At Coastal Cookies all of our designs are custom made by hand and baked to order. We create buttery-rich sugar cookies, lovingly made from scratch using the finest ingredients. These cookies are meticulously hand-decorated with royal icing and make ideal gifts or party favors for a variety of events.

The cookies featured on this website are selected examples of our many designs. We are continuously creating new and exciting cookie designs for various occasions, so be sure to visit this site periodically for updated images.

About the Cookies
Ingredients: Our ingredients include butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, salt and baking powder. For the royal icing we use confectioners' sugar, meringue powder, vanilla and lemon extracts, gel paste (food colorings), purified island water and fresh salt air. Our cookies have no preservatives and are best eaten within 2-4 weeks. Although we do not use nuts in our recipe, anyone with food allergies should use caution before consuming our product.

Pricing and packaging: All our cookies are priced by design and vary in size and cost. A lot of love and labor goes into each of our designs! Please call or email for a specific quote on the design of your choice or to schedule a free consultation:(252) 423-2071 or e-mail us at Coastal Cookies.

The cost per cookie includes wrapping in a cellophane bag with a a coordinating bow. We use 1/4" ribbon of satin, sheer, sheer with satin edging, and wraphia in a variety of colors to match your event.

Examples of our cookie prices:
Small: approximately 3 1/2" x 4" overall, starting at $4.25 per cookie
Medium: approximately 4" x 5" overall, starting at $5.25 per cookie
Large: approximately 5" x 8" overall, starting at $6.75 per cookie
Minimum Orders: most of our designs require a minimum purchase of 12 cookies.
Retail location: At this time, the only authorized vendor for our cookies is Basnight's Lone Cedar Café, in Nags Head.

To Order
Please call (252) 423-2071 or e-mail

At least 2-3 weeks lead time is required, depending on the project. Please provide the following with your order request:
  • The name or description of the cookie design
  • The quantity needed
  • Any decoration/personalization details
  • Your ribbon preference
  • Your telephone number
  • The delivery date for your order (we recommend your cookies arrive one or two days before your event)
The delivery address, including recipient's telephone number (There is no charge for delivery along the Outer Banks from Southern Shores to Avon)

Payment Terms

Payment in full is required before we bake (at least two weeks prior to delivery). Coastal Cookies orders are non-refundable. Samples are available for a $10 fee, including shipping. Payment is accepted by cash, check or PayPal.

  • Anniversary and wedding favors
  • Baby and bridal showers
  • Bachelor and bachelorette party favors
  • Beach/seashore themed party favors
  • Birthday and christening
  • Book launching
  • Business promotion
  • Collegiate (graduation, tailgate party favors...)
  • Fish/nautical themed favors
  • Fishing/golf tournament favors
  • Gift bag/gift basket stuffers (for out-of-town guests, birthdays, etc.)
  • Pets and other animal designs
  • Pirate and Princess party favors
  • Rehearsal dinner favors
  • Seasonal favors (summer, fall, holiday, etc.)
  • Teacher appreciation gifts
  • Table settings

"That was the best cookie that I have ever put in my mouth. I didn't want to eat it at first because it was so beautiful, but my desire won out!"
Lisa Cudworth, director, Dare County Dance

"Claudia, congratulations on your new cookie business. Since everyone knows how much I like your cookies, I have been receiving them weekly - and am very happy!"
Mayor John Wilson, Town of Manteo

"Coastal Cookies are the best around, hands-down! They are absolutely the most delicious sugar cookies anywhere, and Claudia's designs are truly amazing!"
Carolee D. Tillett, US Postmaster, Manns Harbor, NC

"Claudia, the cookies you designed for my newborn grandson's homecoming were a huge hit. Thank you so much!"
John B. Gillam, III, Nags Head, NC

"Claudia, your cookies are not only a beautiful piece of art, but so delicious! I want to congratulate you as a lady of many talents and a dedicated mother to your two sons."
Estelle Wilson, Mother Vineyard/Manteo, NC

"Everyone loved your cookies at the gallery showing, especially the mermaids. So delicious!"
Sheila Silver, John Silver Art Gallery, Manteo, NC
  Nationally acclaimed photographer, Mary Basnight, photographs all the latest designs by Coastal Cookies. Be sure to visit Mary's site beginning in January 2009 to see how her stunning work beautifully represents our craft. • Also in January, a new e-zine, Outer Banks Wedding Magazine, will be launched which will periodically feature photos and articles about Coastal Cookies. Our cookies turn up in the most amazing places! Outer Banks Weddings Magazine...coming soon!!!!  
Legal Notice: Please note that most cookie images on this website are original designs created by Claudia Harrington. All content of this website, including the text as well as the original hand-decorated designs, are the property of and copyrighted by Claudia Harrington/Coastal Cookies. Reproduction of our cookies or any part of our website is illegal.
Coastal Cookies, P.O. Box 700, Manteo, NC 27954 • Ph: 252-423-2071
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