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THE COOKIE DEPARTMENT's team of experts work around the clock to bring highly calibrated confections to discerning dessert lovers. Starting from simple ingredients including organic coffee, our scientists of sweetness bake creative cookies that are delicious and fully functional.


Akiva Resnikoff worked in a variety of regular jobs in seriously un-regular Berkeley, California until one afternoon, during a dull, regular-company meeting, he hit on the original idea of the 'functional' treat while snacking on cookies and coffee. That day, the first purposeful cookie (and a fun, new, un-regular company) was born: the AWAKEN BAKED COOKIE and THE COOKIE DEPARTMENT.

There were risks, to be sure, but Akiva was finally ready to give it all up (the money, the prestige, and the attention of all the regular job ladies) and in late 2009 he officially launched THE COOKIE DEPARTMENT, where he is now COO.

Pam Marcus began her career as a pediatric physical therapist and she saw a need for healthy, environmentally friendly products for families. Her interest in health and all things wonderful lead her to co-found and become CEO of THE COOKIE DEPARTMENT after meeting Akiva and discovering a shared interest in all things Cookie.

Now THE COOKIE DEPARTMENT, with its inventive assortment of delicious and functional cookies, is the single-minded obsession of both Akiva and Pam's two great minds. They take great pride in running their company well, making amazing cookies, treating customers with respect, conducting endless meetings, looking very serious and carrying clipboards.

Get in touch! (510) 803 – 3002 (510) 666 – 0464




AWAKEN BAKED (espresso cookie)

Organic Coffee & Sea Salt

The Cookie Department's project to perfect the naturally caffeinated espresso cookie, code-named "AWAKEN BAKED," was declassified in September.

Our dedicated staff worked 24/7 to measure, mix, bake off, taste and test countless batches in a quest for the perfect quotient of ORGANIC COFFEE, CHOCOLATE CHIPS and SEA SALT.

Their breakthrough came in the early morning hours of August 4th when the team discovered the perfect chill/buzz ratio, long considered the holy grail of naturally caffeinated baked products.

INGREDIENTS: Unbleached Flour (Hard Red Winter Wheat, Absorbic Acid, Enrichments), Brown Sugar, Unsalted Butter (Cream), Semisweet Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose), Fresh Whole Egg, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Ground Coffee, MoisturLok® (Made From Fruit Juice & Grain), Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Pure Vanilla Extract, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Baking Soda

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Please note: We cannot ship internationaly

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