Family bake sale turns into cookie shop in South Jordan
Sep 16, 2020 02:27PM
By Libby Allnatt
Eight different flavors are on display at Local Cookie Co. in South Jordan on Aug. 12. The shop, which opened in July, has both regular and rotating flavors. (Libby Allnatt/City Journals)
By Libby Allnatt | [email protected]
A new family-owned cookie shop in South Jordan is serving up freshly baked treats with an evolving menu and unique flavors.
Local Cookie Co. opened on River Heights Drive in July. Todd Hunt, who owns the shop with his wife, Chelsy, said that in the first few weeks of opening, they’ve been very busy and are “so grateful for everybody and their support here in South Jordan.”
The menu can satisfy any sweet tooth, with four flavors changing each week. Featured flavors have included coconut key lime, coffee cake crumble and, by popular demand, banana. The regular flavors always on the menu include chocolate chip, semi-sweet chocolate chip, sugar and a chocolate sandwich cookie.
“We wanted to make ourselves different,” Hunt said. “All of our ingredients are baked in fresh. We don’t have just a base cookie with toppings. We have all of our cookies with ingredients baked in.”
The origins of the shop demonstrate the family roots of Local Cookie Co. Hunt said their youngest daughter, Lainey, started a bake sale at about 10 years old to benefit different causes. The treats were soon in high demand.
“She picked a different charity each year she wanted to donate to,” he said. “We had tons of people come. She ended up baking more and more cookies, and she ended up selling out every year. People were making requests. We decided to take it to a bigger scale.”
Hunt said the location of Local Cookie Co., off 10400 South and right near a Walmart and a Costco, has led to many walk-in customers, and they also do catering. Social media has been helpful at getting the word out.
“We’ve got some great team members doing social media for us. We’ve been able to see a lot of success from social media with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter,” he said.
The grand opening had to be delayed a bit due to equipment shipping delays, pushing the opening date from July 1 to July 15. But Hunt said they’ve seen great support from the community of South Jordan since opening their doors.
“Our whole logo and branding is around that local feel,” Hunt said. “We’re not a big chain or franchise. We’re a local family and want to support the people around us. I love the local feel and to support other local businesses. That’s what makes South Jordan so great and makes our state great as well.”
He said they hope to expand Local Cookie Co. and are looking at other spaces.
“It’s been fun to do this as a family,” he said.
Local Cookie Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit its website or social media pages to check out the flavors of the week.