Note for "Gift Orders"
(If you are looking to place an order to be delivered to someone else):
PLEASE CALL BETWEEN 5 PM AND 7:30 PM (or 2 PM and 7:30 PM on the weekends) AND PLEASE HAVE ALL INFORMATION NEEDED--INCLUDING YOUR ORDER--READY BEFORE CALLING.
Please be reminded that "gift orders" cannot be guaranteed to be delivered at a specific time, but we do offer to time frames for them to be delivered. The arrival of the order will be determined by a number of factors, including where other non-gift orders are going, how busy we are, and if we are able to get in contact with the recipient. Visit our FAQ page for more information.
Midnight Cookies is Gainesville's very own.
We are locally owned, created, and operated.
We offer delivery to most of Gainesville, and we bake your cookies fresh to order when you crave them the most.
So don't bother bringing out the flour and teaspoons (and don't worry about figuring out the difference between baking powder and baking soda).
We got this.
HOW FRESH IS FRESH BAKED?
We start with making our very own dough with a little ol' Kitchen Aid Mixer (or two, or three...) from our very own recipes. Other places often use pre-made and sometimes frozen dough. Maybe they add a "super unique topping" and call it "original," but don't let them fool you.
We start with butter and sugar (sometimes vegetable shortening for vegan doughs). And then we let our imaginations run wild. We've got a core number of delicious flavors, but we sometimes like to go outside the cookie box, having created well over 60 flavors throughout the years.
Mrs. Fields, Otis, and even that Pillsbury Dough Boy--oh, what a delightful character he is!--haven't dared made cookies with pie crust mixed in. Or pudding on top. Or bacon mixed in AND on top. Or chicken tenders. (Grandma did one Christmas, but you know--and bless her heart and those $5 bills she still gives us for our
birthdays--it just didn't quite taste... edible.)
After our cookie shaping machines known as our Awesome Kitchen Staff carefully portion our dough, we wait until you order. Only *then* do we pop the delicious creations into the oven. Then we serve them up to you. Or often our delivery drivers bring them straight to you. Nice and gooey, still a bit warm.
How do other places define "fresh baked"? By baking them overnight perhaps, and then placing them on heating pads or popping them in the microwave, hoping the warmth can pass their factory-made dough as "fresh." Or they don't even bother with serving them warm. They let them sit there. All. Day. Long. Possibly absorbing the scents of pickles, onions, and that really awesome new vinaigrette!
(And while your new roommate from the Northeast is peachy keen and all, don't let them think "Oh, we have this back where I'm from!" Promptly correct any misguided thinking as Midnight Cookies is solely a Gainesville institution. We're only sensitive about this because we've been to said places in states up north. And we were not only not impressed, but very very disappointed in that Sad Panda kind of way.
But hey, we don't bash all cookie places! There's this one place in Phoenix, Urban Cookies. Definitely put an O in the OMG. Check 'em out. Oh, and the Kitchen Sink cookie from Fresh Market here in Gainesville? Definitely a guilty pleasure.
NOW HIRING KITCHEN STAFF AND DELIVERY DRIVERS
(information on how to apply at the bottom--please read this in its entirety before applying!)
We are looking for enthusiastic, positive attitudes to join our team! Work in the best aromas around town!
Positions are for 15-30 hours per week
All applicants must be available to work 3-5 late nights per week, (shifts can last as late as 3 or 4 AM) and must be available to work Saturdays/Gamedays.
*Both* positions learn all aspects of the kitchen including phones, register, prepping/portioning cookies, baking/boxing orders, and standard cleaning duties found in a kitchen. Learning the menu will be a must (HINT: knowing the menu ahead of time scores big brownie/cookie points ;))
Delivery drivers must have a reliable vehicle, cell phone, a good driving record, and should have a good general knowledge of the roads of Gainesville. Knowledge of the grid system (HINT: what the numbers in a given address mean... learning this before an interview scores HUGE brownie/cookie points... in fact, we really recommend learning it like the back of your hand ahead of time) and UF's campus a major plus, but we are willing to teach who are willing to learn :)
Drivers make between $12-20/hour (composed of hourly wage/comp per delivery/tips).
Kitchen staff members start between minimum wage, but can be bumped up quickly to those to learn fast and excel at their position.
Bring a pen, a decently nice outfit, a friendly smile and your natural politeness and apply between these hours:
Monday-Friday: 5:30-7:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 3 PM to 7:30 PM
Be sure to have your references/previous job experience information handy for the application, and leave your friends at home or in the car (with the A/C on of course... and if your friend wants to apply, too, it's best to come in separately... It's more grown up, you know ;)).
(you did read everything, right?)