Cookie service makes dough

by Stephanie Saccente

Stephanie Saccente, Staff Writer

Sporting black suits and dark sunglasses, The Secret Cookie Service is now offering its signature cookies on the San Diego State campus. With a variety of different cookies to choose from, students can text or call in their late-night cookie orders and receive freshly baked cookies delivered personally to their doors.

A former University of California San Diego student, now known as Agent 219, started The Secret Cookie Service last September. 219 grew up around his family’s business and knew he wanted to start his own business from a young age. Armed with his mother’s personal recipe, what started as an idea has transformed into a thriving delivery service that serves UCSD, SDSU, La Jolla and the greater San Diego area.

“The way I see it is that, you can have a pizza delivery man come to your door and just give you your pizza and leave,” Agent 415, one of the service’s newest student staff members, said. “We come to you, dressed up nicely and try to make a connection with you. That’s really what we pride ourselves off of and makes us different from the rest.”

While The Secret Cookie Service has only served the SDSU campus since the beginning of fall semester, the positive responses from students have made SDSU a hotspot for deliveries. “When they come to your door holding their silver briefcases and wearing their suit and sunglasses disguise, instantly you get so excited,” Sondra Yamashita, a resident advisor in the Tenochca Residence Hall, said. “My personal favorite is their Cookies ‘n Cream recipe; it’s the perfect cookie creation. I would say it’s definitely worth it to order their cookies.”

Apart from making cookies during the day and delivering during the night, The Secret Cookie Service staff is big on community involvement and gives back any way it can. Last year, it donated more than $2,500 and 4,000 cookies to student organizations at UCSD and hopes to be just as involved with SDSU organizations this year. In addition to being actively involved with the Camp Kesem Organization, the service frequently donates its cookies to homeless shelters in downtown San Diego.

“We are a for-profit business, but we have a big heart for the community,” 219 said.

The Secret Cookie Service is open seven days a week from 7 p.m. to 2a.m.and 2a.m.on Saturdays. 219 recommends students “like” The Secret Cookie Service Facebook page for exclusive deals for SDSU students. The Secret Cookie Service is excited to be on the SDSU campus and is eager to see what the year ahead holds.