In focus: Crowd gathers for grand reopening of Sweet Dough Cookie Co. in Chehalis


Customers lined up outside Sweet Dough Cookie Co.'s new Chehalis location during a grand reopening celebration on Saturday, May 11. 

The new location is at 734 S. Market Blvd. in Chehalis, next to Benny’s Florist. The business was previously located in an 800-square-foot space on Main Street in Centralia. The new location in Chehalis has 3,000 square feet of space. 

Bakery owner Ashlee Shirer made headlines in 2018 to 2020 for her appearances on the Food Network show “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” where she twice won $10,000 for her expertly baked and decorated cookies. 

She originally ran a custom-order bakery through her website, selling by the dozens to people across the country for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays and other events before opening the brick-and-mortar shop on Main Street in Centralia in 2022. 

The Chehalis location will be open at 9 a.m. each Saturday until cookies run out. Shirer offers pre-orders through her website,, on Thursday before each Saturday opening.