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 Pearsons 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. 32 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.
Hours of Operation: Sunday -Thursday 10am - 10pm | Friday - Saturday 10am - Midnight
For fresh baked cookies straight out of the oven, please visit our retail bakery at
1203 Pacific Avenue, in the beautiful Downtown Santa Cruz.
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 store. 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.
Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Chip Walnut
Peanut Butter & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Cahootz (white chocolate with macadamia nuts)
Almond Joe (chocolate, almonds & coconut)
Dark Chocolate Cranberry
Cherry Bomb (seasonal summer flavor with tart cherries in sugar cookie dough)
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip & Gluten-free Snickerdoodle
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)
Coffee Almond Fudge
Peanut Butter Swirl
Green Leaf Tea
Red Rasberry Cheesecake
Pralines & Cream