Inspired by a family love for cookie making, Jay Prince and his mom founded their Houston-based company, Rookies Cookies, in 2010. As a child, Prince watched his big sister, Ashley, bake fresh cookies for their dad and, when she grew up and moved out of the house, Jay was happy to step up and contribute to the family’s cookie-baking efforts.
Today, the duo have parlayed their casual craft into a brick and mortar bakery, located in the heart of the Third Ward, near Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. Stop in and sample their signature oatmeal cookies, which are proudly made without preservatives and use premium ingredients. Beyond chocolate chip oatmeal, oatmeal pecan and oatmeal peanut butter cup cookies, guests will also find ice cream sandwiches and milk shakes at the shop.
Rookies Cookies is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.