District Cookie

Baked with love and passion, District Cookie’s flavors combine popular tastes with premium, organic ingredients and original recipes. Our recipes include classic flavors, as well as refined, adventurous combinations. These are not your grandma’s cookies! Decadent and chewy, District Cookie provides grown-up versions of your childhood favorites.



Brown Butter Chocolate Sea Salt

Lightly browned and caramelized, our organic European premiere butter (the good stuff) brings depth and layers to this childhood classic. Additionally we use artisan creamy milk AND rich dark chocolate chunks which ooze out of every succulent bite. The coarse sea salt adds a surprising spin with a zingy finish. Comforting and decadent. Traditional and cosmopolitan. A cookie with class – for all ages.

The edgy grit of Beirut +
Happy house music hits of the 90s +
a big bearhug

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Milk Chocolate

Another adult take on a kiddie classic; with freshly ground organic peanut butter and added peanuts; halved, dried, salted, and eager to please! Not to be forgot is our indulgent milk chocolate pearls powdered with cinnamon. These guys are all grown up, and yet surprisingly playful!

German hometown bakeries for Christmas +
Summer camp snacktime flashbacks +
Rick’s Piano Bar in Casablanca

White Chocolate Macadamia

Creamy, milky-sweet white chocolate gone nuts! Infiltrating your childhood with white chocolate and crunchy macadamia nuts  that bring back the tastes of your fist sleepover. This Australian nut is packed with organic ingredients and skincare benefits, but the cookie is best on your taste buds and in your belly, not on your face. A playground for your palate!

The Atlantic Christmas bake sale +
Classic rock remixes +
Your first crush

Double Ginger Dark Chocolate

Generously melted rich dark chocolate lulls your taste buds into organic bliss until you are hit with a ginger zing! A double dose of vibrant ginger adds luscious depth to this perfectly browned chewy delight, and not to mention loads of Vitamin C. These little goodies are distinctively delicate and filled with flavor. This just might be the perfect antidote to the common cold!

The Electronics District in Tokyo +
Everlasting Gobstoppers +
a post-mouthwashy smooch

Espresso Toasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate

Hunky chunks of dark chocolate and whole toasted hazelnuts delight and crunch  themselves in this café-cookie staple. Fresh ground espresso beans powdered in a buttery sumptuous cookie evoke rich coffee aroma, and serve as a wake-up call on the first day of the rest of your life.

Inspiration =
Paris sidewalk chic +
Quiet confidence +
an engraved Ouija board
About Us

About Us


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Dessert is the most shared meal. It is satisfying, emotional, enjoyable and contagious; And nothing is more timeless than a cookie. District Cookie founder and self-styled cookie chick Rula Abirafeh cannot get enough of them: “Cookies are my constant companion, from my days as a young chip in Beirut, Lebanon. Teta, my grandmother, was my baker-mentor, kneading her heart into every bite. Through her hands I learned to mold ma’amoul, a traditional date-filled Middle Eastern cookie, and to infuse powdery sugary love into every sweet treat I bake!”

Fast forward to the present and Rula has her sights set on sharing her passion for delectable cookies using only the best ingredients. She adds: “I will bring the groove of my native Washington, DC to the smoothness of my new California home and create a cookie that combines the best possible ingredients of both coasts.” And so it was. District Cookie brings global savvy to sun-kissed organic and urban buzz to classy seaside convertible cruises.
District Cookie has soul; mixed in with core, organic ingredients like history, passion, labor and love. This cool cookie lab creates connections of global fusion flavors that reinvent classic cookie cravings. As trends, tastes, and seasons change, so will District Cookie’s menu. New flavors will evolve throughout the year. The entire cookie collection is organic with premium locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. We strive to give back to our community whenever possible. The consumer should feel guilt-free in knowing that our packaging is recyclable. After all, District Cookie is a local Los Angeles based company with a global influence.


Who’s Ru

Rula will do anything for a cookie. Really, anything! A Washington, DC native and current California resident, Rula founded District Cookie to represent the best of both coasts: organic, global, urban and first-class. District Cookie is a fantastic fusion of her life’s experiences and sweet cravings.

1980 Beirut – born to bake
1985 Moved to Washington, DC, carting cookies across continents
1987 Declared ma’amoul (date-filled Middle Eastern treat) the cookie that fills her heart and belly
1990 First bake – (and mistake) choosing olive over vegetable oil
1995 Better baker – cookie maker, helping mom in the kitchen
1997 Cousin gets a mall gig at a cookie store. Jealous. Had to get in on the dough
1998 Art History at Georgetown. Culinary artistry continues
1999 First fusion of flavors: chocolate and orange – inseparable
2000 Baked her way into the new millennium – cookies proving timeless
2004 Corporate life – and company cookies – colleagues complain of weight gain
2007 Met the “perfect cookie” – and a glimpse of what could cookie-be. Love
2007 Was so in love, pretended to only be satiated by salad but got caught sneaking and snacking late night cookies
2010 A wedding – sealed with a cookie
2012 Completed a certification in integrative nutrition and cleaned up the cookie
2012 Southern California – with cookies, cravings, creations (and a husband and dog)
2013 District Cookie comes out fresh baked in Southern California and ready for global domination
2014 Spent 9 months in the oven and baked her best cookie yet
2015: Didn’t realize that her best, and most sleepless, cookie would be such a handful of warm, gooey love (and too young to be an apprentice)! The cookie makes its highly anticipated return!

