About Us

The Moonshine Mountain Cookie Story


Originally created in 1988 in Knoxville, TN, our base recipe was formulated for our pizza delivery store as a promotion. The response was overwhelmingly positive as customers immediately started calling the store requesting more of our delicious cookies. From that point the cookies found their way into many private parties, gift boxes, bible study groups, and catered celebrations from Knoxville to Nashville. Finally, after many years and much urging from friends & family, Moonshine Mountain Cookie Company was formed.


Our distinctly delicious gourmet cookies are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest ingredients to insure your complete satisfaction. Some of our special recipes even include a splash of original Tennessee moonshine, giving our cookies that special taste that you can’t find anywhere else. The process of making our cookies in a micro-bakery environment is hard work, but we don’t do things the easy way, because we think you, our customers, are well worth the effort. Now serving Knoxville with 2 stores, corporate clients & events in Nashville, and offering nation wide coverage with online ordering.


We look forward to providing you with superior quality, unique flavor combinations, and a heart warming experience each time you take a bite of one of our gourmet cookie creations.


Our Founders


Mike, Rick & Robin all met while attending the University of Tennessee. Mike & Rick were college roommates and life long friends. Robin & Mike have been married since 1986 and have jointly owned a variety of businesses.

Robin Maddux


Robin created the original recipe for the cookies while she, and her husband Mike, owned & operated a pizzeria in Knoxville called The Pizza Doctor. Robin is a stickler for quality control and considers each cookie one of her babies. She is the steady hand that keeps things calm and moving forward in the kitchen. Her warm southern charm makes her a customer service hero.

Mike Maddux


Mike has been attracted to entrepreneurial endeavors ever since his early childhood, beginning with roadside lemonade stands and lawn mowing services. He has been involved in a variety of successful start up companies and has a passion for business. Mike brings business, sales & marketing experience to the team along with a strong work ethic and an energetic personality.

Rick Dunlap


Drawing from over 30 years as a Certified Purchasing Manager with Fortune 500 companies, Rick was ready to tap into his inner-creative spirit. He is witty, dynamic, and never meets a stranger. He loves to experiment in the kitchen, and has a natural talent for creating unique flavor combinations. We are always excited to see what cookie sensations are next to come from his test kitchen.