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You Can Get An Amanda Gorman-Inspired Cookie At This Local Vegan Bakery

By Arianna Gary

You Can Get An Amanda Gorman-Inspired Cookie At This Local Vegan Bakery

The special collection is being offered in celebration of Black History Month.

Maya’s Cookies, a local Black-owned vegan bakery, launched a special cookie collection this month, taking inspiration from prominent figures in the Black community. The bakery says the collection was specially created “to honor the strength, perseverance and power of the African-American community.” Owner Maya Madsen modeled the new flavors with three people in mind: Hank Aaron, Debbie Allen and Amanda Gorman.

Each recipe was creatively inspired by elements of its namesake’s life. The Hank Aaron for example, named for the MLB hall-of-famer who passed away just last month, is a baseball game inspired cookie. It’s heaven on earth for sweet & salty lovers, featuring Cracker Jack pieces, roasted peanuts, butterscotch chips and sea salt.

The Debbie Allen is a hot chocolate cookie complete with marshmallow and chocolate sprinkles, inspired by the 2020 documentary about the iconic performer, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.

The Amanda Gorman takes inspiration from the stunning yellow jacket and red headband the young poet wore while delivering her powerful inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb.” The cookie features yummy raspberries soaked overnight in lemon juice, chunks of white chocolate, and lemon zest.

The cookies are an absolute treat for anyone who loves sweets, and did we mention they’re vegan? Plus, it’s a great (not to mention delicious) way to both honor Black History Month and support a local Black-owned business.

Sweet tooths can purchase a box of each flavor starting at $24 per box, or you can purchase a box of the full collection with two of each flavor starting at $29 (in Collections). Maya’s Cookies also delivers nationwide.

Location: 4760 Mission Gorge Place, Suite G, San Diego

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 3pm

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[Featured image: Facebook/Maya’s Cookies]

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