Amidst the COVID-19 upheaval in 2020, Agnes Chin, director of Complete Deelite, sensed an opportunity to help spread joy and hope in a time when it was sorely needed. She partnered with Jo Soo-Tang, an NGO advisor, fellow cooking aficionado, and mother to three, to create Cookie Smiles, an online fundraising platform.
Cookie Smiles is a social enterprise under the Edible Artists Global Academy Association (EAGAA). Each year they support 2 charities via fundraising, offer training opportunities for the disadvantaged and provide jobs for the physically impaired.
Their mission is to support the disadvantaged and bring joy to the world with one of the greatest comfort foods ever created – the cookie.
From Redundancy to Successful Bakers
Cookie Smiles cookies are baked by apprentice bakers, Ah Mei and Wei Wei. The duo, now both in their mid to late 50’s were both made redundant during the 2008 financial crisis and again in 2011. They’ve flourished in their new positions as do-it-all bakers at Cookie Smiles.
From not being able to differentiate the different types of flours, to learning how to master all kinds of specialized ingredients, Ah Mei and Wei Wei have proven that redundancy and despondency is only a frame of mind.
The Cookie Collection
The cookie collection consists of only the freshest and finest ingredients, bringing handcrafted delicious cookies delivered directly to you. Gluten free and vegan options available soon.
Cookie Smiles’ Cookie Range:
- Butter Snaps with Lemon Drizzle
- Strawberry Snaps with Strawberry Drizzle
- Purviz’s Chocolate Crunch
- Sesame Crunch
- Coconut Crunch
- Confetti Choco Snaps
- Blueberry Snaps
- Matcha Moon
Not ones to leave out man’s best friend, Cookie Smiles recently created a doggie treat version of their cookies using fresh pumpkin and peanut butter paste. The Woof Twisters themselves look like little cheese twist bread sticks to us humans and are a mouth-watering bone treat for our pawed friends.
Where to get Cookie Smiles
Want to get your hands on some delicious cookies and support a good cause? You can purchase Cookie Smiles at the following retail locations:
Their team can also help cater for your event, big or small. Contact them to find out how you can partner with Cookie Smiles and share your love with individuals who are in need of fundraising.
For more information visit the Cookie Smiles Website