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How does a great cookie
become a Best Damn Cookie?

Easy.

When those who make it believe in their responsibility to leave a better world for future generations. When supporting indigenous & local farmers and insisting on fair-trade practices is paramount. When high quality ingredients are exhaustively sourced and treated with the respect they deserve.

Explore our pantry below:

An illustration of DiasporaCo Baraka Cardamom by Abby Thorstaad

Baraka Cardamom

DiasporaCo ethically-sourced this cardamom from a small family farm in Kerala, India. “Mr. Chacko is one of the only farmers that has been able to domesticate a wild cardamom variety that thrives without pesticides, and is still beautifully aromatic!” It sells out almost immediately after each restock, it's citrusy, minty, slightly spicy and pleasantly pungent, the best we've tried by far.

An illustration of Kerrygold Grass-fed Irish Butter by Abby Thorstaad

Grass Fed Butter

Kerrygold works directly with small Irish family farms and farm co-ops to produce high quality grass fed butter. Ireland’s one of a kind Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme sets best practices for farmers to ensure animal health & welfare, sustainable land management, greenhouse gas emissions and more. Ensuring the cows eat grass aids in the butters golden color, sweetness and natural nutty aroma (in addition to many health benefits)!

An illustration of Wheat by Abby Thorstaad

Organic flour

Central Milling is a Utah based employee owned company with one of the largest selections of premium specialty flour and grains in the country. This blend is part raw red winter wheat and part malted. By malting the wheat (germinating it then drying and lightly smoking) the flour takes on a slight nutty flavor.

An illustration of Organic Coconut Sugar by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Coconut Sugar

In using coconut sugar, we impart a deep flavor to our cookies with notes of dark toasted marshmallow, caramel and maple syrup. Wholesome Non-GMO Organic Coconut Sugar is our go to, it’s free of animal by-products and certified Fair Trade.

An illustration of Organic Oats by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Oats

Bob’s Red Mill is a staple for commercial and home bakers alike. Bob’s is a 100% employee-owned company that produces delicious organic non-GMO oats perfect for that chewy nostalgic texture of oatmeal cookies like our Kerala.

An illustration of Sea Salt by Abby Thorstaad

Sea Salt

La Baleine sea salt comes straight from marshes in the French Mediterranean and is a staple in French households. La Baleine has been naturally crystallizing salt from the sun and sea breezes since 1934. We add just enough to highlight the other flavors of our cookies.

An illustration of Fair-Trade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla by Abby Thorstaad

Fair Trade Vanilla

Nielsen-Massey supplies vanilla from Mexico to Madagascar, with a commitment to strengthening the supply chain, improving economic prospects for farmers & their families, and decision making with a focus on environmental sustainability. A beautiful thing about vanilla is that it enhances other flavors, making chocolate taste richer and coffee more earthy and complex (for example).

Illustration of Fair-Trade Chocolate by Abby Thorstaad

Fair-Trade Chocolate

When it comes to chocolate, we source from several suppliers. Valrhona is a leader in high-quality French cocoa products. Their sustainability commitment includes cutting their environmental impact in half by 2025 and forming farmer partnerships in planter communities. Fine&Raw is a Brooklyn-based chocolate manufacturer with a radically-transparent organic cacao supply chain. They source their beans from farmers in Ghana and Ecuador who are paid equitable fair trade wages.

An illustration of Fair-Trade Coffee Beans by Abby Thorstaad

Fair Trade Espresso

We use Mount Hagen’s Fair Trade espresso from Highland Organic Agriculture Cooperative in Purosa, Papua New Guinea. It has similar flavor notes to out dark chocolate: cinnamon, clove and cacao.

An illustration of a Bottle of Gourmet Olive Oil by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Olive Oil

Bragg’s Organic Greek Olive Oil is unfiltered and unrefined exceeding the stringent quality standards set by the International Olive Council. We use this to loosen up our pumpkin seed praline, which needs we need an oil that's mild in flavor.

An illustration of Organic Ginger by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Ginger

We blanch our ginger four times to remove some of the intense bite. We then simmer it in cane sugar to soften and mellow it out.

An illustration of Oaxacan Chile de Arbol by Abby Thorstaad

Chile De Arbol

Our chiles are imported from Jalisco by our dear friend and notable Oaxacan chef Zack Wangeman. Zack makes all sorts of delicious things with corn at Sobre Masa. A little goes a long way with this spicy, fruity chile, we love using it with nutty roasted corn and sweet, earthy canela. 

An illustration of Burlap&Barrel Fair-Trade Cinnamon by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Canela

Burlap&Barrel is our source for Zanzibar Cinnamon Verum. It's grown by farmers like Bakari Omar in Zanzibar, Tanzania. "It grows on the steep hillsides rising above the beach, where it thrives in the hot sun, salty breeze and sandy soil, a terroir that contributes to a subtle, smooth flavor without any bitterness. The cinnamon is hand-cut and sun-dried to order throughout the year to guarantee the freshest and most intense flavor."

An illustration of Rhum Barbacourt by Abby Thorstaad

Dark Rum

Our Cofresi cookie features rum-braised pineapple. We use Rum de Barillito, the world's finest sipping rum, produced by one of Puerto Rico’s oldest rum manufacturers. They've produced their spirits since the 1880's.

An illustration of Sobre Masa Heirloom Corn by Abby Thorstaad

Heirloom Roasted Corn

The Cacahuazintle corn used in our Pinole cookie is imported by our friend Chef Zack Wangeman of Sobre Masa. It has a large ear with grains that are more white, round, and tender than the typical field corn grain, along with a very high level of starch which adds for excellent texture. By roasting it we intensify the flavor. This indigenous varietal is on its way to extinction and supporting the Mexican farmers who grow it is of the utmost importance. 

An illustration of Organic Agave by Abby Thorstaad

Organic Agave

Blue agave syrup is mild and sweet with a low glycemic index. We use Wholesome Agave, which is non-GMO, and organic.

An illustration of Seed+Mill Tahini by Abby Thorstaad

Small Batch Tahini

Seed+Mill produces organic artisanal tahini from sesame seeds sourced in Humera, Ethiopia and is an iconic stall at NYC’s Chelsea Market.

An illustration of Premium Nori by Abby Thorstaad

Nori

Our Kelp! Cookie would be nothing without nori, and Route 66 provides some of the best un-toasted Korean nori around.