The Great American Cookie Co. was in the Towne Square Mall from 1989 to August.
Earlier this month, the Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery moved into a 1,700 square foot store in The Shoppes at 3800 Frederica – the former property of Texas Gas.
That’s about three times the space the store had at the mall.
âThe mall was awesome,â owner Scott Higdon said last week. “But when we had the opportunity to add ice cream, there wasn’t enough room.”
Adding ice cream was a good thing, he said.
âOur shakes are the best I have ever tasted,â Higdon said. âIt’s our ice cream and our mix. It is rich and good.
Natalie Holland, the General Manager, has worked at the store for four years.
âThe new concept is really exciting and we’re seeing a lot more traffic,â she said. âI went to Dallas, Georgia to learn how to make ice cream. It is 14% fat. It’s more than any other place in town. It has a richer flavor.
Ice cream containing between 14% and 16% fat is classified as “super premium”.
Holland said the store offers ice cream cakes.
âWe can customize them with 24 to 48 hours notice,â she said.
Ice cream is also sold in cones, shakes, sundaes, pints and quarts.
Of all the flavors, Holland said, âThe Birthday Cake ice cream is my favorite. It is made with a yellow cake mix.
Double Doozies are ice cream sandwiches with cookies on top and bottom.
And Holland said, “We have dairy free sorbets for people with lactose intolerance.”
But cookies still sell well, she said.
The stores are called “Home of the Original Cookie Cake”.
âWe still sell a lot of cookie cakes,â Holland said.
Stores are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The chain added ice cream in May 2020.
The ad said, “The strategy brings together iconic concepts in one delicious destination – a wonderland for those looking for fresh cookies and homemade ice cream.”
The International Dairy Foods Association claims that the average American “consumes about 23 pounds of ice cream and related frozen desserts per year.”
The cookie-elf.com website reports that Americans consume more than two billion cookies per year and that the average American eats 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.
Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery hopes to satisfy both appetites.