6 Reasons Why Hawaii Cookies Are The Best Dessert 

Hawaii Cookies

We all love to munch on the savory Hawaii cookies. Don’t we?

Hawaiian cookies are America’s favorite for a reason. Their exotic flavors and varieties are unique to the Hawaiian islands. 

Some fresh Big Island cookies make the perfect dessert, be it a party, luncheon, or family dinner. 

They’re also a perfect snacking option and go best with your evening cup of coffee. 

Unlike pastries and donuts, cookies from Hawaii have a long shelf life. Store them the right way, and these cookies can stay fresh for up to six months. 

You see, cookies are more than just a dessert for us Americans; they’re emotions. The boxes of cookie delight that you get or gift someone for Christmas tells why.

A Unique History of American Cookies

The world has known cookies for a long time. They originated in 7th century Persia and became popular across Europe by the 14th century. 

Cookies made their way to New York in the late 1620s when the Dutch immigrants introduced what was then a European sweet delicacy.   

It took no time for these tempting cookies to find a new home here in the States. In fact, Americans took it to a whole new level by introducing new flavors like vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. 

Not to forget our (and arguably the world’s) favorite chocolate chip cookies. They are so popular across the States that people call them “the American cookie” and “National Cookie of America.” 

The passion for cookies is for you to see. 

In Hawaii, cookies were first baked on the island in the 1930s. 

Back then, local general stores sold them out of five-gallon jars. 

However, Hawaiian cookies in their heydays were different from mainland American cookies. They were infused with exotic local flavors of Hawaii, like shredded mango and li hing mui. 

Travelers fell in love with these unique flavors, and they took the cookies back home. That’s how Hawaii found its place on the global cookie map.

That is an interesting bit of history, isn’t it?

What makes Hawaii cookies the best dessert?

#1. The unique flavors of Hawaiian cookies

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Hawaii cookies are known for their exotic tropical flavors

As you saw, the initial popularity of Hawaii cookies amongst travelers was because of its unique flavor. So you won’t get even similar-tasting cookies anywhere else.

Take, for instance, Macadamia Nut Cookies from the Big Island. 

You might have heard of Hawaii’s popular Macadamia nuts and how much they’re loved across America. These cookies are made using the finest of handpicked Macadamia nuts perfectly roasted to taste.  

When mixed in the cookie dough, Macadamia nuts make the most delicate cookies with a perfect balance of softness, juiciness, and chewiness.  

That’s exactly why these cookies are the bestsellers amongst all Hawaii cookies. 

The same goes for Hawaiian wedding cookies, which immerse you in a one-of-its-kind tropical flavor experience. Made with local Hawaiian ingredients like pineapple, lime, coconut, Macadamia nuts, etc., these cookies taste tangy-sweet, a flavor you’d not find anywhere but in Hawaii. 

Have a dinner gathering at your home? Serve these cookies, and your guests are sure to have a pleasant sweet surprise for dessert. 

Not to mention, this can be your go-to dessert at a high-stakes corporate dinner. This unique delicacy made with the finest quality ingredients might well win you big deals and provide a shot in the arm to your business’s value.

#2. Nothing beats the freshness of Hawaii cookies

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You can store Hawaiian cookies for a long time

What can be better than Hawaiian cookies fresh from the oven? 

When you walk into Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies store, the aroma of fresh cookies filling the air is sure to uplift your mood. You might feel like munching on some of the delights right away. 

But can you relish the same freshness and taste away from Hawaii?

Kona cookies are shipped to your doorstep fresh, wherever in the States you may stay. So you can relish the unique flavors and aroma of Hawaii cookies sitting right in your home. 

Once you’ve tasted these cookies, you’d want to have them as dessert every day.

You may wonder, is it possible to store these cookies for long?

Actually, yes. 

We’ve discussed in our previous blog how exactly you can store Hawaiian cookies for a long time. 

By storing cookies the right way in a freezer, you’re sure to retain their flavors.

Just bring them out at dessert time and warm them up in an oven. It’s sure to taste as fresh and flavorful as from the baker’s oven. 

And yeah, the same fresh aroma fills up the air when you warm them, so it’s as good as relishing a cookie on the tropical beaches of Hawaii. 

