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Local cookie bakery makes deliveries

by on April 13, 2014 2:00 AM

Need a late night sugar fix? Insomnia Cookies can help.

The chain, which opened a store Monday along South Seventh Street in Indiana, provides late-night delivery of cookies to area residents and students.

“Between the campus and the night life in the area, (Indiana) is the perfect location for a new Insomnia Cookies store,” said Renee Samecky, director of marketing for the New York-based chain.

“Indiana was in need of another late-night food option, so we are coming to fulfill that need.”

The company was started in 2003 after a University of Penn student, Seth Berkowitz, realized there were limited late-night food options, especially ones that delivered. He began delivering cookies and milk to students on campus.

“Aside from delivering warm, fresh cookies, we work heavily supporting the campus and local community,” said Samecky. “We offer multiple fundraising options and look forward to giving back to the community.”

The company has more than 40 store locations. It delivers cookies until 3 a.m.

Some Indiana University of Pennsylvania students tried Insomnia Cookies this week and took to Twitter to voice their excitement over the chain’s opening in town.

Courtney Lee, an IUP freshman, tried the cookies on the store’s opening night. The cookies “were literally right out of the oven and were to die for,” she said.

According to its website, the menu includes brownies, deluxe cookies, ice cream and a pint of cold milk with any order.

Popular flavors of cookies include chocolate chunk, snickerdoodle, chocolate peanut butter cup and s’mores deluxe.

Plus, the bakery offers brownies, cookie cakes and ice cream.

Insomnia Cookies, according to a press release, can provide bulk specials for businesses, parties and other events.

Cookie donations and fundraising options are available for local organizations interested in raising money for charities. For more information, visit

Ellen Matis is the digital media coordinator and a staff writer at The Indiana Gazette. She is the person behind the Gazette's social media. A 2012 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ellen has a degree in journalism and public relations. Follow her on Twitter, @EllenMatis, or email her at
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