‘We fit like a puzzle piece together. If I’m making dough, she’s stuffing. If I’m wrapping, she’s packing up.’
“When we were younger, we would always bake together. She would stay over my house and wake up in the middle of the night and ask to bake. She’s married to my brother now, and I’ve known her since I was 14, so we’re practically sisters.
“We always joked about opening a bakery together, but we never thought it would actually happen. I had this cookie recipe I was working on, and she said, ‘Everyone loves your cookies, so let’s start a cookie business.’
“During the pandemic, we finally did it. We baked out of our houses. We thought just our friends and family would enjoy it, and that would be it. We made an Instagram and suddenly, our social media blew up. People all over Long Island were reaching out, so we packed up the car and delivered cookies across the Island.
“We’re very empowered by female-run companies, and so we reached out to Kris Jenner. Us, just two girls from Long Island, opened our own business and thought, ‘Who’s a better role model than Kris Jenner?’ We sent her some cookies and saw that she posted them on Twitter. It was amazing. This was meant for us.
“It’s so empowering to own our own business and be our own boss. We were both mainly raised by strong women. In cooking and bakeries, it’s usually male-dominated, so showing other women, especially younger women, that this is possible is so important to us. It’s a family business.
“We are very grateful for our families because they really help a lot; it definitely takes a village. It’s a blessing to work with each other. We’ve been best friends since forever. There are times when we can be in the kitchen for 8-10 hours, and if something goes wrong, we’ll yell at each other, but then we keep going.
“We’re basically sisters. We fit like a puzzle piece together. If I’m making dough, she’s stuffing. If I’m wrapping, she’s packing up. The first time we ever went to our commercial kitchen, we turned the industrial mixer on and there was a flour explosion. The entire kitchen was white – it looked like it snowed. I was covered. We looked at each other and just laughed. It was hysterical. That is one of the best memories I have of us working together. We always smell like cookies.
We’re not doctors, we’re not nurses, so we wanted to make people happy by baking, and it’s something we love.
“This was meant for us. This was during a time when everyone was scared to be near each other. Everyone was so distant, and we missed our friends and family. Our basis, our roots for this, was making people smile when it was hard to be humans and be interactive and social.
“We always tried to give back during all of this, even with food bloggers, we just wanted to give back. If anybody we knew was sick, we would drop cookies at their house or we donated to hospitals.
“Cookies gave people comfort and made them feel better, and that was a very big drive for us. We’re not doctors, we’re not nurses, so we wanted to make people happy by baking, and it’s something we love.
“We love working with organizations, especially ones on Long Island, since we’re both originally from Plainview, and these are our roots. We grew up here. We have worked with a list of organizations already, and to just name a few, Jewish Pavilion, Shalom at Home, Cookie Chain, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, Better Together.”