That’s amazing for sure. Right?

#3. Hawaii cookies make a healthy dessert 

We all know how important it is to maintain good health. 

Unfortunately, health consciousness mostly comes at the cost of your dessert, as you might have to stop munching on those savory pastries and glazed donuts.

However, that’s not the case with Hawaiian cookies made using the healthiest ingredients. 

For instance, Mrs. Barry’s Kona cookies recipes include 100 percent organic products sourced from trusted and verified sellers. 

Macadamia nuts are rich in vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. They improve your heart health and digestion, control blood sugar, and help with weight loss. 

With whole wheat cookie dough, Macadamia nuts make for a healthy cookie dessert. 

The same goes for oatmeal raisin cookies, which are healthy snacks or dessert options. If you are on a controlled diet or concerned about adding unhealthy fats and carbs from sweet dishes, this can be your go-to dessert. 

Oatmeals are the perfect post-workout food to replenish your body. At the same time, raisins are a rich source of fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, and other essential nutrients, which are sure to boost your energy.

So you don’t need to sacrifice desserts to keep yourself fit and healthy. 

Hawaii cookies are the best replacement for unhealthy sweet foods. Munch on some oatmeal and raisin cookies, and you’re filled with energy and nutrients to keep you going for the day. 

There you have it, a healthy dessert option to keep you in shape. 

#4. There’s a cookie for everyone 

Chocolate chip cookies may be your favorite, but not your friends’. When you invite them over for brunch or dinner, that can be a problem. 

Thankfully, at Mrs. Barry’s Kona cookies, you get the widest variety of cookies, from exotic Hawaii flavors to all-time American favorites. 

That means you’d have your dessert tray full of different cookies, from chocolate-dipped soft shortbread to crunchy white chocolate Macadamia nuts. 

So you can rest assured, as your friends are sure to find their favorite cookie from the many. 

#5. You can take your cookies wherever you go

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You can savor Hawaii cookies on the go

We all love to savor a dessert after lunch or dinner. It is what makes the meal complete.

But getting a dessert can be a task when you’re at work or traveling. That is also true when you’re camping or hiking. 

You can’t carry a pastry in your lunch pack, can you?

Cookies are portable, so you can take them wherever you go and munch on whenever you want. 

Some cookies like chocolate-dipped Hawaiian shortbread cookies are so soft that they melt in your mouth. 

So you won’t miss those chocolate pastries for dessert. 

In fact, Hawaiian cookies might well become your new favorite dessert.

#6. Your dog can savor Hawaii cookies too

You might want to feed a bite to your dog while snacking on your favorite cookies. 

But did you know cookies can be harmful to dogs?

Cookie ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, etc., can be your favorite. Still, they can cause serious health problems for your dog, including seizures, diarrhea, drowsiness, and vomiting. 

When your dog comes wagging his tail while you’re relishing your favorite cookie dessert, it’s hard to resist feeding a bite. 

However, you can feed your dog some of our Crushie’s dog cookies, as these are dog-safe. 

So the next time you’re savoring your cookies, you don’t have to feel bad about not feeding your dog one. 

Hawaii Cookies: FAQs

Are Hawaiian cookies shipped across the US?

We ship our Kona cookies all across America. So, no matter where you are in the States, our cookies will reach your doorstep. 

Our Hawaii cookie company is renowned the world over for some of the rarest and highest-quality cookie delicacies. And we deliver our cookies fresh to every state in the US. 

How to send Hawaii cookies as a gift to family and friends?

You can check out our gift boxes, where we’ve assorted our cookies in fourteen different combinations. 

That includes some exciting cookie assortments like Macadamia nut shortbread, peanut butter, white chocolate, coffee crunch, and much more. 

There’s more to it. 

Along with delicious cookies, our gift boxes also include 100 percent pure Kona mountain coffee and Macadamian nut brittle.

We offer pan-American gift box shipping, which means wherever your family or friends may be, your love and affection reach them beautifully wrapped in our gift boxes. 


The unique taste of Hawaii cookies is sure to make you feel on the beautiful tropical island.

At Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies, quality is our top priority. That’s why we make our cookies with 100 percent natural and organic products. 

So you can rest easy and munch on our cookies, as we have your health on the top of our minds.