Many years ago, I created a tradition of baking cookies during the holidays. I don't know why I felt so compelled - especially since there was always an abundance of delectable filipino dessert offerings. I wasn't even a baker - having relied solely on recipes found on the internet and on the back of chocolate chip bags.
Eventually, the incessant recipe tweaks evolved into my interpretation of chocolate chip cookie perfection...rich & subtly sweet, crisp & chewy - often described as vanilla cookie dough ice cream.
Friends and family began requesting them for special occasions and encouraging me to participate in local markets. I often heard stories about cookie lovers hiding or fighting over the last cookie. I felt that it would be a wasted gift to end the baking journey there - what would've been the point of creating my dough of dreams.
Since, I've always advocated for food transparency and sustainability, it was important for me to create treats with integrity - free of GMOs, additives, preservatives, trans fats, palm oils, aluminum, artificial flavors & colors. My love for animals prompted me to delve into vegan options. Equally as vital, I chose certified biodegradable & compostable packaging - sourced using sustainable forestry principles.
In my wildest dreams, the cookie start-up would collaborate with a social mission(s); it's very much a work in progress. So until that purpose materializes, I'm always open to hearing ideas from others who share my vision.
In the meantime, I'll continue to handcraft a variety of seasonal, and perhaps ethnically inspired, treats from the heart. See you around ;-)