Saturday has arrived and your schedule is already filling up, but you promised the kids you’d have fresh-baked cookies this weekend. Keep your word without making a mess in the kitchen thanks to After Dark Cookies, Portland’s new cookie (and other treat) delivery service. Read on to find out how to get fresh goodies delivered right to your door.
photo: Annette Benedetti
After Dark Cookies
It sounds too good to be true, but this local business is the real deal. Founders Julia Baldwin and her husband, Richard Kotulski bake a variety of cookies from scratch using ingredients that include local, organic products and deliver them fresh and hot to customers’ doors every week. But cookies aren’t all they are delivering. You can order ice cream and popcorn to go along with your favorite movie. And if you need something to wash down all of that sweetness, just ask them to throw in some milk, chocolate milk or cold brewed coffee.
Just like the name suggests, After Dark Cookies delivers during the evening hours. It also only operates on the weekend. You can give them a jingle Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday from 7-11 p.m..
If you live in SE Portland, the South Waterfront area or by Portland State University near Hassalo on 8th st., you are in luck. After Dark Cookies delivers to those three area zones. Check out the map of their delivery area on their website.
If you don’t live in one of their delivery zones, they urge you not to panic! They take inquiry calls and fit in deliveries to areas outside of their typical routes when possible.
photo: via After Dark Cookies
Since they opened, the folks at After Dark Cookies have created 21 unique cookie recipes. They offer seven Almost Anytime Cookies: Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Sugar and Vegan Chocolate Chip. In addition to their regular offerings, they have the Sometimes cookies which include Mama’s Cornbread, the TJ Snack Attack, the gluten free Happy Monkey and others.
Additionally, After Dark partners with 12 Portland business to offer a different featured cookie every month. Their partners include Higgins Restaurant, Seely Mint, pFriem Family Brewers, Clutch Coffee Roasters, MilkFed Criminal Masterminds Comic and more. You wont want to miss the surprise as they reveal their latest creation each month!
photo: via After Dark Cookies
Sometimes cookies just aren’t what you are craving…or perhaps you just want something cold and sweet to go with your cookies. Lucky for you and your clan, After Dark Cookies offers these additional treats:
Cloud City Ice Cream Pints
If it’s ice cream you’re craving, After Dark can bring it. Choose from these locally made flavors: Sea Salt Cookie Dough, Raw Honey Vanilla, Chocolate Coconut Sorbet, Better Than Therapy and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel.
Nothing goes better with watching a flick together than popcorn. After Dark delivers two flavors from locally owned Poplandia Popcorn for your tribe to choose from: Sharp White Cheddar and Garlic Cheese. Yum!
You are going to need to wash all of your snacks down with a beverage, so why not have them bring that too! After dark delivers something for everyone, young and old. Choose from 2% milk, chocolate milk or Clutch Coffee Coldbrew. Careful, between the sugar and the caffeine, you might just be up all night.
How to Order
You can make your order online at app.afterdarkcookies.com, through their Facebook page, on their custom iOS or Android apps or by phone at 971-361-6986. Delivery time generally takes somewhere between 45-65 minutes and the cookies are guaranteed fresh and still hot! Just like mom and dad make (accept this time they didn’t).
What is your families favorite cookie flavor? Share it with us in the comment section below.