Best Cookie Subscription Box in the UK (2021 Update)

Think of cookies and you’ll probably think ‘America’ but the Persians have been baking sweet cookies with locally grown cane sugar since the 7th Century. The chewy bakes were adopted by Europeans in the Elizabethan era and they then took their cookie recipes as they settled in their new-found-land. As America grew, so did the variety of cookie ingredients such as seasonal fruits and nuts. Then in 1837, the first batch of chocolate chip cookies was baked, by accident apparently, at the Toll House Restaurant in Massachusetts. Chocolate was nothing new then but the restaurant’s owner, Ruth Graves, had run out of baker’s chocolate, which melts when the cookies are baked. She used a bar of semisweet chocolate instead. The substitute chocolate ‘chips’ didn’t melt and miraculously kept their shape, heralding a new era of innovation for the humble Iranian bake.

These days there’s no end to the new flavour combos of cookies coming out of Britain’s bakeries. Our list of the best cookie subscriptions in the UK includes monthly deliveries from well-established bakeries offering cookie subscriptions, as well as small enterprises focused solely on delivering boxes of scrumptious cookies directly to your door.

Best cookie subscription boxes in the UK

Cutter & Squidge

The Good Cookie

Cookie Crumbles Baking Club

The Bakehouse

Chummys Cookies

Lulu’s Cookies

Cravory Cookies

Yumbles Cookie Subscription

The Cookie Bar

Cutter & Squidge

Best all natural NYC cookie subscription box

Cutter & Squidge cookie subscription

The cookies from Cutter & Squidge are all natural, 100% vegetarian and Halal-friendly chunks of soft and chewy cookie inspired by the popular New York City style cookie but they are baked daily right here in London and sent out around the UK with a next-day delivery service. As we were ordering for a few of us with different tastes we went for the Mixed Chunky Cookie Selection box, which has 4 or 8 cookies. In the box you get old favourites such as Chocolate Chip and Triple Chocolate, plus a variety of fancy flavour combinations including S’mores, Pistachio with White Chocolate and Choco Salted Caramel. We must admit that Cutter & Squidge do cut cracking cookies that Ruth Grave would most definitely approve of.

The Good Cookie

Best choice of cookie flavours

The Good Cookie subscription UK

Choose from up to 18 different cookie flavours when you get a 3-month subscription from The Good Cookie. Order monthly boxes of 12 to 18 cookies in the flavour of your choosing. This is a good option if you have a preference for a particular type of cookie as all the cookies in a box are the same flavour. If you want some variety you can choose the ‘flavour rotation’ option when you subscribe to get a new flavour each month. You prepay for 3 months at a time for three monthly deliveries then the subscription is automatically renewed unless you put your subscription on hold or cancel.

Cookie Crumbles Baking Club

Best DIY cookie baking kits for kids

Cookie Crumbles subscription

Instead of getting a delivery of baked cookies to your door, why not have a go at baking them yourself? The Cookie Crumbles Baking Club sends you all the ingredients you need to make your own cookies and other sweet treats at home. The ingredients and instructions come in a letterbox-size box. These baking kits are easy peasy for teaching kids how to make their own cookies with minimal adult supervision.

The Bakehouse

Best box of 12 cookie subscription

The Bakehouse Cookie Subscription

Get a monthly box of 12 cookies from The Bakehouse for three months for £74.95, which works out at just under £25 per box of a dozen cookies. The Bakehouse makes small batches of fresh cookies every morning and sends them out by Royal Mail that afternoon, or the next day if you order late in the day, to make sure they reach you still fresh. You get a variety of flavours in the box of 12 cookies. Each month is a different mix. Nuts and gluten are often included in the cookies but they are suitable for vegetarians and they’ll keep for about 7 days if stored in the fridge.

