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)

Though we sell a few more cookies than we used to, our approach to making them hasn’t changed; freshly baked every day, all day with chocolate chunks “not chips”.

Now find your cookie…