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.

“The Hits” box contains four best-selling favourites: Bowie (Funfetti cookie with white chocolate chips), Marvin (pretzel cookie and potato chips with mini chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and caramel), Etta (butter cookie peanut cookie with peanut butter chips and Cap’n Crunch Peanut Brittle), Johnny (chocolate cookie with dark chocolate chips and Cocoa Krispie and cocoa nib crunch). Image: HiFi Cookies

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.

Sugar Shane's 8 Mile Cookies

Shane’s New York Style “8 Mile” cookies have semi-sweet potato chips, black potato chips, M&Ms, caramel chips, pretzels and are topped with sea salt flakes. Image: Sugar Shane

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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.

Lucky in Kentucky by Elizabeth Kizito

Elizabeth Kizito’s tribute to her adopted home, “Cookie Lady”, this cookie features dark chocolate blended with white chocolate and crunchy pecans. Image: Kizito Cookies

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.

Austin TX Rich Cookie Cookies

Cookie Rich offers inventive flavors and luxurious packaging that suits a French macaron better than a Texan cookie! Image: Rich in cookies

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.

Gray Lemon Sugar Ghost Cookies

Gray Ghost Bakery cookies are hand-formed from the ground up and come in so many truly addictive flavors like that crowd favorite, Lemon Sugar. Image: Gray Ghost Bakery

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.

Appalachian Cookie Company cookies with Oreos.

To create this fan favorite, lots of whole Oreos are added to classic brown sugarpaste with folded creamy white chocolate chips. Image: Appalachia Cookie Company

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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.

Celli's Cookies in Williamsburg

Celli makes no compromises – she bakes in small batches with premium organic ingredients like triple-ground French flour, vanilla beans from Madagascar, super premium chocolate and European butter. Picture: Celli’s

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.

Christie Cookie Doubletree Cookies

You can buy the famous DoubleTree cookies from Christie Cookies for a limited time, but they have a whole range of flavors to try. Picture: Facebook

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.

Cookie boxes

Cookie Fix’s signature element? Crispy exterior meets gooey interior – a very difficult combination to pull off. Image: Fix cookies

Go get your delicious Southern cookies, cookie monsters!

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