“For the past three years, our Black History-inspired cookies have really resonated with people and I’m thrilled to be able to bring back some of the fan-favorites to celebrate Juneteenth,” she said.
The Black-owned vegan cookie company is combining fan-favorite flavors from past years’ Black History Collections to create an all-star cookie lineup honoring Black icons and changemakers such as Amanda Gorman, Uncle Nearest and Patti LaBelle.
Madsen is donating a portion of the proceeds to Black Girls Code, and organization focused on creating learning pathways for young women of color to spark their interest in technology by introducing them to skills such as computer programming.
“Donating a portion of proceeds to Black Girls Code was a no-brainer,” she said. “This collection is an honoring of Black excellence and those successes and opportunities should be shared with our next generation of leaders.”
The collection includes The Amanda Gorman, a lemon raspberry cookie with sweet white chocolate chunks; The Uncle Nearest, which features whiskey candied pecans, caramel and chocolate chips; and The Chart-Topper, a peach cobbler-inspired cookie dedicated to Patti LaBelle that includes smoked peach jam and brown sugar cinnamon crumble.
The Black History All-Stars Collection will be available on the Maya’s Cookies website beginning May 30.