Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ike Strikes!

On September 12th, Ike hit the Gulf Coast. Millions were left without power, including myself. As of today, I still don't have power at home, although today I see workers repairing the downed poles in my backyard.

My production kitchen was without power for a week. I had to discard all cookie dough and ingredients from the coolers and freezers. Very sad! After this delay, my crew and I are fervently working to restore our inventories and get ready for the holidays (yes, they are knocking at our back door).
To commemorate this historic event, we have designed the "Ike" cookie. We will donate 50¢ from the sale of each cookie to Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund. Please visit for more information.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 4th of July

For Independence Day we received orders for hundreds of flag cookies and patriotic stars. Customers really like the hand-iced cookies. The possibilities for design are endless. We like to ice cookies with 2-3 colors and dip one of the edges in a color sugar. It also has to be done neatly, otherwise it looks like the kids made it (which is fine if you're home for the holidays, but we're selling these). Because of the time and artistry that goes into these cookies, they cost a little more than our Americana or Fancy cookies, but sometimes, it's worth it!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Welcome to Michael's Cookie Jar Blog!

Cookies are a wonderfully simple thing. Butter, sugar, eggs and flour combined in endless ways to create something very special.

In the "olden days," part of that specialness came from the process of making them at home. But then we got "busy" and opted for the convenience of grocery store cookies.

I'd like to bring back the basic goodness of all-butter, hand-made cookies to our modern life. I encourage you to make them at home (and I'll have recipes in future blogs). In the meantime, you can get them from me :)