San Diego-based vegan brand Maya’s Cookies just launched a collection of cookies for Black History Month. Brand owner Maya Madsen crafted the specialty cookies to evoke the work of three Black icons. The Amanda Gorman is made in honor of the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate who delivered “The Hill We Climb” poem during the 2021 inauguration. Inspired by Gorman’s yellow coat and red headband, the lemon raspberry cookie features raspberries soaked in lemon juice overnight, chunks of white chocolate, and a dash of lemon zest. The Hank Aaron—dedicated to the legendary baseball hall-of-famer who passed at the age of 86 on January 22, 2021—features Cracker Jack pieces, roasted peanuts, butterscotch chips, and is topped with flakey sea salt to evoke snacks found at baseball games. The Debbie Allen honors the legendary performer—the subject of the 2020 film Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker and 43rd Kennedy Center honoree—with a cookie that Madsen says will “make you want to dance.” To create the cookie, Madsen added marshmallow into her classic creamy chocolate dough and finished it with chocolate sprinkles to make the perfect Hot Chocolate Cookie.
Maya’s Cookies are available for shipping nationwide and this collection can be ordered as an assortment or as individual cookie flavors (sold in tins or gift boxes).