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In 1983 I combined two popular gifts, flowers and cookies, into one deliciously delightful concept, the cookie bouquet. Twenty-five years later, customers continue to turn to Cookies by Design to help them deliver personal and creative expressions to others in a unique and fun way.
Each Cookies by Design location across the country offers unique cookie bouquets, gourmet cookies and other specialty gifts, all hand-crafted with care. We invite you to browse our website, call our cookie consultants, or visit our locations to get a taste of what we can do for you.
Thank you for your patronage. We hope you enjoy your cookies as much as we enjoy creating them for you.
Wishing you the happiest of celebrations,
Gwen Willhite - Founder
In 1983, Gwen Willhite suddenly found herself an unemployed, single mother. With time to think, this creative and motivated woman combined two traditional gifts ~flowers and sweets~ and turned them into one deliciously clever concept, the cookie bouquet. Her edible bouquets of custom-shaped and hand-decorated sugar and cinnamon brown sugar cookies on sticks were cleverly arranged in baskets as tasteful gifts for any occasion.
Gift-givers quickly embraced the new idea, and Gwen's budding enterprise soon outgrew her own home kitchen.
The newly successful entrepreneur moved to a location in nearby, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Then in 1986 when things really picked up, Gwen moved her business to Dallas, Texas.
After the Dallas business was established, Gwen turned her attention to the numerous requests from others wishing to start their own Cookie Bouquet franchise. The first franchised Cookie Bouquet location opened in 1987 and the momentum has been growing ever since. To better reflect all of the creative, unique and customized products sold, Cookie Bouquet locations changed their names to "Cookies by Design" in 2004. Now, 30 years later, approximately 100 Cookies by Design locations are operating across the United States.
Our Cookies by Design locations service all your cookie needs, from Father's Day Gift Baskets to birthday gift baskets, we can accommodate all holiday and special occasion gift needs!