Our Origin Story

Coop’s Cookies founder Jessica Cooper grew up baking, experimenting, and making a mess of her parents’ kitchen in Portland, Oregon.  After experiencing a variety of jobs and cities, Cooper returned to Portland and wondered if she could combine her twin loves of baking and late-night revelry.  Coop's Cookies launched in the fall of 2014, and we pour all our passion into one thing: giant, rich, chewy cookies fresh-baked in small batches and delivered during prime munchies hours.

Using high quality ingredients produces high quality cookies, and sourcing locally supports the community of Portland independent businesses of which we are proud to be a part.  We use various natural ingredients* from labor-friendly businesses like Bob's Red Mill and Winco, and are always thrilled to feature cookie specials that highlight our favorite local products, such as Puddletown Espresso from Cellar Door Coffee Roasters, seasonal berries from Kruger's Farms, and culinary lavender blossoms from Dancing Light Lavender.

photo by laura dolan (on instagram @polkadore)

photo by laura dolan (on instagram @polkadore)

Our name is in part an homage to Cooper's family, without whom none of this would be possible.  Little sister Paige Cooper designed the logo, with generous help from talented local artist Marika Paz.  The Cooper parents have donated countless time and patience to this venture, even getting licensed to assist with kitchen preparation as needed.  And the entire extended family has selflessly sampled a parade of baked goods over the years until the recipes were ready for the world.  We hope you'll join us for a late-night snack.

 
* We use one not-so-natural ingredient in our Rainbow Oatmeal cookies: m&m’s.  Call it nostalgia, call it marketing, but no other chocolate candy quite hits the spot like the classic.

Community

A Coop’s cookie never goes to waste.  Those that don’t find their way into homes are gathered and donated to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations throughout Portland, from youth residential facilities to local food pantries.  We love sharing the wholesome indulgence of small-batch cookies with those in need of joy.  If you or your organization is interested in helping the cookies fly the coop each week, please contact Pastor Amanda (pastor@centralportland.org) to make arrangements for pick-up.

Press

Read all about us in these fine publications:

Portland Mercury, December 2015, "The Places Our Food Critic Returns to on Her Own Time and Dime"

Oregon Jewish Life, April 2015, "Coop's Cookies: Delivered to Your Door"

Neighborhood Notes, February 2015, "Made in PDX: Coop's Cookies"

Eater Portland, January 2015, "Coops Cookies' Late-Night Delivery Service is a Stroke of Genius"

Portland Mercury, January 2015, "Eat This! Coop's Cookies Delivers Late-Night Cookies!"