The Dirty Cookie launches on Friday with late-night cookie, milk and ice cream delivery
But while cookies are a staple in the diets of many sugar fiends, Coolbrith and Newell aren't just about the sweet tooth. Capturing a late-night crowd with hunger pains is also at the core of their new venture, and because they don't have a physical location, save for their commercial kitchen, they're banking on a bang-up delivery business -- until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Delivery will begin, says Coolbrith, at 8 p.m. and the cookies will be baked to order, and delivered, if you wish, with pints of ice cream procured from Boulder Ice Cream, and/or pints of milk, including chocolate -- a perfect combination for the pot crowd.
Coolbrith is doing her dough prep on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and each night, she'll offer seven or eight different varieties of cookies: double chocolate-fudge ("it's like a brownie in a cookie," says Newell); chocolate chip; sugar; peanut butter; ginger-doodle; white chocolate macadamia; and a sugar cookie with M&M's. And in the future, she says, they'll add a vegan cookie, a gluten-free cookie and even a Paleo cookie. "Once we get comfortable with the current menu, we'll continue to add more cookies to cater to people with allergies and vegans," reveals Coolbroth.
In addition to late-night delivery across a large expanse of Denver -- Washington Park, Downtown, Stapleton, Bonnie Brae, Baker, Highland, Sunnyside and more -- the couple will also offer catering. And in the future, says Coolbrith, she and Newell will open a brick-and-mortar. "We're for sure going to get a storefront, but we're starting small -- we want to do this one step at a time, but we eventually want to grow into something bigger."
Beginning tomorrow, however, The Dirty Cookie will start their delivery service (cookies are $1.25 each), and you can either order online at http://www.grubhub.com/denver/the-dirty-cookie/, or call 303-586-1945.
"We're shaking in our boots, but we're proud that we've accomplished so much in such a short time," says Newell. "Hopefully, we'll be running around the kitchen yelling at each other because we're so busy. We're really eager to see if it takes off and if Denver likes us," he concludes.