A Vermont Business Profile from "Try Vermont First"
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Vermont Made Products: Cookie Doodlez
This weekend I hosted a party for my son and his friends. The party was made a great success thanks to Cookie Doodlez in Milton, VT. Cookie Doodlez owner Tricia Becker graciously sent me a huge box of cookies, frosting, and decorations, what she calls a “Drop-n-Go Box”.
We got 30+ cookies, 5 colors of frosting, and 10 different types of sprinkles. The sugar cookies from Cookie Doodlez were buttery, sweet, soft, and delicious. I enjoyed a few while prepping everything for the kids. Moms at our party were amazed at how uniform and perfect each cookie was.
Tricia started her cookie business three years ago when her son’s school asked her to bake giant cookies for a school fundraiser. She had as much fun as the kids decorating gingerbread cookies with gumdrops, candy canes, and royal icing glue. Tricia saw the need for fun birthday activities for kids and began hosting Giant Cookie parties.
To share the cookie love she created Drop-N-Go boxes which offer a similar experience at a different price point. Tricia’s artistic hand then led her to decorate cookie favors, which have now become the majority of her business. She sells over 10,000 custom decorated cookies a year and ships them all over the country. A few of our younger friends could not wait to eat their cookie. I can’t blame them! Back to our party… it was so much fun!
All of the kids had a great time decorating cookies. They squirted frosting and took their time to carefully place hundreds of sugary sprinkles and candy. We saw a few traditional pumpkins, but mostly we saw bright and colorful creations. The creativity of each child’s edible piece of art was beautiful! Beautiful and delicious! In the past, I have cringed from overflying frosted cookies made by my four-year-old, but Tricia’s cookies and frosting were great and not too sweet. I will admit that I ate a few pretty cookies at once, it was hard to stop.
Remember Tricia, and Cookie Doodlez when you need beautiful cookies or a fantastic party activity. Think of hosting a cookie party for the holidays this year and give your family the chance to make their own edible pieces of art.
Honi Bean Barrett grew up in Vermont. After college and traveling afar, she knew that Vermont is where she and her family should and would settle down and plant roots. Her blog came to life after her son asked her to buy local products at aVermont Farmer’s Market. Honi set out to try, test, sample, and review these homegrown products for friends and family. In the process, she found products that she loves, and she loves supporting the Vermont economy! Read another of Honi Bean Barrett’s reviews and be sure to check out her blog: www.tryvermontfirst.com.