit since we created it a few years ago. It is a regular sized cupcake that is made with RED, WHITE, and BLUE cake. We top it with our vanilla buttercream icing and then generously sprinkle each one with patriotic stars. It is both a tasty and decorative addition to your table. Our in-store selections may vary by day but we strive to have as many freshly made cookies, cakes, and cupcakes available at all times.

Happy 4th of JULY

Our closing on Tuesday, JULY 4 may be an inconvenience to some. We sincerely hope everyone is able to get out, enjoy the day and celebrate America as the greatest country in the world. We hope to see you Wednesday, July 5th to hear all about your celebrations while we serve you the best sandwiches and cookies!


4th of July Special Hours

4th of July Special Hours

With the 4th of July occurring on a Thursday this year, we put serious though into what our hours for the week would be. As most of you know summer is a slower time of year for us. In fact, the days leading up to the Independence Day are on record as being our slowest days.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

Last year we were closed on the 4th to allow our team to spend quality time away from work. This year we’ve decided to continue this much appreciated tradition. But this year, we’re taking it a step further.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

How to plan ahead for this closing

We know this extended Independence Day closing may affect your business events, family celebrations, and other happenings. This is why as a family we discussed this idea with diligence and prayer before confirming the closing. Our entire team deserves a mini vacation for their hard work and loyalty. The days leading up to the 4th of July are perfect for this.

If you’re planning a cookout, camping trip, a day on the water, or a fun neighborhood gathering, you may still be able to have Cinotti’s treats at your table. 

You can pick up your favorite cookies, breads, rolls, and cakes on Saturday, June 29, and still use them for your 4th of July celebrations. Our cakes and cookies can look and taste delicious during your long weekend festivities. The breads, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and rolls may need to be popped in the freezer for optimal freshness. Simply place your orders before Thursday, June 27, and we’ll have all your Independence Day treats ready for you.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

4th of July celebrations

No matter who you celebrate with this year, we wish you all a happy and healthy 4th of July. If you’re not sure where to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of local fireworks shows and events.

Jacksonville Beach

Pack a cooler, lather on the sunscreen, and bring the kids for a full day of fun, family, and fireworks in Jacksonville Beach. The beaches have always been popular for 4th of July celebrations and this year will be no different.

Set up your chairs settle in for an amazing fireworks display that begins at 9 pm.

***Don’t forget to clean up your trash, your neighbor’s trash, and that stranger’s trash.***

Celebration 5k

Sign the whole family up for the Celebration Run. This event sponsored by 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road is a fantastic way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. After the race you can enjoy a watermelon festival complete with a seed spitting contest and drawings for prizes.

Downtown Jacksonville

The 4th of July celebrations in downtown Jacksonville include live music, family-friendly activities, foods, and drinks before the fireworks display begins at 9:45 pm.

Jacksonville Zoo

On July 4th, the Jacksonville Zoo will be offering BOGO deals on general admission.

Amelia Island

Take a day trip to the beautiful Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach for an evening of live music, kid-friendly activities, and the famed Patriotic Pet contest! Full festivities begin at 5:30 pm along the waterfront with fireworks set to start at 9 pm.

St. Augustine

Head south to witness one of the biggest fireworks displays on the east coast with the “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” program in historic St. Augustine. While the fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30, you can enjoy an entire day’s worth of festivities along the cobbled streets.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

Happy 4th of July!

We thank you for your understanding of our decision to allow our team to spend quality time away from work during this celebratory time of our Nation. This is a much deserved time for all of them.

We also thank you for your continued support of our family business.

May God bless you and your family. And as always, God bless the USA!

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm


6:00 am – 3:00 pm


Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30


Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu