The cookie queens of Bishop Arts are expanding into an exciting new realm of sweets. Kookie Haven, the indie shop at 337 W. Jefferson Blvd. known for its cookies and baked goods, has introduced cake batter and frosting that customers can take home and bake on their own.
Co-owner Nita Briggs, who founded Kookie Haven with her sisters Darla McCuen and Kim Haynes, says that the new offerings are designed to help customers save time.
"We work around a lot of Millenials and Gen-Zers," Nita says in a statement. "They're really savvy and they value their time. So we thought, 'Why not give them a quality product that they can make which won’t sacrifice a lot of their time?' Which is why we decided to put our product out there."
The sisters founded Kookie Haven with cookies inspired by their mother's recipes. They opened their Oak Cliff shop in 2017, where they have up to 15 varieties of cookies, all your basics, from chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin to peanut butter to snicker doodle.
Since opening, they've expanded their offerings with cupcakes, brownies, and cakes. In March 2019, they also debuted cookie dough.
Other treats include whole cakes to go, plus cake bites, in flavors such as German chocolate, lemon, wedding cake, red velvet, and the Dallas favorite, Italian cream. They always offer vegan options.
They also have a "create your own" line of cookies where you can create your favorite cookie.
Kookie Haven will offer the ready-to-bake batter in a variety of flavors that include chocolate, red velvet, wedding cake, and strawberry. They will also offer vegan cake batter.
The batter is ready-made and needs no additional ingredients, McCuen says. It also has no preservatives, and must remain cold.
"You don't need to add eggs or oil — just take the batter out of the refrigerator, let it thaw, stir it then pour it in your pan," she says. "You can have award-winning bakery-quality cake in your home in a matter of minutes."