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our roots

A Smart Cookie LLC was birthed, in 2017, after deciding to leave my career as a cancer researcher and biology professor to pursue my dream of over 10 years of owning a dessert company. Baking is a science and I love experimenting in the kitchen.

Since the age of 8 years old, baking has been a passion. Growing up each year for Christmas my mom, sisters, and me would bake several types of cookies to give as gifts to friends and families. The annual Christmas Eve party turned into a two week baking production in order to mass produce cookies to give as gifts. Baked goods have played a major role in my life and I have several memories connected to desserts I had growing up. It does not seem like the holidays in my family unless there are copious amounts of cookies available for consumption. My mom's carrot cake was the cake everyone desired as their birthday cake each year.  Now to bake and share that carrot cake with others brings me great pride, and brings back wonderful memories. It is so simple yet very satisfying even for those who claim to not like carrot cake. This is just one of many desserts that not only taste good but communicate love and I look forward to sharing it with you. 

 I’ve spent the past few years perfecting my craft. In 2012 I tried out a new recipe, Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, and they quickly became a favorite of my friends and family. When creating my menu there was no doubt that these brownies and my mom's carrot cake recipes had to be anchors. The cookies featured on the menu are my top four favorite cookies, and each one has special meaning to me. 

The mission of A Smart Cookie is to share baked goods filled with goodness, made with quality ingredients, that share a passion for producing baked goods made with love.