Heather Yunger didn't take a typical path into the culinary world, it came mostly out of a crazy (but effective) superstition.  A superstition for her beloved Boston Bruins meant bringing her signature cookie, Black & Golds, for every home game.  When the Bruins set off on their duck boat parade, it was decided that Top Shelf Cookies would be her new goal.

Operating out of CommonWealth Kitchen since September of 2014, Top Shelf Cookies continues to create handcrafted artisan style cookies ranging from classics like chocolate chip to any of the varieties of beer-infused cookies we make!  We've been told the cookies are so good, they should be hidden away from friends, family, spouses, even your kids!

Hockey fans know, the top shelf is where the best cookies are hidden.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Meet The Scoopers Union #656 

When we started in CommonWealth Kitchen, we would drop the dough in the 6/5/6 formation on the cookie sheet.  That would allow for the cookies to spread in an away that the shouldn't touch each other.  When we started, it was kitchen help made up of friends and they joked they should be called the scoopers union, so we named ourselves the Scoopers Union 656.   

 

 

Heather Yunger, CEO (Chief Everything Officer)

email: heather@topshelfcookies.com

What's Your Favorite Top Shelf Flavor?

Black & Gold - it's my firstborn

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Patriot's Day - Best day to be a Bostonian. Get up early, have some brews and bites with good friends, hit the Red Sox game, get out cheer on marathoners (around that time it's regular people - so it's pretty cool to cheer them on!) and if the sports gods are great, head over the Bruins playoff game.

What's the thing you most appreciate in your life?
I'm so lucky to be able to follow my dream and run a cookie business. Mostly nobody gets mad at me (I have cookies) I get to be creative with cookies. I get to honor the city I love with cookies. I spend most of my days in Boston with cookies. I get to create jobs in a neighborhood in Boston that needs it. I have an awesome co-worker in Brady (Chief Dog Officer) and I love the team that works for Top Shelf Cookies and the production team that works with us out of CommonWealth Kitchen. Being a small business owner is challenging, but my worst day owning Top Shelf Cookies is far superior to my best day in a cubicle.
What's your favorite Boston sports memory? 
June 15, 2011 - Bruins win the Cup. I was in the Fours (shocker) with a lot of my close friends. It's the championship I wanted for the ten years prior. I loved that team, there was a lot to like about them. Beating Montreal (after being down 2-0), sweeping the Flyers after being embarrassed by them the year before, one of the best series of hockey I had ever seen up until that point vs Tampa, then to just go in and play the arrogant Canucks and play their game and be so focused. It was awesome to enjoy that for 2 months and during that time, I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? 
That's a good question and a hard one (and I came up with these!) Right now, I try to work with a lot of new bakers at CommonWealth Kitchen to help them figure out how to best get started. I was lucky enough to have people help me and I believe in paying it forward

 

Jen - Social Media & Events Coordinator
email: jen@topshelfcookies.com

What's Your Favorite Top Shelf Flavor

Black & Gold

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

The New England Aquarium or the Franklin Park Zoo.
What's the thing you most appreciate in your life?
My mom. She's the greatest person I know, and I can only strive to be how amazing she is on a daily basis!
What's your favorite Boston sports memory? 
When David Ortiz spoke from the heart after the Boston Marathon bombings, and subsequent World Series win. Everybody was a Bostonian that year and you could feel the city come together with such support and love.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Usually help with making a decision, which is ironic because I'm the most indecisive person that ever was!
 

Megan - Left Hand Gal

What's Your Favorite Top Shelf Flavor?

Black & Gold and Midnight Delight

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Either just walking around the city or going to a sporting event of some sort.
What's the thing you most appreciate in your life?
Family and Friends.
What's your favorite Boston sports memory? 
Adam Vinatieri's field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVI
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? 
Technical issues...even though I'm not exactly tech-savvy.
Amy - Event Help

What's Your Favorite Top Shelf Flavor?

Boston Lager Chocolate Chip!

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Wander around - there's always something to see :)
What's the thing you most appreciate in your life?

My family
What's your favorite Boston sports memory? 
Being @ the 2013 World Series win!
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? 
Math #teacherproblems
AnnMarie - Bookkeeping/Event Help

What's Your Favorite Top Shelf Flavor

Chocolatte

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love going to see live music. The Paradise is great, and I love going to the Pavilion in the summertime.

 

What's the thing you most appreciate in your life?

My family. They are my tethers to the world.
What's your favorite Boston sports memory? 
The 2004 playoffs and World Series. No sports moment will ever top that.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? 
Budgeting! It's my biggest talent.
Brady, CDO Chief Dog Officer
We didn't ask him any questions, but he's our office dog and Heather's best friend.  Adopted shortly after the launch of Top Shelf Cookies so Heather would have a friend in the office.  He's senior beagle and he'll sniff out any unsecured cookie in Heather's home.  He's also been known to protect Dorchester from menacing squirrels and cats, all from behind the window of our second floor in a triple-decker.