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About Us


Not Just Cookies is a cookie company providing, natural desserts superior in quality and taste. Our cookies and pies are made with the finest ingredients. We offer select gluten free and vegan desserts that our rich in taste. Not Just Cookies is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). NJC was created ten years ago by Johnathon Bush.

Check out our recent article in the Chicago Tribune for our storefront Grand Opening.

Our Story & Founder

Johnathon Bush started Not Just Cookies in March of 2006. Johnathon sent 20 letters to family and friends at the age of 13 to inform them he was starting a cookie business. He decided to use all natural ingredients and baking stones to create the best product for his customers. Both family and friends loved the cookies, and his business spread by word of mouth. Two years later Johnathon set up a website to attract online customers. Johnathon is now expanding his business by providing his popular cookies and pies directly to customers through online ordering, fundraising and wholesale.

Johnathon and NJC won many awards including most recently; The Youth Walk of Fame, Food Product Development Contest, the NAACP ACT-SO Award in Los Angeles, CA, and an award finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in NYC at the New York Stock Exchange. 

The first was for entrepreneurship and the second was for a recipe Johnathon created called Turtle cookies; a chocolate cookie with, caramel, pecans, and chocolate chips.  Johnathon was also one of 20 U.S. Delegates to participate in the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) IN THE 2012 summer in Mexico City Mexico. The G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit Mexico is a gathering of young entrepreneurs (age 18 – 40) and entrepreneurship-focused organizations from the G20 countries.

Over 400 Young entrepreneurs from all G20 countries, gathered in Mexico City to provide valuable input to government leaders to assist in driving sustainable global economic growth, exchange ideas and to foster international partnerships and collaboration.