The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop has been an icon on Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth since the 1950’s. It has changed owners only four times in the past 60 years and is currently owned by Tom and Donna Piscopo.
The Piscopo Family has owned and operated the business since 1972 when Tom’s parents Grace and Ikey Piscopo purchased it.
Tom joined his Mom soon after at the age of twelve. He washed pots, cleaned the floors and began learning the bakery business from the ground up. It was truly heartwarming to watch the two of them work side by side. Tom developed her sense of pride and love for baking that still shows today in everything he creates.
Donna joined the team in 1976 after she met Tom in high school. In 1981 as newlyweds, they bought the bakery from Tom’s parents. Today they work together to operate the business as it continues to grow and flourish with thanks to their faithful customers. You can often find them in the bakery 16-18 hours a day. There truly is nowhere else they would rather be.
The recipes are the original recipes with all of the same ingredients and handmade goodness. There have been a few new items added to the menu but as they often hear, ”Oh my goodness it even smells the same!!”