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Every year, Fleckenstein’s Bakery creates specialty baked good during the holidays, including Christmas sugar cookies, German spiced cookies and fruitcake.
When Fleckenstein's Bakery opened its doors on Nov. 11, 1977, it stood as the first retail business on La Grange Road between Frankfort and Orland Park, said owner Bob Fleckenstein. Now, 33 years later, La Grange is one of Mokena's busiest thoroughfares. The family-run bakery, which moved one block north on La Grange in 1983, has continued to survive as one of Mokena's oldest businesses because of its industry involvement, innovative technology and quality products, according to Fleckenstein. "We continue to survive because we produce only quality products," Fleckenstein said. He believes this is what has always driven customers to the bakery. Two of the bakery's owners possess rare master baker certifications.Those certifications come …