The Cookie Department

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hi everyone! More cookie news coming your way. Has anyone heard of The Cookie Department? I stumbled across this company online and was very intrigued by the cookies they had to offer.  The Cookie Department was founded by Akiva who came up with the idea of the ‘functional’ treat while sitting in a mundane office meeting.  That day he also came up with the idea for The Cookie Department as well as the first functional cookie which was the awaken baked cookie (an espresso cookie…how perfect right?).  Akiva later on met Pam who is co-founder and CEO as they discovered they both had a shared interest for all things cookie. The duo has been creating an inventive assortment of functional cookies ever since and I had the pleasure of sampling these rather large cookies out!


On to the cookies:

Awaken Baked Cookie: a fully caffeinated chocolate chip cookie infused with organic fair trade coffee. Equivalent to one cup of coffee!! Sprinkled with organic sea salt.

This cookie definitely perked me right up after just one bite.  The espresso flavor is quite strong so this cookie is definitely for the coffee lovers out there. If you do not drink coffee, you will hate this cookie.  I could only eat half of it as I was really tasting the bitterness of the espresso, but I kept nibbling at the other half because it really is a functional cookie for an afternoon pick-me up!


Chocolate Chip Nookie - a chocolate chip cookie infused with Maca Root, a Peruvian Root which has been known to be a natural aphrodisiac. Very rich in taste and sprinkled with sea salt.

Now this was a damn good chocolate chip cookie.  Not as chewy as I thought it would be, but also not too crunchy, it was right in the middle of being a near perfect chocolate chip cookie.  It wasn’t overly rich/sweet and had a good amount of chocolate chips in it.  It was hard to eat only half but I was trying to limit these cookies to only half per day because the calories in them are a bit high (170 calories per half cookie).


Tough Cookie: a peanut butter cookie infused with 10 grams of whey protein.

This cookie might’ve been my fave of the bunch because I am obsessed with peanut butter.  I really like that there is whey protein in this too so I don’t feel as guilty when eating it haha.  It’s a bit chewier than the chocolate chip cookie and I swear there are chunks of peanuts or peanut butter chips in it, man it was good.  A winning cookie right here, and good to nibble on post-workout!


Great Full: a vegan sweet potato cranberry oatmeal cookie. Cranberries and sweet potatoes are a great source for antioxidants.

I like that they threw in a vegan cookie into their inventive cookies and added great ingredients of sweet potato, oatmeal and cranberries! The cookie was a bit dry but the tart cranberries helped to give this cookie some flavor.  It wasn't my favorite of the bunch, but I do appreciate a good vegan cookie.


Snap Back: a chewy gingersnap infused with cayenne pepper, cloves and blackstrap molasses. These three ingredients are great for body detox. This cookie is being sold as our hangover cookie!

This cookie was my favorite hands down! If you like gingersnaps then this cookie will satisfy you completely.  Its chewy and FULL of ginger flavor.  After your first chew and swallow the cayenne pepper hits you and its amazing.  I love the heat of this cookie.  The combination of ingredients really was perfected to make this an extra special cookie.  I like that they used natural detoxifiers (cayenne, ginger, molasses) in this cookie for some added benefits along with excellent flavor.


Find out where to buy these awesome cookies on their website: http://www.thecookiedepartment.com/index.php?cookie=sb#-9750


The kind folks at The Cookie Department are offering 2 boxes of their fabulous cookies to TWO lucky readers!

Just enter below through rafflecopter.  The contest is only open to my American readers, sorry to everyone else, but there are a few contests coming up soon open to all North American residents so stay tuned!




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39 comments

  1. These cookies sound amazing!!!!!

    Ahahaha I love that the choc chip cookie is an aphrodisiac :P

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  2. Holy wow.. that awaken baked looks fabulous!

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  3. That Chocolate Nookie Cookie looks to be a Winner, Natalie.

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  4. Love the flavors and concept behind these cookies. Just don't eat the aphrodisiac one at work lol.

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  5. I'm a big fan of ginger too. I can't enter the contest because I'm Canadian, but good luck to the rest!

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  6. Akiva from The Cookie Department here. Natalie, thank you so much for the great review of our product. Your fans are already starting to comment on our FB page! We can't wait to send out these boxes of cookies to two of your winners. Thanks again.

    Akiva Resnikoff
    co-founder, Director of Product Development
    The Cookie Department Inc.
    www.thecookiedepartment.com

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  7. What a neat idea for a business! Now why didn't I think of that????

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  8. These are in deed very intriguing. I love the functional idea a lot. :) I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Nookie the most. Never say no to chocolate. hahaha...

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  9. Tough work there, sampling cookies. ;) They remind me of the huge cookies I used to buy and eat with abandon when I was young. :)

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  10. it's so hard to pick what flavor i would like coz they all look so yummy. but, that caffeinated "awaken" cookie has me intrigued! :D

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  11. How fun and so very clever! Mine would be the Awaken cookie for sure, but then I would try all of them one by one! They look fabulous.

    Nazneen

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  12. I love that they have a vegan option - and that it sounds great! Their names are brilliant too :)

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  13. I would love to have that peanut butter protein cookie!

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  14. The espresso cookie sounds CRAZY good. Would love to try that one out!

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  15. They all look so delicious !
    I love the combinations of the flavours

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  16. the ginger snap or the peanut butter. though they all look good.

    fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

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  17. ANything peanut butter is my favorite!

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  18. Wow, what a great giveaway! The Awaken cookie sounds good to me!

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  19. I would love to try the protien cookie! Sounds like a great way to fuel after a hard workout ;)

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  20. The peanut butter one sounds tempting! Plus, I love getting a little extra protein from a cookie! ;)

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  21. Looks so good, I think I would love the Peanut Butter Cookie.

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  22. A FUNCTIONAL cookie...now that sounds awesome. I always love another excuse to eat cookies!

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  23. The Snap Back sounds amazing - such a great idea!

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  24. You seriously had me at cookie, and then I saw that they were a functional food cookie. Ummm GENIUS. I probably would eat all of them.

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  25. These are new to me! Terrific idea - I'm going to have to check these out. Really good stuff - thanks.

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  26. Yum, the ginger snap with the bit of pepper has my name all over it:-)

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  27. The Tough cookie sounds so cute!

    Sad that I'm not qualified for this giveaway...

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  28. I am nuts over cookies so these functional cookies are super intriguing to me. Can't win any but would try them if I come across them.

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  29. I totally want to try so many of these cookies, but you have me convinced that the ginger ones would be my fave!

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  30. They look so yummy, esp the peanut butter one.

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  31. A CEO of all things cookie? My dream job! I'm going to have to go with espresso, but let's be real: I'd eat any of these!

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  32. What a fantastic idea! I love them :) I should pass them onto management!

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  33. The choc chip cookie looks amazing!

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