Christie Halverson said she loved baking as a child and often asked her mother for permission to experiment with recipes.
So when Halverson contemplated rejoining the workforce after years as a stay-at-home mother, her husband asked what she would do if she could do anything.
“I always had a little secret fantasy of opening a bakery, so we just decided to do it,” she said.
The Cookie Rack opened in 2018 off of Stonebrook and Teel parkways. The shop offers a variety of cookie flavors, most topped with a homemade buttercream frosting. Old-fashioned sugar, birthday cake, Oreo and cookie dough are the most popular flavors.
Halverson created all the recipes and is still experimenting with other recipes. A key lime pie cookie she introduced for the summer was discontinued and later brought back as a regular flavor after customers kept asking for it.
Halverson uses natural flavors when possible. The raspberry buttercream frosting, for instance, is flavored with pureed raspberries. Halverson said the cookie bases and the different flavors of frosting set her cookies apart.
“Our tagline is ‘pretty and unconventional,’ and our cookies are that,” she said. “They’re not like anything you’ve ever had, but they’re beautiful.”
The menu also includes mocktails, or non-alcoholic cocktails, and cookie cakes. The Cookie Rack’s cookie cakes have two layers of sugar cookie with frosting and are topped with fruit and edible decorations.
The store also hosts cookie decorating classes on Fridays for children and adults. Some classes are seasonally themed, such as Halloween and fall cookie classes.
The shop’s cookies are in such high demand, some customers will drive an hour to get them, Halverson said. She said she hopes to open as many as five locations in the coming years to be closer to some customers.
The goal of The Cookie Rack is to not just be another bakery, Halverson said. She wants it to be a place where families can create memories.
“It’s not just a place to get dessert,” she said. “It’s a place to hang out and be with friends.”
The Cookie Rack
2552 Stonebrook Parkway, Ste. 300, Frisco
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.