in the last 3.5 years of trying to find foods safe enough to feed my multiple allergy child that are also tasty enough to keep him interested, i've perfected a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe. i've been tweaking and simplifying it multiple times all along. the less ingredients, the better, but i wanted him to have the same ooey gooey, sweet and chewy delectable goodness that my other kids are lucky enough to get with "normal food". he loves them - he will literally eat over a dozen a day if i let him. and since they are bean, applesauce and coconut based, i can let him! :-)
i knew i'd reached and possibly even surpassed my hopes when i started sharing my latest incarnation of this recipe. people who don't even have dietary restrictions or allergy concerns rave about these cookies. it has gotten to the point that every time i make a batch, i know the neighbors will want some, the friends we walk our dog with, the chiropractor, the pediatrician, etc... and i am always making a ton extra for everyone else that loves these.
people are always saying to me, "you could sell these!" "you should market these!" "i would pay for these, no problem!"
so i've finally taken their advice and begun selling and shipping my cookies. i mostly do it through my facebook page or email, but will also be opening an etsy store soon, if orders stay at a stable number. i am also very interested in a financial partner that can help me professionally market them.
our pediatrician actually has a contact he thinks might be interested and i am waiting to hear back on that.
in the meantime, i've looked into the laws and rules and decided to start selling them on my own and building a customer base and collecting reviews and feedback! so here is the basic info on the cookies - if anyone wants to place an order, feel free to email me at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. or friend me on FB under the same email addy. i tend to bake on mondays/tuesdays and ship on tues/wed.
basic info on the cookies is:
1st time orders get a 'tester' price of $12/doz.
send me a pic of someone eating the cookies
(or just the cookies if you are camera-shy)
and a review, and you get a 2nd order for $12.
after that, normal price is $14/dozen
(and that includes shipping w/in continental U.S.)
please feel free to email me w/ any questions, i know i'd have to really look into this and know all about cross-contamination precautions and every ingredient before buying for my son!