Each cookie is individually wrapped in either plastic or biodegradable wrapping. Each box contains 170 cookies.
In plastic wrapped cookies have a recommended shelf life of four months from production date.
The wrapping is printed with ‘Koekje uit Amsterdam’ and the three Saint Andrew’s crosses.
BIODEGRADABLE OR NO WRAPPING
Cookies in biodegradable wrappers have a recommended shelf life of 7 weeks from production date.
If you prefer you can order your cookies wrapping free. Cookies ordered wrapping free come in a box 1500 gram (about 190 pieces).
A box of unpackaged Mini Amsterdam contains also 1500 grams (about 380 pieces).
DELIVERY OR SHIPPING
We offer free delivery to businesses within Amsterdam and orders may be placed daily.
For Individual customers we can deliver your order within Amsterdam for € 3,50. Shipping within the Netherlands is also possible. Your cookies are carefully packaged and sent through PostNL for € 7,25.
When you place your order you can also indicate if you would like to pick it up at our location on Spaarndammerstraat. Do you live in the Spaarndammer or Houthaven neighbourhoods? Then we can deliver free of charge!
Please contact us by email for foreign orders.
2020 was also a difficult year for Cookie from Amsterdam.
We landed in the middle of the Corona crisis precisely at the moment when we were about to start the ‘cooking with chefs’ project at the homeless shelter De Kloof, in collaboration with the company Just Horeca.
Instead, Mariska began volunteering at the Stoelenproject’s overnight shelter. A couple of times a month she worked behind the bar along with other volunteers and once a month prepared meals for a small group of 30 homeless Amsterdammers. In November and December she and her daughter Robin did this together. Cookie from Amsterdam provided the ingredients for themeals.
In November 2020 we had our first frost. Our intention was to be able to provide warm sleeping bags to the homeless but unfortunately with such low revenues this was simply not possible. That did not stop us though. We came into contact with Harco Socks (www.harco-socks.nl/) who were prepared to donate 100 pair warm thermal socks and also hats. This gave us the chance to at least do something. The donation was shared to two shelter locations, The Stoelenproject and The Kloof.
If your company is able, like Harco Socks, to donate such items as warm socks, hats, sleeping bags, winter coats, underclothes, or shoes, we will happily come and pick them up.
We hope to be back at work in 2021 so that we can offer even more support!
Throughout the first four months of 2021 we have continued volunteering every other week behind the bar at the overnight shelter The Stoelenproject. In February and March bought groceries and cooked meals for around 30 people. The Stoelenproject closes it’s overnight shelter for the summer months so we will be back to help out in September.
In May and June we are working towards acquiring a supply of sleeping bags and backpacks. These items are always needed by those who are homeless in Amsterdam. We are searching for a manufacturer who is willing to make a good deal with us, hopefully at cost price. If we are successful in this before year-end we will let you know here.
Starting in the fall we are working with a new client. Together with a small team of homeless Amsterdammers we will be packaging cookie gift bags with personalised labels. This collaboration is good news not only for us but it will also allow us to help a few people earn a modest, but hopefully, regular income.
In the first months of 2022, we twice went shopping and cooked for 50 people who stayed in the night shelter of the Chair Project. We also brought a series of new sleeping bags and performed monthly voluntary bar services. We have purchased a series of belts for Daycare De Kloof on request.
In April we started a long-awaited job for a new Amsterdam hotel. Every week we bring there a considerable order of biscuits packed in a gift bag. Every Saturday we pack these bags with visitors to the homeless shelter Het Stoelenproject. We would like to expand this project because it suits all parties very well!
In the course of the year we will contribute where we can and will report further in the autumn!