Santa Cruz Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 10am-11pm | Friday-Saturday 10am-Midnight
In the late 1970's Larry and Shelly Pearson were living in the Monterey Bay area with their two daughters, Stacy and Cara. Looking for a sustainable way to support their young family, they came across a small cookie store in downtown Carmel and were immediately interested in the concept. Larry came from a strong business background, developed during his seven years of working under three very successful entrepreneurs, and becoming an entrepreneur himself was very appealing to him. Shelly's artistic creativity paired with Larry's entrepreneurial spirit gave the Pearson's an opportunity to create something special. In 1980, after months of perfecting several gourmet cookie recipes, the Pacific Cookie Company retail bakery opened on the Pacific Garden Mall in Santa Cruz, California. 34 years later the Pacific Cookie Company retail store is a cornerstone of Downtown Santa Cruz. On a visit to the area it is hard to walk by without being drawn in by the fresh baked cookie aroma.
Made from the finest ingredients including Guittard chocolate, sweet creamery butter, pasteurized whole eggs, unbleached flour, and pure vanilla, our cookie dough is made in small batches each day and brought to our retail stores. The dough is scooped fresh and baked continuously throughout the day to ensure you receive a fresh cookie not far from the oven in which it was baked. Enjoy it with cold milk, a cup of locally roasted coffee, or underneath a scoop of Marianne's ice cream. Any way you have our cookies, we promise you will not be disappointed. Click here to meet our cookies.
Almond Joe (chocolate, almonds & coconut)
Cahootz (white chocolate with macadamia nuts)
Cherry Bomb (seasonal summer flavor with tart cherries in sugar cookie dough, downtown Santa Cruz retail bakery only)
Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Chip Walnut
Coconut Macaroon (downtown Santa Cruz retail bakery only)
Dark Chocolate Cranberry
Peanut Butter & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt, Gluten-free Cardamon Sugar & Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (**downtown Santa Cruz retail store only)
Pacific Cookie Company proudly serves locally made Marianne's Ice Cream. Known for the perfectly creamy texture and over 70 flavors Marianne's has been serving the Santa Cruz, Ca area and beyond with homemade ice cream since 1958. At our downtown Santa Cruz retail store we have 17 flavors that change with the seasons but we promise to always have your classic favorites. Come in for a scoop on a cone, a scoop on a freshly baked cookie or create your own ice cream sandwich combination.
1020 (caramel ice cream, chocolate fudge swirls and Oreo cookies)
Cookie Dough (featuring our very own Chocolate Chip cookie dough)
Coffee Almond Fudge
Green Leaf Tea
Peanut Butter Cup
Pralines & Cream
Red Raspberry Cheesecake
Pacific Cookie Company has searched for years for gluten-free cookies that deliver true gourmet taste and texture. That search ended right here in our own backyard when we found Anna Hayes and Red House Bakery
. Anna produces her dough in a gluten-free facility in Santa Cruz which is then brought to Pacific Cookie Company for baking and selling to you. Each cookie is handmade with all-natural ingredients including whole gran organic brown rice flour, sorghum flour, organic creamery butter, Guittard chocolate and organic coconut palm sugar.
We know how strict gluten-free diets can be so we have taken precautions to prevent cross-contamination with our wheat based cookies.
And now, thanks to the Pacific Cookie Company and our new partner, Red House Bakery, gluten-intolerant locals and tourists alike can now enjoy the sweet pleasure of just-baked cookies, warm and aromatic from the oven. So come in and taste the newest addition to our family and see our new look.
Please click here to download the specifics on how we handle Gluten-Free Cookies.
Pacific Cookie Company is proud to partner with the following local Santa Cruz Companies.