Opening Dispatch

Madrona's New Bakery Is All about Cookies

Cookies with Tiffany embraces nostalgia in the form of s'mores, funfetti, and classic chocolate chip.

By Ann Karneus February 4, 2022

Tiffany Lewis and a fresh batch of s'mores outside her new brick-and-mortar spot.

A new cookie bakery is taking shape in Madrona. This Friday, February 4, Tiffany Lewis opens her first brick-and-mortar store at 1123 34th Avenue, an evolution of her online business, Cookies with Tiffany.

Nostalgia, real vanilla, and lots of butter figure prominently in the in-store cookie lineup: classics like chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, molasses, and oatmeal, as well as Lewis’s “celebration” cookie–think funfetti but make it homemade cookie–and a seasonal red velvet crinkle cookie in honor of Valentine’s Day.

And, of course, the s’more cookie. Inlaid with a gooey marshmallow, adorned with a melty square of Hershey’s chocolate, and sprinkled with a graham cracker crumble, it is the indisputable best seller and crown jewel of the Cookies with Tiffany repertoire.

Before she moved back to her hometown of Seattle, Lewis spent eight successful years in LA’s culinary entertainment world, working for high-profile celebrity chefs like Curtis Stone and Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network.

She lost her job in April of 2020, not long after moving home, as Covid flattened so many industries. Rather than being discouraged, Lewis decided to get back to the basics: “I pivoted and fell back on something that really always brought me community and joy and cheer and all of these wonderful nostalgic things,” she says.

By August of 2020, Cookies with Tiffany was accepting online orders. Word spread among Lewis’s circle about the core cookie principles she prides herself on—“the chew, the taste, and the look.”

A portion of the proceeds for every s’more cookie supports research at the Swedish Cancer Institute. Each celebration cookie purchase prompts a donation to a specific cause at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “That fund goes towards activities for kids to do that bring them joy,” says Lewis. “Which is really special for us because we've been wanting to do this for so long.”

Cookies with Tiffany will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11–4. Tiffany’s cookies can also currently be found at the Ballard farmers market, all Fuel Coffee locations, Ada’s Technical Books Cafe in Capitol Hill, and on her website, along with the Mercer Island and Madrona farmers markets this summer.

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