Why do you feel compelled to bake cookies?

Milk Jar cookies

Courtney of Milk Jar Cookies: I've always loved baking and specifically baking cookies. When we were kids, my sister and I would make cookies all the time (mainly to eat the dough, if I'm being honest), and when I was in my teens, I came up with my own recipe. As I perfected it over time, it became very popular with friends, family, and eventually, co-workers. After several instances of people mistaking them for "bakery" cookies, I realized I might have created something special.

In 2005, I began experimenting with a variety of flavors and started an online business. I loved the thought that, with each of the deliveries I made, someone's day got a little sweeter, and my goal quickly became to open a brick & mortar bakery. I wanted a shop where I could host these people and provide a place to enjoy a cookie and glass of milk.

Learn more at milkjarcookies.com.

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