Sasquatch Cookies delivers fresh cookies to students’ doorsteps, promotes community service

September 12, 2017

Eric Friedberg

efriedbe@uccs.edu

    For those who crave cookies and milk as a late night snack, they now have the opportunity to get a fresh batch for their midnight cravings.

    Sasquatch Cookies, an online cookie catering business, opened _____. The new business delivers cookies three days a week, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 5 p.m. to midnight.

    The environmentally-friendly business, which uses recycled, degradable packing, according to the Sasquatch Cookies website, is owned and operated by Brooke Orist, Jen Buckholdt, Kate Zweber and Cassie Thomas.

    The group of entrepreneurs works out of a commercial kitchen in downtown Colorado Springs, where they bake and deliver the cookies.

    Orist said that her team has been working all summer to finalize the details and get the business up and running.

    “I have wanted to open a bakery since I was a little girl. During college, my sister sold baked goods for a fundraiser and I saw an opportunity for a business by how excited other students would get over home-baked goods,” said Orist.

    “Since there are only four of us, everyone pitches in to bake the cookies, pack the boxes and deliver them to you.”

    Starting at up to a dozen cookies, students can select their favorite flavors, purchase them online and Sasquatch will get them delivered to you that night.     

    Students can order seven types of cookies, including chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, gluten-free chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, caramel macchiato and the monster cookie.

    The most popular are monster cookies, which are packed with peanut butter M&Ms, chocolate chips and oats, according to Orist. Another favorite is the caramel macchiato flavor, which have real espresso and caramel chips.

    Sasquatch cookies aren’t just attracting college students; people in the community and military members are also gravitating toward this online cookie delivering system, according to Orist.

    “We have had a wide client base so far. We are very community oriented, so many of our neighbors order from us,” said Orist. “However, military personal and UCCS students are our most responsive groups.”

    According to Orist, Sasquatch Cookies is striving to make a positive impact and get involved in the community by donating profits and creating meaningful relationships with their customers. The company partners with a different project every six months and gives them 10 percent of their profits.

    “We are devoted to using environmentally-friendly products, and we value humor and relationships with our customers because we want to make you believe not just in our cookies, but in people and the community again too,” said Orist.       

    Currently, Sasquatch is partnering with Ecumenical Social Ministries, an outreach ministry that assists with emergency social service needs, and the Wish House, a collaborative facility where support is given to low income and homeless individuals.

    They’re also collaborating with a women’s temporary housing program that works with homeless women to help them become more self -confident and sufficient.

    “We are currently living in a world filled with injustice, and it can be daunting to think about what you can do as just one person,” said Orist.

    Sasquatch Cookies encourages others to get involved in the community to help support Colorado Springs by providing others with chances to give back as well.

    “As individuals, there is only so much we can do, but together we are hoping to make an impact in our community,” Orist said.

    For more information on Sasquatch Cookies and details on how to order from their website, visit sasquatchcookies.com.  

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