Best Store-Bought Desserts From Costco

Several Rows of Kirkland Pumpkin Pie for Sale at a Costco in an Outside Refrigerator in the Foreground


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Several Rows of Kirkland Pumpkin Pie for Sale at a Costco in an Outside Refrigerator in the Foreground

Desserts to Go

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving with family or enjoying a quiet night at home, a store-bought dessert can be just the ticket. You'll save lots of time and effort, of course, and may even luck out with something that's just as good as homemade — and maybe even cheaper, too. Plenty of desserts from Costco fit the bill, including one decadent seasonal classic that only recently returned to stores. Here are the best, based on customer reviews, blogger recommendations, and expert picks. (Not a Costco member? You can apply here.)

Prices and availability are subject to change. Some items may be available in store at a lower sale price.

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Kirkland Pumpkin Cheesecake at a Costco
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Pumpkin Cheesecake


Move over pumpkin pie — there's a new pumpkin in warehouse town. Costco's pumpkin cheesecake, which is an almost-5-pound hunk of creamy deliciousness, has made its triumphant return to stores this week. It'll feed 16 people handily, making each calorie-dense slice less than a buck each. 

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Closeup of Several Rows of Kirkland Pumpkin Pie for Sale at a Costco in an Outside Refrigerator

Pumpkin Pie


Hordes of Costco pumpkin pie fans anticipate its release each September, and true to the calendar, this tasty cult favorite is appeared in stores with the first falling leaves. The pie is a foot in diameter, making it a real steal that can feed even the biggest families. The filling is "sweet and smooth and a little fluffy," while the crust somehow stays flaky under all that weight.

Closeup of Kirkland Chocolate Cake Filled With Chocolate Mousse at a Costco in an Outside Refrigerator

Chocolate Cake Filled With Chocolate Mousse


If you're craving chocolate, this cake is filled with chocolate mousse and coated in chocolate frosting. It's marked into 16 equal portions for easy cutting, too.

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Closeup of Kirkland Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake at a Costco in a Refrigerator
Closeup of Kirkland Chocolate Sheet Cake With Happy Birthday Balloons Icing Decoration  at a Costco in a Refrigerator

Sheet Cake

$19 and up

Costco's sheet cakes are well known for being inexpensive, attractive, and tasty. These days you need to fill out a form and special order one with the flavors and decorations you want. When it's time to pick up a cake, just head to the special order coolers.

Closeup of Kirkland Tiramisu Bar Cake at a Costco in a Refrigerator

Tiramisu Bar Cake


I don't know if you've ever had to decide between cake and tiramisu, but you'll never have to again with this dessert. The tiramisu cake combines chocolate, coffee, and cream into a bar cake that's angelic, rich, and "as long as an average human's arm." Not quite, but close.

Closeup of Stacked Kirkland Cheesecakes at a Costco in a Refrigerator



One of the best dessert buys at Costco in terms of price per ounce, the bakery's cheesecake weighs in at a whopping 4-and-a-half pounds. It gets a swirl of frosting for decoration but is otherwise a blank canvas. Instead of making a cheesecake yourself, keep it simple and gather a bunch of toppings such as fruit sauces, fudge, and berries, and let guests make their own creation.

Closeup of Belgian Mini Cream Puffs at a Costco, Two Rows in a Box in a Refrigerator

Belgian Mini Cream Puffs


A dessert practically made for a buffet, these mini cream puffs filled with vanilla whipped cream just need to be thawed and served. They've been called one of the best desserts at Costco, and they're hard to stop eating.

Related: Best Frozen Food Buys at Costco

Closeup of Kirkland Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies at a Costco, 24 Cookies in Three Rows in a Plastic Container

Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies


While just under $8 for cookies isn't exactly cheap, you do get 24 of them in this package. The cookies are large, so you only need one, and they don't skimp on the chocolate chunks like many popular store brands. These are a must for soft and chewy cookie lovers.