Sweet Beginnings

Lily’s Cookies specializes in unique, custom-decorated cookies for all occasions and special events. Christine McCrae Kelly founded the company in October 2002, bringing family tradition, a love of cooking, and artistic training to her gourmet cookies.

McCrae Kelly fondly remembers watching her grandmother prepare food for family and friends, and named her shop after the sweet-smelling lily of the valley flowers grown in her grandmother’s garden. A native Texan, McCrae Kelly earned her MFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an art gallery director in Chicago and New York City before returning to San Antonio.

Since 2009, Lily’s Cookies has expanded to include a retail bakery in the Monte Vista Historic District, where clients can drop in to select beautifully decorated seasonal cookies made fresh daily, or to satisfy a craving for perfectly executed homestyle favorites like chocolate chip, cowboy, and Mexican wedding cookies at our popular, well-stocked Cookie Bar.

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We’re always on the lookout for talented bakers and cookies artists to be a part of the Lily’s Cookies family. Your passion for flour, butter, and lots of frosting is just what our bakery needs! Visit our Contact page to learn more.