Back in 1981, the Kwee Family created the perfect shortbread cookie recipe—infused with tropical Hawaiian ingredients—to use for Cook Kwee’s Maui Cookies. We’ve added new flavors now and again, but haven’t changed the original recipe.
Mrs. Kwee, the founder and original owner of Cook Kwee’s Maui Cookies, emigrated from Indonesia. She started the company in 1981 and it was family-owned and operated until they chose to sell in 1986. When they bought the company from the Kwee Family, they didn’t know anything about cookies or running a business, but were eager to learn and passionate about continuing the family tradition of creating amazing cookies.
Cook Kwee’s Maui Cookies is the perfect example of a family company. Mom does the baking, daughter does the packaging, dad does the “everything.” We have six local employees who are like family to us. Nearly all have been with the business for at least 10 years — and several for 20-30 years! Everyone loves working together, and pushing each other to be better.
Every Cook Kwee’s cookie is made by hand in their Maui kitchen, so each cookie is just as special as the one before it.
Help support an amazing small family business on Maui. Here at Whaler's Locker we feature a selection of Cook Kwee's cookies. Add some to your cart today for a nice treat or a gift for a special friend. Find more flavors and larger quantities by visiting their site: