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Thursday
Apr072011

Batter Chatter: Interview with Stacy Heller of OneSmartCookie

Fact: it's always fun to discover a new baking business. OneSmartCookie is a newcomer to the Seattle scene, a small home-based cookie business specializing in one of a kind sweet petite treats. Who is the baker, and what does the future hold for this business? Let's learn more with this interview with proprietress Stacy Heller:

So. OneSmartCookie. TellMeMore. I'm a stay-at-home mom of four who sort of fell into baking cookies for others. Peer pressure got me addicted to Diet Coke and baking. I started "playing" Julia Child as a kid, it was way more fun than house or school - all those small bowls lined up called to me! I like cookies best because each one is like a small canvas. The "realist" in me knows what a banana looks like, the "artist" in me likes to interpret what a decorated banana cookie looks like. Far sweeter!

Cake or Pie? Cake - they're pretty and tasty and festive and don't wear a "mask" of healthy (fruit pies - ha!).

Pants or Skirts? Pants - in my fantasies, "smart slacks" in reality, jeans.

Yes or No? First no, then yes. (doubt is a bad habit).

Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Vanilla. Surprising depth to be found  in the more humble "package".

Cookies: drop, molded, rolled, cutout, or refrigerator? Rolled/cutout to make your eyes and stomach happy. Drop to make your mood and stomach happy. Any to make others just all-around happy! 

What is the last delicious thing you ate? Movie popcorn - I'm a savory girl! Sweets-wise - a New York style coffee cake my daughter made that is reminiscent of an Entenmann's (I find them only back east, where I'm from).

Where can we buy your cookies? Special order only through me at the moment. Contact details are on my blog.

What is next for you and your business? To bake or not to bake, that is always the question. I love baking, but doing it is truly a LABOR of love. I need to decide if I really want to turn it into a J O B versus a hobby....if it's a calling, can you choose though?

Find out more on Stacy's blog.

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Reader Comments (4)

As a many-time-customer of Stacy, I can say from experience that her cookies are AMAZING! They're so gorgeous that you don't want to eat them . . . then you have a bite . . . and it's over. I've always been a savory girl, and now her cookies (chocolate chip in particular) have ruined the only food I had, in the past, been able to say an easy "no" to!! These photos don't begin to do justice to her beautiful creations.
April 7 | Unregistered CommenterAyana
The thing about OneSmartCookie's cookies that wasn't mentioned is that not only do they look fantastic, the are the only rolled/cutout cookies I've ever eaten that REALLY TASTE GOOD. I would eat them even if they weren't gorgeous. Which they are.
April 8 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret
Not only are Stacy's cookies beautiful, they are delicious!
April 8 | Unregistered Commenterliliana
Thanks for the interview! SO excited to be included in your quest for sweetness - it may happen everyday at CakeSpy.com, but it's far rarer for OneSmartCookie!
April 8 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Heller

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