Friday, June 8, 2012

Crazy flavor combos

When I was checking out Schmackary's, the other thing that jumped out at me was the notion that his cookies were so popular because of the crazy flavors (peep the menu). While his cookie flavors are more adventurous than your average chocolate chip, they definitely aren't that crazy.

Case in point, last week, I sent out a shipment for the Scoops of Sunshine Cookie Club with chocolate rhubarb Parmesan and walnut cardamom with pistachio brittle. And this week, I was recipe developing for corn and sun-dried tomatoes and corn and strawberry. Now, if you ask me, those are some crazy flavors.

Fuzzy iPhone pics of cookie dough:

Chocolate with rhubarb and Parmesan 

 Walnut with cardamom and pistachio brittle

~ Sunshine

Friday, June 1, 2012

A cookie shop

I recently read about a newly-opened cookie shop in NYC, called Schmackary's.  I was super interested in the owner's story because his path is one that I hope to follow to some extent. I'm not sure on the specifics, but it goes something like this: He baked cookies and passed them out to friends. Then, he started selling locally and online. Finally, he opened up a storefront. While the shop has a variety of non-cookie items for sale, the focus is on the cookies.

Can you imagine? A store dedicated to just cookies? Mind blowing (to me, at least).

I never even thought that was possible. I just assumed that if one was going to own a bakery or sweets shop, it would have to be filled with all sorts of things like cakes, pies, pastries, etc. In other words, lots of things other than cookies. Obviously, that's not the case.

Now, having said that, I'm just gonna put it out there: I want to have a business where I can sell my cookies and ice cream.  I'm not sure of what form it will take, maybe it will be an online business, or a catering company, or even a store front.  Who knows? But what I do know is that I'm gonna do this.

- Sunshine