Cookie Muncher World

Welcome To Cookie Time

We're a family owned Christchurch company, founded in February 1983 with the delivery of 70 jars of Cookie Time® Original™ Chocolate Chunk cookies to 70 Christchurch stores. People quickly fell in love with this giant taste of happiness – and New Zealand's favourite cookies are now loved all over the world.

Baked with a passion, our cookies are made with real chocolate and real ingredients. We have an ever evolving range of delicious cookie flavours and sizes, from our famous large cookies through to a selection of smaller size treats, all presented in vibrant, fashionable and fun packaging.

From the get go, Cookie Time was created for serious cookie munchers; lovers of cookies who appreciate quality, taste and value, and know there's nothing like a cookie to remind us of the comforts of home. We also support the Cookie Time Charitable Trust, with over $2 million raised to date to help New Zealand children discover their gifts.


The upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Referendum has given rise to some discussion about Cannabis edibles. Whilst these are not included in the first part of proposed legislation, it appears these could be introduced by regulation over time. To be clear on our position, Cookie Time Limited has no plans to explore the Cannabis/CBD edible foods market. We have ruled this out across our brands and can categorically state we will not be taking the business into this space, period.

Cookie Time – A World Of Fun

There’s Lots Going On In The World Of Cookie Time

What We Bake

View our full range of Cookie Time products – delicious cookies for every occasion.

View Our Range

Christmas Cookies 2020

Coming soon – celebrating 35 years of a favourite Kiwi tradition with a fresh release of Christmas Cookies.

Cookie Time Cookie Bar

Enjoy a Cookie experience like no other at our vibrant, colourful Queenstown or Tokyo Cookie Bars.

Cooki Bar

Cookie Time Charitable Trust

Each year the Cookie Time Charitable Trust receives a donation from sales of Cookie Time Christmas Cookies. To date, more than $2 million has been raised to support the Trust’s work.

The Trust was established in 2003 to help New Zealand kids discover their gifts. It supports initiatives across three target areas: innovation in learning, thinking differently and physical pursuits. Highlights include funding the establishment and ongoing work of the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand, launching the OSM Young Talent Grants programme, and becoming a KidsCan Official Partner. For more details, visit the Trust website at

Factory Shop

Cookie Time Factory Shop

Located next to Cookie Time's head office and bakery in Templeton, our factory shop is a cookie lover's paradise. Jam packed with great tasting products at great prices from our Bakery Imperfections range. Plus a sweet range of Cookie Time branded merchandise, from Cookie Muncher soft toys, t-shirts and hoodies, through to badges, stickers and Postcard Cookies!


The Cookie Time Factory Shop is located at 789 Main South Road, Templeton. Click here to view a map.

Shop Hours:

Weekdays: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Public Holidays: Open 9am - 4.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas & New Years Day

Phone: +64 3 349 3523

Need to get in touch with the team at Cookie Time?

You can either fill out the form or contact us directly using the below details. We’d love to hear from you.

Munchtime Online Sales

+64 3 442 4891

Christmas Cookies

0800 926 6543

Christchurch Head Office

+64 3 349 6161

Christchurch Factory Shop

+64 3 349 3523

Queenstown Cookie Bar+64 21 726 659
Queenstown Office+64 3 974 4557
Japan Cookie Bar+81 3 6804 3779
Recruitment OpportunitiesClick here for more details
Old School Cookie Time

Our Story

Cookie Time came to life on 1 February 1983, when 21-year-old Christchurch entrepreneur Michael Mayell and his mum delivered 70 jars of Cookie Time® Original™ Chocolate Chunk cookies to 70 Christchurch stores. By the afternoon, the phone was ringing off the hook with new orders – Kiwis’ love affair with Cookie Time had begun. Within a year, younger brother Guy had joined the business, and the business remains owned by the two brothers.

In the early days, Cookie Time cookies were produced with classic Kiwi ingenuity. The chocolate was cut up on a customised bread slicer to get big chunky pieces, cookie dough was measured out with ice cream scoops, and paint scrapers were used to get the baked cookies off the trays. Technology may have changed but Cookie Time remains committed to producing quality products with real ingredients.

Cookie Time is passionate about cookie-loving experiences that inspire, engage and connect. People still talk about its ‘all you can eat’ factory tours in the 1980s. For 12 years, from 1996 through to 2008, it held the Guinness Book of Records for making the world’s biggest cookie. The brand’s beloved Cookie Muncher character remains a favourite for the kids and adults alike. With an ever evolving range of delicious cookies to choose from, you can be sure ‘It’s always Cookie Time.