Our Story



Founded in 1983, in the home of the chocolate-loving cookery writer, Helge Rubinstein. She baked these incredible cookies that were too good not to share, and that’s how Ben’s Cookies was born.

Our first shop opened in 1984 in Oxford’s Covered Market, and our brand name was inspired by Helge’s son, Ben (that’s him in our logo, illustrated by her dear friend and renowned artist, Sir Quentin Blake)

Although we sell far more cookies than we used to, our approach to making them stays the same; freshly baked with chocolate chunks “not chips” It’s all about making the very best cookies we can, every single day. 

Now find your cookie…