Chummys Cookies

Best New York style cookie subscription

Chummys Cookie subscription box

We have to agree that the colourful chunky cookies in six far out flavours from Chummys Cookies are just like the kind of quality cookies you’d expect to be served in a New York City diner. The 12 Cookie Subscription Box is their best seller with a mix of traditional flavours such as milk chocolate and chocolate chip plus colourful concoctions bursting with flavour. Fancy a White Choc & Raspberry or a Lotus Biscuit Cookie? Extras in the boxes include a nutritional card to help you if you are counting the calories. The cookies come wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. Add a card if you are sending the box of cookies as a gift.

Lulu’s Cookies

Best vegan cookie subscription box

Lulu's cookie subscription

Lulu’s Cookies is based in Swindon and specializes in baking luxury vegan cookies. They are gluten free too and taste great with an authentic chewy cookie texture that hits the spot. You can order boxes of 6, 9 or 12 cookies in a mixed box of single and double chocolate cookies topped with rich double chocolate chunks. A box of 6 cookies contains 3 of each type of cookie. A box of 9 cookies contains a 4/5 mix of each cookie, and a box of 12 contains 6 of each. The cookie subscription boxes are sent out by Royal Mail First Class in the UK. Postage is extra, except for free delivery to addresses in Swindon.

Cravory Cookies

Best big subscription box of cookies

Cravory Cookies subscription box

The Cookies of the Month Club by Cravory Cookies is the best cookie subscription for true cookie connoisseurs. Choose between a monthly delivery of half a dozen, a dozen or even two dozen (24) cookies per box and you’ll get a bumper variety of cookies with six new flavours to experience each month. Expect festive flavour surprises around seasonal holidays like Pumpkin Pie in October and Citrus Shortbread in April. Get a rolling monthly subscription for yourself or as a gift or pre pay for several months at a time and save up to 25% on the lot.

Yumbles Cookie Subscription

Best ethical cookies subscription

Yumbles cookie subscription box

Rest assured that your cookie indulgence in the comfort of your English living room is an ethical crutch that doesn’t cost the earth with a Yumbles Cookie subscription. Their cookie subscriptions come with the assurance that all the ingredients are carefully selected to ensure they meet quality, sustainability and ethical standards. They include special craft chocolate made by Menakao in Madagascar, Fair Trade sugar, organic flax seed, British flour and Cornish sea-salt to make exotic bakes such as Salted Pecan and White Chocolate Cookies. We shared a box of 6 cookies at the office and all enjoyed the malty, buttery and nutty-tasting experience topped with creamy roasted pecans and white chocolate nuggets. They were nice and chewy too; still fresh from the previous day’s baking and sent to us via 1st Class Royal Mail. The cookies are generously large, weighing in at just under 100 grams each.

The Cookie Bar

Best cookie subscription for the office

The Cookie Bar cookie subscription box

We unanimously give the Cookie Bar’s subscription our vote as the best cookie box to add pizazz to office coffee breaks. You’ll also be giving something back to the community. The cookies are baked by student helpers and volunteers at the Cookie Bar’s bakery in Hindhead, Surrey, which was launched in 2011 as a social enterprise in support of the COINS Foundation, which helps the least fortunate in society by reinvesting profits into community projects. Their vision and mission at the Cookie Bar is to bring about positive social change through social enterprise. We certainly felt a positive change in our bellies after polishing off a dozen of their lovely cookies posted to our door in a recyclable packaging priced at £22 per box, which includes delivery.

Cookie subscription boxes: The verdict

On the rare occasion that you ever have any cookies left over, they’ll keep well for about a week in a sealed container or the fridge, and you can freeze them for months at a time. But you probably won’t be doing that, will you? Either way, cookies are best when they’ve just been baked, which usually means paying extra for guaranteed next day delivery. Just make sure you know whether you need to pay extra for express delivery when ordering. Traditional English biscuits on the other hand tend to keep a lot longer. See our list of the UK’s best biscuit subscriptions if that’s more your cup of tea.