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St. Louis-based Dad’s Cookie Co. in Dutchtown has new owners

The iconic Dad’s Cookie Co. at 3854 Louisiana Ave. in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St. Louis has been selling cookies to St. Louisans since 1927, and a change in ownership was just announced.

The Hastey brothers have sold the business to the Huber brothers, who plan to keep the secret recipe for the famous scotch oatmeal cookies intact.  

“We are thrilled to be the next stewards of Dad’s Cookie Co., which has served cookies, memories and happiness to St. Louis for nearly 100 years,” Chad Huber, president of Dad’s Cookie Co., said in a release. “We feel fortunate to be selected as the third family to carry on the legacy and traditions that define this iconic institution.”

During the time that the Hastey family owned the company, Dad’s Cookie Co. experienced a dramatic expansion; thus, their products are available at nearly 250 storefronts around St. Louis, including retailers like Dierbergs and Schnucks, as well as restaurants such as Blues City Deli and Crown Candy Kitchen.

“My family has been honored to run this treasured St. Louis establishment for decades,” Ken Hastey, who purchased the business with his brothers from Hank Renz Jr. in 1988, said in a release. “It was important to sell the company to a trustworthy family. The Huber brothers’ energy and enthusiasm remind me of when we took over from Uncle Hank.”

Customers can also stop by the historic bakery in South City to buy cookies by the pound or purchase online with nationwide shipping available.