Trail of cookie crumbs leads to Baylor campus
By Emily Ballard
“It’s like a party in your mouth when you take a bite,” Amarillo junior Chase Sairly said about eating a Sgt. Butter’s Lonely Oats club cookie, a treat only available at Lula Jane’s in Waco.
Baylor students can now enjoy having these cookies and other flavors from Lula Jane’s — a local eatery popular among Baylor students and the Waco community — delivered to them between 9 and 11 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on campus.
Sairly, an employee of Lula Jane’s, said he came up with the cookie delivery idea before Christmas and thought it would be a great service for students.
The delivery system began running routes to Baylor a week ago.
Along with Sgt. Butter’s Lonley Oats club cookie, Lula Jane’s delivery menu includes chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies.
Each cookie costs $1.50 plus delivery charges — $6 for fewer than eight cookies and $4 for nine or more.
Students must order a minimum of four cookies. If orders are placed before noon on the day of delivery, students will receive a 10 percent discount.
Ellen Mott, one of Lula Jane’s bakers, said they are particularly famous for their chocolate chip cookies, which along with Lula Jane’s other baked goods, are made fresh every day.
“We have the top-secret recipe,” Mott said. “They are loaded with everything we love like butter and sugar.”
You may have rightly guessed that a Sgt. Butter’s Lonely Oats club cookie is buttery, but Mott said the oddly named cookie is specially crafted and unique to Lula Jane’s.
“The Sgt. Butter’s cookie is not like a cookie you’ve ever had before,” Mott said. “It’s a real buttery cookie. The center is chewy and the outside is crunchy. It’s so good.”
Sairly said the Sgt. Butter’s cookie was named by John Sterchi, a Lula Jane’s cook and the inventor of the cookie, after the Beatles’ album titled “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club.”
Sairly said he believes Lula Jane’s cookies are superior to all other cookies out there but not just because they satisfy a sweet tooth.
“We believe we have the best cookies in Waco,” he said. “Our cooks put their hearts into making good food for people.”
Delivery cookies from Lula Jane’s cannot be ordered warm because of difficulties in packaging warm and melting cookies, Mott said. But they may still be slightly warm from the oven.
For now, Lula Jane’s delivery system is for cookies only, but they still sell their cakes, pies and other baked goods in store.
Sairly said they would like to expand their delivery system to areas surrounding campus as well as downtown locations.
Delivery customers wanting a cup of coffee or tea to complement their cookies will have to purchase beverages elsewhere.
“We are not offering coffee or tea now, but we are always open to new ideas,” Mott said.