Ocean City Welcomes the Famous Cookie Creamery

Two Iconic Philly Brands Team Up at the Jersey Shore: A New Famous Cookie Creamery is Opening on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Famous Cookie Creamery is a combination of two Reading Terminal Market Merchants, The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company and Bassetts Ice Cream

 On May 20, Philadelphia’s beloved Famous 4th Street Cookie Company and Bassetts Ice Cream will open a new Famous Cookie Creamery on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The first Famous Cookie Creamery opened two years ago on the Wildwood Boardwalk — now Ocean City will be able to enjoy the combination of two Iconic Philadelphia Brands in a delicious Ice Cream Sandwich. To celebrate the new addition to Ocean City, we will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Ocean City Mayor’s Office on May 20th from 12-2pm. The day will be filled with $1 Cookies, $5 Ice Cream Sandwiches, giveaways and meet the winner of the Famous Baking Competition Terry Pannebaker.  All will have the opportunity to try samples of his award winning Blueberry Muffin Cookie.

“I remember going to the Boardwalk with my Family and enjoying all the sweets and treats. Our family wants to bring those special memories to every family visiting the Jersey shore with the most delicious ice cream and cookie combinations.” said owner of the Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Tina Phillips. “We’re excited to be a part of the Ocean City Community and bring two favorites from the Reading Terminal Market – Bassetts and Famous 4th Street Cookies to the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk.

Additionally, merchandise giveaways will take place from 12-2pm to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Ocean City  Creamery. 

The Famous 4th Street Cookie company has been a local Philadelphia treasure since opening its doors more than 40 years ago. Owned by Brian and Tina Phillips, this national online retailer maintains a strong community presence throughout the Philadelphia area and has long been active in community giving and supporting a range of charitable causes. 

Bassetts Ice Cream Company is a fifth-generation family business and a Philadelphia tradition since 1861. Bassetts Ice Cream Company is a full-service frozen dessert distributor, offering outstanding products and superior service. The iconic Ice Cream Company has distributors in other areas, including the New York metropolitan area, Washington, DC, and Florida. You will even find Bassetts Ice Cream in China and South Korea.

About The Famous Cookie Creamery

The Famous Cookie Creamery celebrates the delicious bond between two Philadelphia iconic brands: Famous 4th Street Cookies and Bassetts Ice Cream. Visit this jersey shore staple to taste our best selling chocolate chip cookie. Take it to the next level by adding Bassetts vanilla ice cream or any of your favorite Bassetts Ice Cream flavors to two Famous Cookies. Experience the unique flavors of the Famous Cookie Creamery today! For more  information, please visit  

Locations include:

Ocean City Boardwalk:  1242 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Wildwood Boardwalk:    2400 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 0826


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Watch us this Thursday, November 18th on CBS3 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm answering phones at the Ronald McDonald House Annual Telethon! The Ronald McDonald House Annual Telethon runs from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on CBS3. The Telethon special will feature inspiring stories from the guest families and the community of the Ronald McDonald House in the Philadelphia region, please tune in at one of the following times:


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Watch Terry Pannebaker and his Blueberry Muffin Cookie on Fox 29!





The Winner of the Famous 4th Street Cookie Baking Competition, Terry Pannebaker was featured on Fox 29! Terry and his Blueberry Muffin Cookie exceled in the 3 round competition and was crowned the winner of the Cookie Baking Competition during the final bake-off on October 29th. The winning Blueberry Muffin Cookie will be featured on the Famous 4th Street Cookie menu during the year of 2022! Watch Terry make his winning Blueberry muffin for the crew of Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29!


Congratulations Terry Pannebaker; Winner of the Cookie Baking Competition!

On Friday, October 29th the final round of our Cookie Baking Competition was held in the City Kitchen of the Reading Terminal Market. Our 3 finalist; Terry Pannebaker, John Pupo, and Shyanne Difebo all baked their respective cookies live for our panel of Famous judges and invited Famous guest!

Terry Pannebaker came out on top with his Blueberry Muffin Cookies! John’s Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie and Shyanne’s Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie with Pretzel were close contenders in the battle for First Prize. Terry’s Blueberry Muffin Cookie will be featured as a cookie online and in the Reading Terminal Market during the year of 2022! Each contestant also won Reading Terminal Market swag along with a giftcard for the Reading Terminal Market and a Traditional Tower of Famous 4th Street Cookies!


During the event, Famous guest were able to watch the finalist bake-off their cookie creations and were able to answer questions about the Reading Terminal Market and the Famous 4th Street Cookie Company to win prizes! Prizes included treasure boxes of Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and free Corn Dogs from Fox & Sons. Famous guests were also able to taste the three finalist cookies while the Famous judges did their tasting.

Special thanks to our panel of Famous judges for dedicating their time to the competition and picking the winner of the Cookie Baking Competition. Our Famous judges include Brian Phillips, Johnny Showcase, Mark El, Chef Richard Pepino, and our head Famous judge Laura Tornichio! Thank you to Famous Pastry Chef Charles Niedermyer for helping the finalist prepare and perfect their cookies for the bake-off. Thank you to our 3 finalist and everyone who entered the Cookie Baking Competition; you all made this competition FAMOUS! 


Coming Soon: Blueberry Muffin Cookie!



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Famous 4th Street Cookie Company was Featured on FOX29!


FOX29 news has featured the Cooking Baking Competition in honor of National Cookie Month! Steve Keeley came to the Reading Terminal Market to talk about the Cookie Baking Competition and how the winner will be featured as our 2022 Cookie! Watch below to see our segment on FOX29 with Steve Keeley!

If you have trouble loading the video, you can also view it on the FOX29 website here.