Cookies by Design
Plano, TX
The original Cookie Bouquet company
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With the goal of creating a memorable gift that everyone would enjoy receiving (and giving!), founder Gwen Willhite started Cookies by Design over 30 years ago. These impressive gift bouquets were instant hits among men and women alike, and Gwen's budding enterprise soon outgrew her own home kitchen. Customers continue to turn to Cookies by Design to help them deliver creative expressions to others in a unique and fun way. The artisans at Cookies by Design hand-decorate each cookie in just about every shape, style and color you can imagine, making them the perfect gift for any holiday or occasion.

About The Food

These cookies are of the highest quality, baked fresh and hand decorated to order with care and attention. You’ll be surprised by the amount of detail that goes into every cookie. The recipe came from Gwen’s grandmother, and every cookie decorator now attends an intense 2-week program at “Cookie University.” Cookies by Design prides themselves in the highest attention to detail in their baking and icing. These treats aren’t all show though; they are guaranteed to taste as good as they look! The classic sugar cookie has just a hint of almond in its flavor.

Meet The Owner

After a divorce left her as a single, unemployed mom, Gwen Willhite was inspired by the idea of turning the traditional flower delivery experience into something that could be exciting for everyone—both men and women. By combining the two traditional gift ideas of flowers and sweets, she created a deliciously clever concept: the cookie bouquet. Proudly a woman-owned business since its founding in 1983, Cookies by Design makes over 7 million hand-designed cookies every year (and growing!).

Shipping Days
FREE SHIPPING for Cookies by Design

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering FREE NATIONWIDE SHIPPING from Cookies by Design to any shipping address in the continental U.S.

Expedited service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional fee (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 3:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

FREE GROUND SHIPPING - For any shipping address in the continental U.S., customers will be presented with FREE GROUND SHIPPING upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the delivery date selected at checkout. Delivery time can vary based on area, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS 2-Day - Your package will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 PM to residences and 5:00 PM to businesses. The flat-rate for 2-Day service is only $19.95.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $24.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the following morning, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for Next Day Air service is $29.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for Next Day Air and 2-Day service levels for an additional charge of $20 per shipment. Deliveries for Next Day Air are made Saturday between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, depending upon delivery address. Deliveries for 2-Day service are made Saturday by the end of the day, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All cookie packages from Cookies by Design are shipped in recyclable containers with plenty of packing material to ensure they arrive in perfect condition within the max allowable transit time of 8 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage and Care

Cookies at room temperature have a shelf life of 7 days upon arrival.

Cookies frozen in a sealed plastic bag, inside of an airtight plastic container, have an 8-week shelf life.

We DO NOT recommend refrigerating the cookies.