CSA subscription boxes filled with produce have been around for decades. Now there’s a subscription service for people who love sweets. Red Door Desserts Club offers a monthly delivery of cookies, made from scratch by women in the hands-on training program at St. John’s Program for Real Change. For $30 a month, you’ll receive a dozen cookies by mail on the second Tuesday of every month, starting in January. Subscribe by Dec. 15 and you’ll get a free Holiday Box that includes peppermint bark, chocolate crinkle cookies and salted chocolate chunk cookies. Shipping is free for subscribers.
The cookie lineup includes wedding cookies, chocolate espresso pie bars and salted chocolate chunk cookies in January; chocolate-dipped shortbread, red velvet brownies and salted chocolate chunk cookies in February; Key lime sugar cookies, coconut matcha macaroons and strawberry jam in March; and lavender lemon shortbread, cream cheese carrot cake bars and salted chocolate chunk cookies in April.
The subscription service makes a great holiday gift. The cookies can be shipped nationwide.
St. John’s also offers one-off Signature Boxes, which don’t require a subscription, for pickup or delivery. They cost $35 and include a dozen cookies: salted chocolate chunk cookies, s’mores cookies and lemon thumbprints.
St. John’s was forced to close Plates Café and Catering and Plates Midtown due to the pandemic. The cookie subscription service provides employment training for St. John’s clients. All proceeds directly support the formerly homeless women in St. John’s program.