About Us

The women behind the aprons.

Jill Balick and Susie Schuster started The Cookie Joint® as a way to express their deep devotion to all things cookies, and their desire to make eating cookies fun again. Both women come from artistic backgrounds,which is perhaps why each and every cookie recipe is developed with a creative, one-of-a-kind twist. So it’s not just a Coconut cookie for example. It’s a Coconut Crunch cookie made with the all-time breakfast classic, Corn Flakes cereal. And that’s how they create every cookie recipe—with a surprise in every bite.

Previously, their passion for the arts led them to pursue different art ventures. Jill started her own jewelry line and Susie created unique mosaics made from repurposed materials. Their artistic roots are why each cookie is hand cut and each package has a unique, playful touch creating an epicurean piece of art to enjoy and savor. Cookie Fries, their signature cookies designed to look like crinkle-cut French fries that started it all, blends Jill’s taste for sweet and Susie’s preference for salty, and along with their combined sense of humor. That's why they’re as fun to eat as they are delicious.

The Cookie Joint® is a true labor of love. Just as each ingredient is thoughtfully selected and poured into mixer bowls with care, Jill and Susie pour their hearts into every aspect of their business. They continue to create new and innovative recipes, surprising flavors and fun, customizable packaging that makes every cookie from The Cookie Joint® a real occasion.