Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Small Town Bakery, Super Selection

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Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Small Town Bakery, Super Selection

Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Butter Cookies

Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Butter Cookies

Fingerhut Bakery in downtown North Judson, Indiana has my most favorite bakery item: Butter Cookies!

That yummy bakery smell just hits you when you open the door.  I do believe it made me slightly giddy.

Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana

There was a very steady stream of folks passing in and out of this small Indiana town bakery. They bought an assortment of items which can only mean one thing: It’s all good!

The bakery itself is small, with a really neat vintage wooden display case along the back wall, and cases filled with cookies, cakes, pastries, breads, and bagels.

With over sixty years in business, well, I think it’s pretty obvious that they know their stuff–and will be around for many, many more!

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Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Front Window

Fingerhut Bakery in North Judson, Indiana: Front Window

Apparently Fingerhut Bakery specializes in something called “Chocolate Delight Cake” but I didn’t notice that until after we had left. Don’t worry–we didn’t leave empty-handed!

I bought a ginormous Cream Puff (for me) and a bunny train cookie (for the kid).

With all those Butter Cookies staring me in the face, I had to buy a ½ pound of the Rainbow Sprinkled Butter Cookies.  I did, however, share with the kid absolutely and completely against my will.

My husband, Jeremy, got a pumpkin roll and even so? Our total at this cute Indiana bakery was $12 and change.  Now that is money I consider well spent!

Go There

The next time you find yourself in Starke County, make sure to stop by for something sweet.  Fingerhut Bakery has the largest assortment I have ever seen in a small town…so far.

Fingerhut Bakery is right in downtown North Judson on the corner.  You can’t miss it (I couldn’t even miss it and I have a knack for getting lost and turned around).

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Fingerhut Bakery
119 Lane Street
North Judson, Indiana 46366

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker January 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    OH! I am so jealous! I wish I could start my day with one of their cream horns! Or a long john. Or anything from there, really! Ha ha ha! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Pat Andrews January 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Growing up in North Judson in the late 50’s through the early 70’s, I remember very well what a treat it was to be able to go into Fingerhut’s Bakery and get a cream horn. They were heavenly, especially for a kid who’s mom wasn’t much into allowing the kids to have sweets. Still today, Fingerhut’s make the best cream horns around, but as I’ve gotten older I find that their long johns are just as delicious………….and what a way to start the day, a fresh long john and a cup of hot coffee. (now I have to wait until tomorrow morning when they open)

  3. Jessica Nunemaker July 16, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    LOL! I like how you think. 🙂 So many good things to choose from–if I lived closer, well, it would probably be a bad thing!

  4. Marsha Gratner July 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Oh it is soooo worth the drive!!! We stop each time we go to Bailey’s (sometimes it is the reason we go to Bailey’s) and if we leave early enough . . . we stop both ways!! It’s the bakery my mom always went to when she was a little kid growing up in Tefft, Indiana.

  5. Jessica Nunemaker July 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

    They are my most favorite thing. I admit I got one, licked the middle, then realized I should have taken a photo. Oops! Free cookies? Now, that’s just cool.

  6. Tena Troy June 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I love their cream filled horns! They are huge!!! I remember as a kid I could only eat half of it then give it to my mom lol. I have wonderful memories of me and my cousin, Billy running to the bakery from my house where we would get a free cookie. Each time I visit family around there I make a stop to the bakery if only for the wonderful memories.

  7. Ray Unseitig May 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I do believe that this is the bakery where we used to drive to from Wheatfield for the PLUMB CAKE, pastery. This was about 1959 or so and it was delicious.


  8. Lucy May 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    The Chocolate Delight cake should definitely be a top priority to try at Fingerhut Bakery. It is one of the best cakes I have ever had. Fingerhut Bakery is still the best bakery I have been to.

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