General

Where are you located?


The Talking Cookies is a registered MDA MN Cottage Food Law producer based in Elk River, Minnesota. At this time, all visits and order pick-ups are available by appointment only. Wondering about Classes and Holiday Pop-ups? Visit those pages to find more info.




Do you offer shipping?


Unfortunately, shipping is not available (per MN Cottage Law). All cookies for pop-ups, pre-sale events, custom orders and cookie dough orders must be picked up in person.




Where do your cookie classes take place?


All classes are held in my home in Elk River. For details on a specific class, visit the Classes page.




How much do your cookies cost?


Note: All cookies are approximately 3-3.5" in size CUSTOM ORDERS

  • Classic Vanilla/Almond Sugar Cookies with vanilla royal icing: $54/dozen (2 dozen minimum)
  • Specialty cookie flavors: $60/dozen (2 dozen minimum)
    • Available flavors: Chocolate, Lemon, Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Fruitloop
  • Specialty flavors for royal icing: Price varies (contact for details)
    • Note: Only available for Specialty Cookie Orders
    • Available flavors: Lemon, Carmel, Strawberry
POP-UP SALES
  • Prices vary by sale
  • Visit the Pop-ups page for individual pricing for each sale




How long do your cookies stay fresh?


All cookies are individually heat-sealed in a cellophane bag to maintain freshness and flavor. If left in their bags, the cookies should stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. If you're not planning to eat the cookies within a week, I recommend freezing them for maximum freshness. See below on how to freeze your cookies!




Can I freeze your cookies to enjoy at a later time?


Absolutely! My cookies freeze very well. Customers will often freeze the cookies if I am unavailable for the exact pick-up date they would like. Tips for freezing cookies:

  • Carefully place them in an airtight container or Ziploc (if using a Ziploc, place a cookie sheet under it for stability). Rather than stacking them on top of one another, try stacking them on their sides.
  • If your cookies are packaged in a box, you can simply leave them in there and put the box in the freezer.
  • Take them out of the freezer the night before you'll be needing them.
  • Important: DO NOT open the container or Ziploc bag until the cookies are completely thawed. Opening the container may cause condensation and ruin the cookies. It's best to just take them out of the freezer and leave them until morning.




How far in advance should I book a custom order?


The sooner the better! I typically book 2-3 months in advance. While cookies are my passion and I love making my customers happy, I'm also a busy, loving mother with a day job/career. If you need cookies sooner or are wondering about my availability, head to the Custom Orders to submit a request and I'll get back to you shortly.




Do you offer any gluten-free, nut-free or dairy-free cookies?


Unfortunately, I do not at this time.




Do you deliver?


No, I do not. All orders must be picked up in person.




When is payment due?


Payment is due upon ordering. Cookie orders are not booked until they are paid in full. For very large orders, a non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date.




Do you offer refunds?


I am able to refund and cancel your cookie order up to 14 business days prior to your pick-up date. Note: No refunds will be given for cookies that have already been made (this includes cookies for holiday pop-ups). Any holiday cookies that are left 24 hours after the pick-up times have ended will be forfeited with no refund unless other arrangements have been made with me.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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