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Why We’re Unique



District Cookie uses all organic ingredients. We opt for locally sourced, sustainable ingredients whenever possible. District Cookie uses recyclable packaging and limits water and waste during the baking process. District Cookie’s vision includes giving back to the local and international communities.



$15/half dozen or $27/dozen


Available fresh out of the oven! District Cookie is a Los Angeles, California based cookie company. District Cookie bakes each batch to order, from our oven straight to your door.  Send your order to info@districtcookie.com.  Orders must be placed by Monday at noon PST to be processed that week.  To maximize freshness and ensure efficient delivery time, orders can be delivered starting on Tuesday, or at a pre-determined date and time based on your convenience. Delivery is available at a flat rate of $10 within a 10-mile radius of Los Angeles. Additional fees apply outside of this area.
District Cookies have no funky additives or preservatives. They are made with the purest, cleanest and highest quality organic ingredients. Enjoy cookies within 5 days of receiving, keeping the cookies at room temperature. The cookies can also be sealed and kept frozen for up to two months.

Custom Orders


District Cookie bakes the most delicious gifts. Let’s be honest, cookies taste better than flowers or a greeting card any day! 

Corporate Gifts

District Cookie provides a delightful, mouth-watering gift to your business colleagues and clients. Allow us to treat your professional peers to a box of freshly baked cookies. We’ll include a personalized gift message in our signature luxurious packaging. Our cookies are ideal holiday gifts and perfect to serve at conferences and office lunches. 

Special Events

District Cookie would love to serve your private event, including wedding showers and receptions. We work intimately with event planners and caterers to ensure your dessert needs are met. District Cookie is the winning treat to indulge your guests. 

Individual Gifts

Looking to send a greeting? Look no further. Spoil your friends and family members with the gift of District Cookie. District Cookie is the perfect solution to say thank you, happy birthday, happy holidays, happy housewarming and more. A personalized message in our signature luxurious packaging makes your gift that much more meaningful and special. 

Special Orders

Are you looking to place a large order? Need your cookies sooner than later? No problem. We’d be happy to deliver!

Simply fill out the contact form below or email info@districtcookie.com with all of your delicious desires spelled out. Please include your contact information, cookie flavor, cookie quantity (three dozen minimum), and date desired.

Please note catering availability is limited and requires a minimum 72-hour notice for delivery. Because each batch is baked to order, no cancellations will be accepted.

Need it sooner? We understand (cookie cravings are crazy). We happily accept rushed orders for an additional $15 charge. 



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“I have had thousands of cookies in my lifetime, but have never come across a cookie so tasty and flavorful as these. District Cookie, I will always have room for one more!”

Los Angeles, CA

“The incredibly delicious, different, and thoughtful tastes of District Cookie are such a refreshing and welcomed change for cookie lovers like me… They really are the BEST you can get! I want one right now just thinking about them!”

Evansville, IN

“District Cookie has restored my hope with all that’s right in the world… love, passion, purity – those are rare qualities to come by these days but District Cookie has managed to bake those qualities into every delicious batch! You have a customer for life.”

Alexandria, VA

“When I have tea, I always have a sweet pastry with it. But Persian pastry is usually almond paste, pistachios, and rose water. I was beginning to dislike tea time until I tasted a District Cookie. My world is upside down no more! I am so happy and grateful for chocolate, brown butter, and hazelnuts. Thank you very much.”

Tehrangeles, CA

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December 6, 2013: RealLocalMindful.com

We’re so grateful of Jenny’s review of District Cookie:

“If you don’t know District Cookie, you need to know District Cookie.  Big, soft, chewy, chocolatey goodness.  Did I mention they are big?  If you’re going to eat a cookie, well then eat a big cookie.  Am I right?”


November 18, 2013: MuchAdoAboutFooding.com

District Cookie is honored as a privileged highlighted vendor for Minerva Thai’s Much Ado About Fooding, Orange County’s premiere food blog:

“She is not kidding around when she mentions cookie combinations you can’t find anywhere else. Brown butter is a main ingredient in her cookies – a beautiful base for these delectable desserts. We have been in wide-eyed wonder ever since she mentioned her Cardamom White Chocolate Barberry cookie to us.”


November 14, 2013: Babiekins Magazine

DC recently contributed for Babiekins Magazine’s Fall 2013 photo shoot:

“We asked Rula to bake up a couple batches of her wonderful cookies for my baby shower and they were gone as soon as they were put out.”


October 14, 2013: Zagat

We received exclusive and esteemed praise from Zagat at Artisanal LA 2013:

“One of the best cookies we’ve ever tasted: Brown butter, chocolate chip and sea salt from LA-based District Cookie.”



October 13, 2013: JennyNichole.com

District Cookie was voted 2nd in “Artisanal LA Favorites” by Los Angeles food blogger and culinary student, Jenny Nichole.

July 12, 2013: MuchAdoAboutFooding.com

We were showcased in The Hood Kitchen (link) vendor tasting featured in Minerva Thai’s Much Ado About Fooding, Orange County’s premiere food blog:

“She caught my attention with her soft cookies stacked slideways on the counter – Brown Butter Chocolate Sea Salt and Double Ginger Dark Chocolate. I’d write out her descriptions of these cookies but they go on and on in cravings-inducing lines that might make you claw at the screen for the pictures. Rich and oozy in chocolate, these were so distinctly their own flavors yet the ginger cookie left the greater impression on me for its spiciness from freshly zested ginger. You need some. You need some now”