What a Spring it was – it literally flew by! We opened the doors to our shop on March 5th and haven’t looked back since! So much has happened!:
We finally got around to finishing the front of our shop with a lovely bright orange fascia and coffee-white trim. You’ll also notice our window which has a massive ‘We sell cookies’ sign on it. Just in case you were wondering what it is we do :-).
Food and Wine Magazine:
We were given a six page spread in the summer edition of Ireland’s Food and Wine Magazine. Here they featured a number of our products including our Lemon Burst Cookie, Flourless Double Chocolate Cookie, Hazelnut and Raspberry Shortbread Cookie, Strawberry Milk and Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie and Strawberry Shortcake Cookie.
We’ve traded at a couple of the big Dublin food events including Taste of Dublin and Bloom in the Park. We created a range of summer cocktail cookies specifically for Taste of Dublin including Whiskey Sour, Pina Colada, Spiced Ginger and Rum and Strawberry Margarita Cookies.
Cookies & Nookie:
We hosted our first event in our shop in conjunction with Yelp and The Dublin Food Porn Festival for Pride week. The lucky 30 guests who were picked to attend drank cookie cocktails while decorating Pride themed cookies. Check it out here.
We’ve expanded our menu:
Our drinks menu now includes ‘Cookie Milk’. And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like – cookies blended into milk!
Cool Treats – We’ve added a range of new treats for those hot days. We’ve recently launched our iced coffee range (named in the Top Seven Iced Coffees in Dublin and our re-introduced our ice-cream cookie sandwiches (yes, that’s right – you choose two cookies, you choose the ice-cream and bam – sweet sweet joy in your tummy). Watch this space as we continue to expand this range.
We’ve also added two flour-less cookies to the counter – coconut macaroon and double chocolate. These are proving to be quite popular – not just with the gluten intolerant cookie lovers.
And finally, we’ve made a start to our savoury cookie range with an aged cheddar and thyme cookie.
We’ve worked with, and continue to work with, some great people:
Ger joined us in January for her twelve week placement from the bakery programme she was finishing at DIT. She is a talented baker with a very bright future (watch out for Ger’s Cakes) and we learned so much from each other. Muireann was with us for her transition year work experience – a very smart girl who quickly became a great asset to us. And now Shane has just joined us from his food entrepreneurship programme at DIT.
We started working with Deliveroo for delivery of cookies and milk around the city. Yes, this means cookies to your door within 30 mins daily. Pretty cool. Check out our profile page for more.
We learned all about Snap Chat when we did our first live Snap Chat Campaign with Nicola from The Daily Edge.
Cookie Wedding Programme:
We get asked so often to cater for weddings with wedding favours, cookie tables and other delights that we decided to put together a cookie wedding programme. Watch out for the new wedding page on our website coming soon.
What else is coming down the track you ask! Lots of exciting things including:
Yes, that’s right. While the Leaving Cert students are celebrating their freedom this summer we will be carefully planning and our next big step – a cookie shop pop-up. Watch this space!
New Look Cookie Dough:
We are working on a new look for our cookie dough range and planning on getting it to a shop near you as fast as we can. Fresh cookies anytime, anywhere – now that is a dream come true.