In 1979 in the small beach resort of Ocean City, MD, the Great Cookie opened its doors for the first time.

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The delicious aroma drew vacationers off of the beach and into the store! The most popular cookie by far was the Snickerdoodle, a old-time recipe perfected by The Great Cookie. The bakery soon became one of the hottest snack spots "down the ocean”. Early success was the result of a commitment to the highest quality ingredients and a baking process second to none. Within months, new locations opened in the busiest malls in the Baltimore metropolitan area. This gold standard continues today and ensures that each and every batch of cookie dough is baked and checked for taste, texture and consistency.

By the end of 1985, we opened stores in the busiest shopping centers in Maryland.

The delicious bakery products on the menu: a fudge brownie (voted "Baltimore's Best"), Cookies, Cookie Pops, and a Baltimore original, Mini Black Bottoms. But the Snickerdoodle cookie continued to reign supreme as the most popular confection–an all butter sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar with a crispy edge and a soft, chewy center. It outsold the traditional, popular chocolate chip cookie by as much as 3:1! The Cookie Pop became a favorite with kids and moms and the Custom Cookie Cake became a popular alternative to the traditional birthday or celebratory cake. Customers may personalize their cookie cake that is made to order and baked fresh daily. We now send our cookies and 13-inch Custom Cookie Cakes all over the United States at an edible price.

In 2011, a cookie truck delighted the streets of Baltimore.

We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business. We are not a franchise! We serve our home town of Baltimore, Maryland with not only our popular retail stores but also our mobile cookie trucks that can be found roaming the streets and neighborhoods of Baltimore and surrounding counties. Our cookie trucks are so popular that we are expanding our fleet to serve even more areas around town.

We're going places.

The enormous popularity of the many products available from The Great Cookie is evidenced by the numerous requests we receive from loyal out-of-state customers who have a craving that can only be satisfied by a Great Cookie Cake or Snickerdoodles. We now make it even easier for everyone to buy a cookie cake online or give a Cookie Gift online with thegreatcookie.com so that our loyal customers can still be delighted with delicous cookies even if they are out of town. We’ve opened an exclusive bakery to serve our growing number of customers across the United States.  Our cookies and cookie cakes make great gifts for birthdays, holidays and corporate celebrations and we invite you to share The Great Cookie with friends, family and colleagues.