Cookiemaker, Chocolatier

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Welcome to The Good Cookie!  


Fun fact...I practiced law for almost 20 years, and am a certified yoga teacher, but the dream of building something sweet on my own while having my family by my side has been pulling on me for a long, long time. 


I learned from my mom that baking comes from the heart. As a child, baking was our way of bonding as a family and making meaningful memories that tasted delicious. After starting a family of my own, I wanted my kitchen to be filled with the same lessons and love. 


It wasn’t all chocolate chip kisses at first. There were some legitimate disasters when perfecting my recipes - messy, yet beautiful disasters. For the first time, in a long time, I felt challenged and excited to start my days off in the kitchen. I had finally found my joy. I was free to express myself, create something new and spread a little sweetness to the ones I love the most. 


The Good Cookie was born! My mission was simple: to create the best-tasting sweets in Grand Rapids using the best ingredients with the hardest working assistant (my daughter, Amelia) by my side. But I knew treats could do more. They can do good. 


I fell in love with law because it allowed me to help others; why can’t these sweet treats do the same? When you buy a cookie from The Good Cookie Sweet Shop you are also supporting your community with our Doing Good Initiative. Every month we choose and donate to a local nonprofit organization within the West Michigan area. 


Visit me in the pink and white building on the corner of Fulton and Fuller. Come taste my creations, always made from the heart - that's my promise to you.

Life is what you bake of it; let’s make something sweet.


 - Ali 

This good cookie is enjoying a Chocolate