The cookie shop for every Aussie: A delicious history of Cookie Man Australia
As cookie shop owners, we often get asked about the history of our shop. How did it start? What's the story behind it? Well, today we're going to answer all of those questions and more as we take a delicious journey through the history of Cookie Man Australia!
Cookie Man Australia's humble beginning
It all started in 1958 when we first opened our first retail cookie shop in the Melbourne Myer department store. We started out as ‘The Californian Cookie Company’, selling only our most famous baked biscuits - Californian Cookies - which are still being sold today.
That first retail store provided us with a model for a successful retailing formula which expanded into numerous outlets and an online store where every Aussie can conveniently shop their favourite cookies.
From our humble beginning with one cookie type we introduced sixty years ago, our range of products has significantly expanded today. We also got an opportunity to share our other heirloom cookie recipes including Harlequins, Choc Pebble, Shortbread Biscuits and many more.
How our cookies are made
At Cookie Man, we take pride and care in baking a wide range of home-style biscuits just for you. From traditional Anzac Biscuits to Decadent Triple Chocolate Cookies, our baked goodies are made using the finest ingredients at our SQF and HACCP certified facility in Mount Kuring-Gai, Sydney. All of our products are produced on the premises where wheat, oats, sesame seeds, nuts, dairy (milk), egg and soya products are processed.
We are also a 100% Australian-owned company. We proudly use Australian ingredients wherever possible, with imported ingredients only included when there are no other options.
We also use automated cookie ovens to produce the best cookies and biscuits for our consumers. These retail cookie ovens are supplied exclusively to Cookie Man both here in Australia and in the international markets.
Our heirloom cookie and biscuits
The entire Cookie Man range is now available online in single and bulk packs, delivered straight to your door. Read below to explore some of our traditional and modern cookie products you can order on our website.
The Californian is the first and original cookie that Cookie Man baked over 50 years ago. It’s a classic biscuit perfect for a light snack or after-dinner treat. The crunch of the cinnamon base topped with the delicacy of the almond will surely satisfy your sweet cravings.
Harlequin is one of our best biscuits that have been a family favourite for over five decades. It has our signature jube lollies that sit atop a zesty citrus base. Children and kids at heart love this tasty treat because of its sweet and fruity taste.
You don’t have to wait for Anzac Day just to get your hands on delicious Anzac biscuits. At Cookie Man, we’re selling this traditional Aussie snack all year round. They are sweet, crunchy, crumbly, and buttery, which are best paired with your favourite hot drinks.
Looking for the best chocolate biscuits for your business? Our Choc Pebble is our signature rainbow chocolate cookie, perfect for chocolate lovers. We use Quinzi's Confectionery's famous choco pebbles onto our special chocolate dough to make these colourful and sweet Choc Pebble biscuits.
Salted Jersey Caramel
Our very own salted caramel cookies cookies are filled with jersey caramel pieces, Belgian white chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. They are made with a sugar cookie base but with the added flavour of salted caramel. It also has salt, which gives these cookies a distinctive taste.
A classic chocolate chip cookie spruced up with couverture chocolate and natural coloured Smarties. These mouthwatering and bright-coloured spotty cookies are best paired with a cup of joe or warm milk. They also make a thoughtful gift for various occasions such as holidays and birthdays.
White Choc Macadamia
These crunchy and flavourful white chocolate macadamia cookies are one of our best-selling treats. They are well-loved by many cookie lovers because of the classic combination of creamy white choc chunks and chunky roasted macadamia nuts.
Cookie Man’s classic Shortbread Biscuits are a crowd favourite because of its flakey, buttery, crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth texture. It’s a versatile baked product that can be enjoyed any time of the day. It’s also available in different flavours such as French vanilla and honey macadamia.