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Our History

The Kauai Kookie Family

Kauai Kookie was founded in 1965 by Mabel Hashisaka.  At the beginning, she baked cookies to satisfy a very basic need to provide an island-style dessert to serve at her father’s family business.  Nearly 50 years later, Mabel Hashisaka’s simple idea has evolved into one of Hawaii’s most recognizable and trusted brands.   Today, we bake more than 50,000 cookies and other specialty bakery items daily as well as produce our highly popular dressings and marinades.

Still family owned, but under the direction of a new-look management team, Kauai Kookie boldly embarks on an exciting new era while humbly embracing its rich tradition of creating quality product, delivering excellent customer service, and maintaining a home-style culture with a unique Kauai twist. More than ever, we are committed to introducing new products that appeal to our local and visiting customers alike at a reasonable price.

Our Products

Kauai Kookies are THE original cookies from the island of Kauai. Our bakers are hard at work creating a variety of island-style cookies and other baked items that uphold a reputation of quality.  Each of our products is baked fresh daily using some of Hawaii’s finest ingredients including macadamia nuts, Kona coffee, and Kauai’s very own Makaweli poi among others to ensure you are purchasing a superior product. Kauai Kookies originally came in eight island flavors – Kona Coffee Macadamia, Chocolate Chip Macadamia, Peanut Butter, Guava Macadamia, Coconut Krispies, Cornflake Crunch, Macadamia Nut Shortbread, and Almond, but have since expanded to many more varieties and flavors.

The Kauai Kookie Family

You can find our products in many retail outlets in Hawaii, the mainland United States, and overseas. You can also order directly from the factory via our website to bring home a taste of the beautiful island of Kauai and rekindle your fondest memories. Visit our factory store just outside of Hanapepe to sample products fresh from our oven or order a unique treat for family and friends. Our friendly staff is always available to make your visit a memorable one.

At Kauai Kookie, we produce more than just cookies. We introduced our signature Hawaiian Hula Dressings over 20 years ago and they have become a local favorite ever since. Try our favorite tropical flavors including Maui-Style Sweet Onion, and of course, the one that started it all, our Papaya Seed Dressing.