Coloring Contest – The Best Cookie in the World!

In the spirit of leprechauns, pots of cookies (err…gold), and all things possible, we challenge you to come up with the most tasty cookie in the world!

Now is your chance to show us how that cookie would look and taste…and enter for a chance to WIN ONE DOZEN COOKIES!

Click here for printable version!

Contest Rules:

1. Color the picture provided above and describe what the best cookie in the world would be. You may attach additional paper if necessary.

2. Fill out the entry form at the bottom of this page.

3. The entry deadline is Monday, March 21st. You may submit this page in person at our retail store in Downtown Santa Cruz at 1203 Pacific Ave.,  mail it to our business office at 303 Potrero St., Bldg. 40A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, or email us at

4. One grand prize winner will be chosen to receive one dozen cookies.

5. Winners will be contacted the week of March 21st. If we are unable to contact a winner by Friday, March 25th, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

6. Winning designs will be featured in our retail store and online at and/or on

7. Entries will not be returned

8. Contest is open to all ages. Entrants under 18 must have parental permission and the entry form signed by a parent or guardian.

Contest Entry Form:

Your Name: Your Phone#:
Your Age: Parent Signature:

About Your Cookie (the more descriptive, the better!):

1. What is the name of your cookie?
2. What’s the key ingredient in your cookie and why?

Have fun, and good luck!

Where do cookies come from?

Have you ever wondered how your cookie order gets from the internet to your door? There is some special magic (and a lot of love) that go into baking, packaging, and shipping your cookie order.

Here’s a little peek:

Our customer service team receives your order, tells our production crew how many cookies to make, and brings packing slips to our packaging crew.

Our business office and wholesale bakery in Santa Cruz, CA.

Larry & Shelly Pearson, the Pacific Cookie Company founders, smile after 30 years in business.

The production crew gets busy mixing, scooping, and baking. On an average day, we produce about 1,000 dozen cookies; at our peak in December 2010 we produced over 2,300 dozen in one day (we had some very tired cookie elves after that!).

Cookies ready for the oven.

When we say handmade, we really mean it: everyone of these cookies were scooped by hand. The snickerdoodles pictured are being rolled in cinnamon and sugar before being baked.

After the cookies are cool to the touch, our packaging crew put them in sleeves, nestle them in decorative shred, and wrap them in the packaging of your choice. Our packaging ladies are masters of bow tying and make sure every gift is packed carefully to arrive looking beautiful.

Putting the finishing touches on a Zen Something Sweet gift box.

Completed package ready to be picked up by FedEx.

Our wonderful FedEx drivers come by every evening to pick up the cookies that were baked and packaged that day. Then they are in the safe hands of FedEx and on their way to the lucky recipient.