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General Questions/Product Inquiries:


What makes Eleni's so unique?

Eleni's signature baked goods are made completely by hand. They are the product of hours upon hours of brainstorming, imagining; designing and redesigning; carefully hand-cutting and hand-icing layers upon layers of intricate colors and textures; fitting each puzzle-piece-like shape into our signature gift packaging to ensure perfection upon arrival. No conveyer belts, no automated decorating, no mass production. It's all done the old fashioned way, one cookie at a time. Our nut free bakery and custom Conversation Cookies™ are just a few of the things that makes us unique.

Our products can be purchased through our website or and select fine retailers such as Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca, and Starbucks.


What is the shelf life of your products?

Our custom hand-iced sugar cookies, Picture Perfect™ cookies, and Color Me! cookies have a shelf life of 2-3 months when left in our packaging. They will remain fresh up to 6 months if frozen; simply bring to room temperature a few hours before consuming. Freezing our Picture Perfect™ Cookies may cause smudging in the ink, so please freeze with caution.

Our Crisp Cookie Collection have a shelf life of 5 months when left in the packaging.


Can I refrigerate or freeze my baked goods to enjoy at a later date?

If not enjoyed immediately, our cookies can be kept fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months. Simply bring to room temperature a few hours before serving and enjoy. Please keep in mind that we do not suggest refrigerating our cookies, as that can cause a change in consistency.


I see that you're a nut free bakery. What does this mean? 

We take pride in our completely nut free facility. In August 2010, we cleaned our plant of all peanut, tree nut and coconut products, including seeds. We are proud to be a nut free dedicated facility. Read more about our nut free promise.


And you're kosher too? 

Yes! All baked goods produced at our Cookie Headquarters Kosher Certified


What gluten-free products do you offer? 

We do not have a certified gluten free kitchen and, therefore, cannot guarantee safety for those with Celiac Disease.


Are your products all natural? 

Our Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snappy, and Pink Sugar cookies from our Crisp Collection are completely all natural.


Sugar Free? Dairy Free?

At this time, all of our baked goods are made with milk and sugar.  Therefore, they are not safe for those with sensitivities to these ingredients.


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Can I customize my own cookies?

Yes! You can absolutely customize your own cookies.  With enough lead time, we can make just about any cookie you can imagine. We offer Picture Perfect cookies, where we can place any photo, artwork or logo on the cookies, as well as customizable hand-iced sugar cookies - both absolutely delightful. Simply contact us via chat, email or phone, and we would be more than happy to answer any questions and assist with placing your order.


How do I place an order?

You can place an order directly through our website or call us at (888) 435-3647,


How far in advance should I place my order?

At Eleni's, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to buy now and ship later. You can order any of our standard in-stock items and any custom designs as early as you would like for future shipment. Just be sure to let us know when placing the order.  During check out, you are prompted to select your desired delivery date – be sure to pick a date that is several days before your event to be safe!

Do you offer gift cards?

Unfortunately, we do not offer gift cards at this time.


How do I know if something I purchased is on back order?

If one of our items is on back order, the product page will note the lead time for the next available shipment. If we will not be producing any more of that particular item for the time being, the product page will include an "Out of Stock" notice or will no longer be available for purchase. As always, if you have any questions regarding availability, simply contact us at (888) 435-3647 or for further information


Is there an order minimum?

There is no minimum order for our standard gift sets; you can order just one!  For Picture Perfect Cookies, we have an order minimum of 12 cookies per photo. For customized hand-iced cookies, we have an order minimum of 48 cookies per style.


Is there sales tax?

There are no sales tax on our baked goods.


How many cookies should I serve per person?

The catering rule of thumb is 2-3 cookies per person, depending on what other desserts are being served. If it is only our cookies, we recommend serving a higher quantity. If the cookies are to augment ice cream and cake, you will only need a few to jazz up your dessert table.


What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept all major credit cards including: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  We also accept payment via PayPal.


I already placed my order. Can I change part of it, such as the delivery date, delivery address, product or gift message?

Once the order is in the production stage, we are unable to make changes to the order. Simply reach out to us via phone or email and we would be happy to check if changes are possible at the time of your call.


Can I cancel my order?

As long as your order has not yet been shipped from Cookie Headquarters, and it is not a customized order, we can cancel your order upon request. Please note that custom orders must be cancelled at least 48 hours before the scheduled ship date. 


Can Eleni's assist with business gifts and large orders?

We specialize in designing Custom Business Gifts. Give us a call at (888)4ELENIS and a Cookie Consultant will work with you to create the perfect treat for your clients or employees.  You can also visit our Business Gifts page and request a quote electronically


Can Eleni's place a photograph or corporate logo on a product?

Definitely! With a 12 cookie mnimum, we can add your photo, logo or graphic or sugar cookies using food-safe edible ink. You can either upload your image online and place the order or you can email your logo as an attachment at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher to along with additional details (quantity, desired date of delivery, etc.). As always, please reach out to us via email, chat or phone with any questions you may have, and we would be more than happy to assist you.



What are your shipping policies?

Eleni's New York now offers FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over $65.00 and under $695*

*Subtotal must be over $65.00 - Only available for the 48 contiguous U.S. states. - Not applicable for international orders. All orders received by 3 p.m. EST will ship out the same day unless a later delivery date is specified at checkout.**
**Please note this applies to our in stock hand-iced gift boxes and tins, some of our more customizable products might have a lead time that is specfied in the product page.  

We ship all orders FedEx unless otherwise specifed. Please note, if selecting FedEx Ground that your delivery date is not guaranteed. For estimated transit days to your desired shipping address, please visit our shipping information page.


Can you ship internationally?

We are happy to ship internationally. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.


Can I ship to multiple addresses?

Absolutely. Please call a Cookie Consultant at (888) 435-3647 and we will be happy to assist you with placing orders for multiple addresses. Additional shipping rates may apply.


Can I ship one party favor to 100 different friends or business associates?

It would be our pleasure! Please contact a Cookie Consultant at (888) 435-3647 for more details. Please note, additional shipping rates will apply.


How can I check the status of an order?

If you are having your order delivered via FedEx, you will receive a tracking number via email as soon as it ships. For any other tracking inquiry, please call a Cookie Consultant at (888) 435-3647 from 8am – 6pm Monday through Friday.


How will I know that my order went through?

After you hit the PAY button during your checkout process, a confirmation page will appear with your order number. You should receive an email confirmation within 1 business day. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, your order has not gone through with As always, feel free to reach out to our Cookie Consultants with any questions or concerns.


What is your return policy?

We guarantee that you will be delighted with the taste, freshness, quality, artisanship and presentation of our cookies and baked goods. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call or email our customer service line at (888) 435-3647 within 48 hrs of receiving your order. We will require a photo of the damaged product and and we will be happy to work with you to correct the issue in whatever way we can!

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