The Best Southern Cookie Companies That Ship!
Of course, we love the scent of freshly baked cookies filling the kitchen. However, we don’t like the disorder which is inherently cooked in cooking. And since we imagine ourselves as cookie aficionados, store-bought products aren’t always enough. (Cookies from Sourdough — New York’s most famous cookie bakery — are considerably better shipped direct from the bakery, though you can find them at the grocery store now.) But don’t worry, because there are professional bakers all over the South who strive to create the perfect cookie.
Don’t get me wrong – we love Crumbl, Tiff’s Treats, Insomnia Cookies and Cheryl’s as much as you do, but if a cookie-worthy opportunity arises and you’re looking to support small businesses, we’ve got nine delicious options here. Crispy to gooey, classic to inventive, these bakeries offer cookie delivery options that are die for.
9 Southern Cookie Bakeries That Ship!
Hi-Fi Cookies | Nashville, TN
Everything about HiFi Cookies is funky, musical and creative. New York native Sean Newsome left the restaurant industry and started experimenting and remixing some of his mother’s classic recipes. After falling in love with his wife Kristen, they also fell in love with Nashville, launching HiFi Cookies in 2016. Inspired by childhood classics like Fruity Pebbles and Cosmic Brownies, Sean wants his cookies to evoke something magical or nostalgic in you, like a great song. Since HiFi is a small batch operation, they only ship cookies on Wednesdays. You can shop HERE.
At Sugar Shane | Atlanta, Georgia
Two years ago, Shane Quillin quit his corporate job to pursue his passion for cookie making. Without formal training, family recipes or culinary experience, Shane has now won Dessert Wars and won tons of hungry fans in Atlanta and beyond. It has a creative, rotating menu of melt-in-your-mouth flavors with a gooey signature (and a very Insta-worthy center), and it ships nationwide. Buy Sugar Shane HERE.
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Kizito Cookies | Louisville, Kentucky
Many Kentuckians are already familiar with Elizabeth Kizito’s cheerful smile and her irresistible cookies. If you don’t, you soon will. Elizabeth was born under a banana tree (literally!) in Uganda and came to the United States in 1975 with the dream of starting her own life and business. She’s been working toward her baking dreams for more than 30 years, and flavors like Lucky In Kentucky and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip are lining up. You can order online at Kizito Bakery in Louisville HERE.
Rich in cookies | Austin, TX
A new player on the cookie scene, Lorin Michel Peters was forced out of his career as a savory chef when the pandemic rocked the culinary industry. She set out to shake up the classic cookie by creating a bulbous, curved double-sized cookie with delicious fillings in between…all while honoring the nostalgic flavors and textures of classic homemade cookies. After many DIY recipes in her kitchen, the perfect cookie took shape and Cookie Rich was created. Receive the original creations of this chef directly on Goldbelly.
Gray Ghost Bakery | Charleston, South Carolina
Gray Ghost Bakery’s cookie recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, like many ghost stories from owner Katherine Frankstone’s childhood. At five, Katherine learned to cook – do not with an Easy-Bake oven but alongside his parents in the kitchen. She started the small family bakery business to honor those lazy summer baking days and Carolina Lowcountry tradition…one of which says the friendly Gray Ghost will warn residents of impending coastal storms. Shop Lemon Sugar, Molasses Spice, Bourbon Chocolate and other addictive flavors HERE.
Appalachian Cookie Company | Boone, North Carolina
David Holloman started Appalachia Cookie Company during his senior year at Appalachia State University, and he won over fans across the country, including Paula Deen. She called her blueberry white chocolate oatmeal cookie one of the top 10 cookies in the country, but other flavors like cookies and cream or cheesecake might become your favorites. The good thing is that you can order an assortment directly from Boone HERE.
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Celli’s | Williamsburg, Virginia
After quitting a career on Wall Street and growing up her four children, Gina Celli got into the cookie business. Since setting up shop near the heart of Colonial Williamsburg in 2019, Celli’s has attracted a legion of loyal cookie fans who want to sample the recipe it took Gina more than two decades to perfect. Have some shipped and try them out for yourself.
Christie Cookie Co. | Nashville, TN
Christie Cookie Co. created the cookies that greet you in the lobby of every DoubleTree hotel. For more than 35 years, this Nashville institution has been baking and shipping mouth-watering cookies made the Southern way — with only ingredients like pure cane sugar, 100% real butter and bourbon vanilla. These make perfect gifts during the holidays or for clients, as they are available in all kinds of sizes and custom packaging. Get Christie cookies HERE.
Correcting Cookies | Birmingham, AL
After a childhood fascinated by her mother’s baking magic and years baking cookies for her own family, Amy started Cookie Fix. She soon couldn’t keep up with demand – everyone around Birmingham wanted her homemade dough on hand in their freezers in case they needed it. Now it has over 80 rotating flavors to pick up in-store, and you can try a few select flavors in jars and frozen dough HERE.
Go get your delicious Southern cookies, cookie monsters!
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