Welcome to Kirk's Cookies!
Kirk's Cookies provides wholesale pastries for DC-area businesses. There are no finer cookies to be found anywhere!
I'm Kirk (hello), and I love making cookies. I am obsessed with them, to be honest - I have dozens of notebooks filled with cookie recipes, observations, and ideas. I began baking when I was four, and over the past twenty-plus years I have invested significant effort into perfecting the chocolate chip cookie. At this point it is really about perfect, and if you try one, I think you'll agree. I may feign humility in many areas of life, but chocolate chip cookies are not one of those areas.
Anyway, while baking tens of thousands of cookies over the last two decades, I slowly developed knockout recipes for a smattering of other cookies, which you will find on the Products page. Of course, I make lots of other pastries as well, but my near-fanaticism is for cookies and therefore I have decided to scrap the scones, pies, etc. and present you only with those baked goods that are downright amazing and close to my heart. Please enjoy!
Kirk's Cookie Resume
Age 0: Kirk's mom worked in a cookie factory before and during pregnancy (in fact, she originally thought 'the bump' was the result of eating too much cookie dough). Her favorite cookie was chocolate chip.
Age 4: Kirk (with assistance) made his first chocolate chip cookie.
Age 5-15: Kirk baked more and more, and began raiding his grandmothers' cookbooks.
Age 6: Kirk makes the worst peanut butter cookie ever by accidentally adding 1 1/2 cups of salt, rather than 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Ugh. Even Mom doesn't pretend to like them.
Age 16: Kirk's cookie-baking habit simply became too much for his family to handle, and hebegan carrying Tupperware boxes of them to give away at school, church, the town, et cetera. He still does this, so flag him down if you spy Tupperware.
Age 17: Kirk's cookies play a significant role in securing a B- in Calculus. Unfortunately, AP Calc. graders were less flexible and awarded Kirk zero points for his essay response on the proper use of high-gluten flour in cookies.
Age 18: Kirk and his cookies go to UNC-Chapel Hill and are promptly leveraged by multiple campus ministries (Intervarsity and Lutheran) as evangelism tools. Kirk once provided 1,600 cookies for an Intervarsity welcome picnic.
Age 20: Kirk's roommate gives up chocolate for Lent...but weakens 3 days later.
Age 22: Kirk begins writing a book about chocolate chip cookies. Kirk is now producing approximately 5,000 cookies per year, on a recreational basis. Kirk moves to DC.
Age 23: Kirk tests "perfect" chocolate chip cookie recipes from America's Test Kitchen (too flat and buttery, not enough chew), the New York Times (too finicky, but pretty good), Allrecipes.com (Pudding in the dough is just silly), the Doubletree/Neiman Marcus urban legend recipes (good, but not outstanding), Nestle Tollhouse (decent, but who wants to use Nestle chips?) and various bakeries and online recipes. With the aid of various taste-testers, Kirk humbly declares his cookies way better than all of the above.
Age 24: Kirk's Cookies, LLC is born. After being deluged with free pastries, Sidamo Coffee and Tea (both locations) and Sova Espresso and Wine Bar agree to carry them. The cookies have been selling out ever since.
Age 26: Kirk quits his job with SRA International to launch Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, a mobile bakery that serves local milk, ice cream, and zillions of fresh-baked cookies! If you're in DC, please stop by www.CaptainCookieDC.com !
Cookies as Agents of Goodness in the World
The only thing more fun than selling cookies is giving away cookies, so Kirk's Cookies donates pastries on a regular basis. Kirk's Cookies has donated to HomeCourt DC, American University's Relay for Life, the Fairfax Montessori School, Haiti relief efforts, a Rwanda fundraiser, and many other worthy events! Additionally, Kirk's Cookies has supplied 2,500 cookies three years in a row for the annual "Cans for Cookies" food drive at SRA International. Cans for Cookies has raised over 35,000 pounds of food and $7,000 for food banks through out Maryland, Virginia, and DC.