I’ve found myself smitten with a delightful little part of Instagram these days: designer cookies. Yes, beautifully decorated cookies with some of the most inventive, creative, and funny illustrations. So, really, what’s not to love?
I took it upon myself (you’re welcome) to put together a list of nine of the most unique themes to share with you. The best part?
Eating them They’re all made by local businesses, so you can order your own!
If you’re looking to add some pretty and uplifting pics to your Instagram feed, I suggest following these accounts. Because, honestly, who couldn’t use more cookies in their life right about now?
At Your Cervix
I know a lot of moms that bring a gift for their labor and delivery team (not me, I’m never that prepared. Sorry doc!). These cookies by Anh Le, based out of Happy Vally, are sweet and sentimental and look like very pretty mom and baby cookies. There’s something a little extra special here because these were for a fertility team at ORM.
But the real kicker is “At your cervix”. That has to be one of the most appropriate lines ever delivered to a medical professional.
See Ya Later Ovulator
I laid eyes on these beauties in a Facebook Group where a fellow mom was looking for a post-hysterectomy gift to send to her friend and Too Smart Cookies, based out of Gresham, nailed it! Having a hysterectomy is a SIGNIFICANT surgery and something as thoughtful (and funny) as these cookies surely brighten her friend’s day. I’m not sure which is my favorite: No more cramping my style or the cutest little uteri I’ve ever seen.
Another Facebook group find, these cookies feature the mugs from real pups. And they are hand-painted. Talk about talent. While Matriarch Cookie Co. technically isn’t local, they’re based out of Eugene, I’m more than willing to make an exception because LOOK AT THOSE dogs. These cookies are truly a work of art.
Thank you for Being a Friend
When cheesecake isn’t available, we should all celebrate our friendships with the Golden Girls and cookies, obviously. So, why not send cookies to your friends to thank them, well, for being a friend? You can find these gems at Honey Bee Cookie Company (they’re in Beaverton).
In case you were wondering, I’m a solid Dorothy (according to this very reliable quiz from Buzzfeed).
I Ate Some Pie
Call me a sucker for a good math pun (because I am 100% that lady), but this clever Pi Day cookie from The Sugar Shoppe (in Canby) is a 10/10 in my book. I know you’re dying to get the joke, so here’s the loose translation. The squareroot of -1 is i, 2^3 equals 8, sigma means “the sum of”, and of course pi (3.14).
Put is all together and you get: i 8 sum pi…I ate some pie
We all know that quarantine, shelter in place, and COVID-19, in general, have been pretty rough. The answer (to at least some of your woes)? Cookies of course. Send an appropriately social distanced hug that includes coronavirus, Purell, and Lysol (but all of the edible kinds) with this collection of Quarantine cookies from Semore Sweet Cookies (out of Colton, OR).
Thank you, Next
Um, I don’t know about you, but I know EXACTLY what I’m sending my friends (or kid, or whomever) the next time they go through a rough breakup: these Ariana Grande Thank you, Next cookies from Cachito de Cielo Pdx (based in Portland).
Meanwhile, I’ll just be over here serenading anyone within a 50 radius,
“Spend more time with my friends. I ain’t worried ’bout nothin’. Plus, I met someone else. We havin’ better discussions…”
Babies, Beets, Battlestar Galactica
We’ve all see beautifully decorated cookies for babyshowers, but what if they were also funny, referencing your favorite TV show and 100% on point? Enter The Office themed baby shower cookies from Honey Bee Cookie Company (in Beaverton). And I am here for every.single. detail. Whomever’s friends put this one-of-a-kind shower together, please get in touch as I think we should be best friends 🙂 Also, that’s one lucky baby to have a group of role models with such a solid sense of humor.
The Sugar Shoppe does it again, scoring a perfect 10 for these gift cookies for a urologist friend. I literally LOL’d when I stumbled upon these. Oh, and I had to blur the top left cookie because, although it was cute and fit the collection perfectly, it’s not technically suitable for work…unless you’re a urologist of course. If you want to see for yourself, check out their Facebook page and search ‘urologist’.
Have you found some super unique or funny cookies around PDX? Let me know in the comments because I NEED TO KNOW!