Cookie Department (DPT) was born from a yearning for home and family. Wil Fang, the Founder, moved to Hong Kong in 2009 from New York City and while enamoured by the buzz, culture and diversity of Hong Kong, he discovered there was a lack of traditional baked treats, and so began his curiosity of American-style cookies that reminded him of his childhood.
After spending several years in Asia working in fashion, tech and lifestyle, in 2017, Wil set up a multi-brand store in Taipei called Department (DPT) – a modern, intelligently curated lifestyle “department” store. Inside the courtyard of DPT, a quaint cafe called Coffee Department was created; a place where customers could enjoy a cup of coffee and a home-style cookie while they shopped for the latest fashion trends.
It didn’t take long before the locals and travellers to Taipei stopped by just to try these big, insanely decadent cookies. Simultaneously, frequent travel between Taipei and Hong Kong had Wil thinking about the potential of offering the same cookies back home, which was affirmed by constant requests from friends to ferry back orders from Taipei.
So Cookie DPT was born in mid-2018 and could only be ordered via direct message on Instagram and through a curated selection of cafes around Hong Kong. It didn’t take long before we shared our cookies to a wider audience with Pop-Up locations around the city. They proved a big hit, selling out at Wine and Dine, Tong Chong St and PMQ markets consecutively.
Freshly baked, crisp on the outside while decadently moist and chewy on the inside. Each one of our signature cookies weigh a generous 130g and are made with premium imported ingredients.
These are the comfort cookies of our collective childhood - complete with all the warm, chewy feels.