Our Story – Mr. Cory's Cookies

Our Story

Presenting MR. CORY & COOKIE: A Dynamic Mother-Son Duo

Meet Cory Nieves, famously known as Mr. Cory, and his spicy mother, Lisa Howard, affectionately referred to as "Cookie." Together, they are the enterprising minds behind Mr. Cory's Cookies, a company that specializes in crafting exquisite, natural gourmet cookies using only the finest ingredients - oh, so very addictive!

From a young age, Mr. Cory envisioned creating a better world for everyone around him. Fueled by his passion for treats and a natural entrepreneurial flair, he became the proud owner of Mr. Cory's Cookies at the tender age of six. Expressing his desire to buy a car and tired of the daily bus commute, young Mr. Cory hatched the ingenious idea of selling cookies to raise funds in his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey.

As his commitment to this new venture grew, his mother, Cookie, played a pivotal role by encouraging him to sell cookies and save money for college persistently. Not only did Mr. Cory stay dedicated to his mission, but he took it a step further by introducing hot cocoa and lemonade to his offerings, broadening the choices for his devoted customers. Over several months, Mr. Cory and Cookie immersed themselves in the art of baking, meticulously testing original cookie recipes.

Their tireless efforts eventually bore fruit with a groundbreaking moment: discovering the ultimate all-natural chocolate chip cookie crafted from premium organic ingredients. This monumental achievement marked the inception of Mr. Cory's Cookies, and from there, the chocolate chip cookie expanded into a diverse collection of 10 more delectable all-natural flavors.

Through his cookies, Mr. Cory forged collaborations with some of the nation's leading companies and brands, including but not limited to Aetna, Barney's, Bloomingdale's, Citibank, J. Crew, Macy's, Mercedes-Benz, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, TOMS, Viacom, Whole Foods, and Williams-Sonoma. Additionally, Mr. Cory and Cookie have made substantial contributions to nonprofits.

Their remarkable journey even caught the attention of CNBC's The Profit, highlighting their achievements. Remarkably, the cookies can now be found on Amazon and Walmart's online platforms and on their own website: https://mrcoryscookies.com/. In a heartwarming gesture, Talk Show Host Ellen DeGeneres gifted Mr. Cory a car adorned with the company's logo during a segment of her TV show in 2014.

Cookie, Cory's mother, has found her meaningful role within the realm of Mr. Cory's Cookies by connecting with single mothers and at-risk children through collaboration with numerous organizations. As part of her future plans, she aspires to become a motivational speaker for single mothers, a journey that currently sees her returning to school to attain her bachelor's degree.

Outside of the business of cookie selling we have a strong commitment to giving back to the community. 



A Letter to Single Moms

Someone called me an "inspiration" today. Me! And I had to ask myself, "Do I inspire?"

Well, I am a single mother, a sister, a hustler, a survivor, a believer, a giver, a friend, and the cookie mom of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. These are all things I am proud of.

But let me go back for a minute. Why cookies? Cookies helped me provide a clear pathway for my son. Cookies will give my son a chance to go to college. Cookies taught me business. Cookies taught me to change my perspective on life. Cookies kept my son off the street. Cookies gave me focus. Cookies allow me to get through the most challenging moments. Cookies open doors. Cookies brought amazing mentors into my son's life, and mine. Cookies allowed me to give the gift of hope to my son, single mothers, and at-risk kids. So, now I hope you understand that, for me, cookies mean a lot.

For all the single moms out there, and everyone who is struggling: it may be hard and you may feel like there is no hope. You may feel your kid is going down the wrong path, you may not get the love you want from a partner. Sometimes you will feel tired, ugly, without a family, without experience or opportunities in the job market. You may struggle with money and child care and trying to have your own life too. It is ok to feel those things, but please BELIEVE me when I say that there is hope, love, and beauty out there for you. The future is bright for you and your child. Your financial situation will change and there are people who want to help you. But you have to ALWAYS remember everything you do is for your child.

Never give up, swallow your pride, always dream the impossible. Your strength makes you persevere. Whatever your dream is: Own it. Believe it. No matter how dire your situation may look, you are someone's hero. Your child's and mine too. You inspire me. I did it and you can do it too.

Have a cookie. You deserve it.

Cookie Mom