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Cookiesfor Any Occasion

At Punta Gorda Cookies, we strive to provide delicious homemade cookies, iced to perfection, to enhance your event. Whether you're celebrating a birthday for a friend, a wedding for a hundred, or rewarding your own customers or clients with a personalized treat, we have it!

We offer flexible options and pricing to fit any budget. All our cookies are the highest quality, freshly baked for you and you alone. With our rotating flavors, you're sure to find something you will enjoy. 

All About Me

I'm Lori. Lifetime cook and baker, Midwestern farm girl turned Floridian, dog lover, mom, wife, and diet coke enthusiast. I also may have a legit addiction to cookie cutters.

I started my home bakery cookie business, officially, on January 29 of 2020. For years, I was primarily a holiday baker and would send goodie boxes to friends and family all over the country at Christmas. In 2019 I stepped up my decorating game and enjoyed it so much, I decided to keep going. My husband and neighbors were on the receiving end of all my trials and samples and encouraged me to start selling. Mostly because they support me. Somewhat because their pants would fit again if I had an outlet for my creativity. I sold a few cookies, mostly to people I knew. 

Covid-19 hit and I shrugged and said 'well, that was fun while it lasted'. I continued to market cookies, adding non-contact pickup using a cooler on my front porch for safety. The orders trickled in. Then in late April, 2020, I threw together what I called 'Boredom Buster Kits' consisting of undecorated cookies, several colors of icing, and sprinkles. I marketed these with free delivery and almost before the post went out on social media, I had sold the two kits I created. While the hubs and I hit the road in mask and gloves to drop kits on the doorsteps of desperately bored Charlotte County residents, I received orders for 16 more kits! I stayed up most of that night baking and assembling and within a couple of weeks had sold almost 75 kits. This was the kickoff to the growth of my business. Those people loved the cookies and the service I provided and started inquiring for birthday cookies, bridal shower cookies, and more. Cookies fit into the creative way people found to celebrate and come together, even when they had to be apart. The growth has continued and the pickup cooler stuck!

In 2021 I added Gourmet Drop Cookies to my lineup - the best cookies you've ever tasted with premium ingredients and a perfect crispy exterior with an ooey, gooey center. Shortly after that I invested in my secret weapon - Eddie the Edible Ink Printer - he's just for cookies! This helped me expand into commercial orders, printing logos, coupons, and QR codes on cookies for local businesses. Then in late 2021 I added The Cookie Trolley, a catering service including delivery and pickup of a beautiful black iron push cart loaded with cookies and decorated to enhance any event. I have more plans for the future and can't wait to keep growing my offerings!

I love recipe development, trying new flavors, and improving my decorating skills. I love the challenge of new designs from my customers. Cookies are always different and never boring. My customers never stop challenging me with new themes and ideas. I just love my little Cottage Food business!

On the personal side, I adore my husband, who is undoubtedly my biggest fan, my four grown kids, my two Jack Russell pups (one pure blood, one half blood), all things Harry Potter, my pool, rum (Jamaican or otherwise), and traveling. I've recently taken up golf and I'm really really bad. But I enjoy the scenery and solitude of a golf course so I'm going to keep at it!

That's me! Thank you so much for making my business thrive over the last two+ years. I look forward to making your cookies for years to come!


 

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Location & Hours

Punta Gorda Cookies
7424 S Moss Rose
Punta Gorda, Florida 33955
+1 (941) 265-BAKE (2253)

PuntaGordaCookies@gmail.com
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8:30am - 5:30pm

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8:00am - 12:00pm

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