About Us

Salt Spring Cookie Co is a small batch handmade cookie company. Our mission is to make cookies that taste as good as they look! Each cookie is made by hand, using quality ingredients and a whole lot of love. Our two most popular cookies were created by owner/ baker Gemma McEachern’s late mum, Annie, who had a zest for life, the kindest heart and a knack for creating mouth watering and unforgettable recipes. *Located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC, these recipes have been an Island cookie staple for over 15 years under their former name Bite Me! Treats ( owned by Gemma’s dad Desmond who continues to make the most delicious scones).

Salt Spring Cookie Co. is owned and operated by Gemma McEachern, living a wonderfully full life with her love Andrew and two young kids on Salt Spring Island. A cookie lover herself, Gemma has been baking for over 15 years, first starting along side her parents with their business Bite Me! Treats after graduating at the University of Guelph and moving to Salt Spring in 2006. Growing up in a household where real ingredients and family meals were a central part of daily life, Gemma grew a strong appreciation of flavour and quality. Her mum Annie was the chef of the house, constantly creating outstanding meals and desserts. Local Salt Spring residents will remember a vibrant and bustling summer spot to stop for cookies, ice cream sandwiches and scones in the Fulford Valley. A swift change in Annies health redirected the course of the business after a devastating cancer diagnosis, and Gemmas dad Desmond took on the role of caretaker, while the two carried on Bite Me! Treats as a strictly wholesale business in a new commercial kitchen location in Ganges. Annie sadly passed away in 2017, and Gemma and Desmond carried on, creating Annies delicious creations in their new commercial kitchen location in Ganges. In 2022, Gemma took flight on her own, rebranding as Salt Spring Cookie Co! Wearing many hats as a new business owner, busy mom and wife/friend, this first year in business has been hugely rewarding. Making delicious cookies using quality ingredients is a driving force, and standing behind a quality product is essential. Finding something that brings joy and satisfaction to our customers brings Gemma great joy. Using zero preservatives, real butter, organic sugar, quality flour and ingredients are all very important to me, and makes for a cookie that stands out from the rest! We are so grateful for the support we receive from the community and look forward to spreading the cookie love across Canada. Once you try one cookie, you’ll be hooked for life!

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