ABOUT US

We Are In Business To Change The World.

Pure Inspiration. Dazzling Artistry. And One Dedicated Entrepreneur.

Queen City Cookies was created by Peggy Shannon, a lifelong baker with a passion for art and all things beautiful. Using only the finest, all natural ingredients like rich European-style butter, farm fresh eggs, and whole cane sugar, Peggy and the artisans at Queen City Cookies create unique, elegant, and sumptuous handmade baked goods from scratch that are guaranteed to delight the eye as well as the most arduous palate. These breathtakingly beautiful treats make the perfect gift for any occasion or are just right when you want to spoil yourself with the very best baked good possible.

Amazing Cookies, Good Works.

At Queen City Cookies, we're all about greatness, and we believe that empowered human beings can change the world. We are committed to being awake and responsible citizens, as well as dedicated to making a positive impact on our community.

As part of our commitment to meaningful and uplifting work, Queen City Cookies is proud to support numerous local events and organizations, including Women Helping Women, the MS Accelerated Cure Project, the Cincinnati Northside Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CNCURC), the Northside Farmers' Market, Happen, Inc., The de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation, the Wise Temple Sisterhood, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Fairview German Language School, the American Heart Association, the Cincinnati Civic Garden Center, and the Cincinnati Opera.

Queen City Cookies is a proud sponsor of the Queen City Cookies Youth Soccer Team, as well as the Queen City Cookies' Art Camp. Directed by Happen, Inc., this free camp brings art and education to underserved populations in Cincinnati.

And, when you eat Queen City Cookies gourmet Buttery Shortbread Bliss cookies, you're saving lives! A portion of the profits from Queen City Cookies are donated to Pets Without Parents, a no-kill animal shelter in Ohio. In addition, your purchase helps us support for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, dedicated to fostering baby elephants, many of whom are left orphaned by poachers. Please purchase lavishly. You will make a difference in someone's life!

We're Making Every Day Earth Day.

Caring about the earth is important to us. In our quest to bring you the best cookies possible, we've taken the green road from our packaging to the renovation of our kitchen using LEED best practices.

Here's a few of the eco-smart choices we've taken to reduce our carbon footprint and keep our earth healthy.

Minimizing Our Carbon Footprint

  • CFL light bulbs and LED lighting
  • All appliances Energy Star rated
  • Innovative building design allows for energy conservation
  • Repurposed obsolete building into modern facility
  • Buy local products, reducing fuel consumption
  • Organic, whenever and wherever possible
  • Reuse building materials
  • Construction waste repurposed
  • Materials reuse of furniture and furnishings
  • Bulk purchases eliminate unnecessary packaging
  • Use of local materials and craftsmen
  • Certified wood in renovation

Environmental Quality

  • No smoking facility
  • Low-emitting materials in construction: adhesives, sealant, paints, coatings, flooring, furniture, and seating
  • Outdoor air delivery monitoring
  • Increased ventilation and air delivery
  • 95% Plant-based, phosphate free, biodegradable detergent
  • Non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning agents
  • New Energy Star HVAC optimizes energy performance
  • Recyclables
  • All paper products
  • Compostable cornstarch packing peanuts for shipping boxes
  • Recycled shipping boxes
  • Compostable cello bags
  • Luxury ribbons and boxes reusable
  • Conserving Water
  • EcoFlow faucets
  • Ultra-low-flow toilet
  • Smart irrigation to reduce water used for landscaping
  • Storm water retention
  • Innovative wastewater technologies

Alternative Transportation

  • Public transportation accessible
  • Bicycle storage, shower, and changing room
  • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles

Bakery Renovation

  • Repurpose existing site to enhance community development
  • Protect and restore natural habitat
  • Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Certified Monarch Way Station
  • Organic gardening practices
  • Maximized open space
  • Light pollution reduction, using timers and sensors

Reducing Waste

  • Overstock to local food pantry
  • Reusable plates, cups, napkins, cleaning materials, kitchen products

 

Let the beauty we love, be what we do. -- Rumi