The Cookie Kitchen
My dedicated business kitchen is located on the lower level of my home. My kitchen is properly zoned with the town I live in, insured and most importantly, health board approved! My kitchen gets regularly inspected by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. My Food Safety Training Certificate is also up-to-date. This is a cookies-only kitchen, with every spot dedicated to cookie making. Enjoy this tour of the Sweet Handmade Cookies kitchen.
This bright space is a joy to work in and when I arrive in my dedicated kitchen each morning, I am filled with happiness. My trusty Kitchenaid mixer is the work-horse of this kitchen, mixing up batch after batch of cookie dough and icing. On the far side of the stove is my dry ingredient station.
My most used utensils are within easy reach, measuring spoons hanging from hooks, whisks and spatulas in utensil holders (I have 20 spatulas for the sole purpose of mixing icing) and all other necessary tools in the drawers below. Double sinks for washing up and a handwashing sink make this side of the kitchen very functional.
The island is a great space for rolling out dough using my Eugene dough sheeter, packaging orders and it is where I sit to ice and decorate cookies using my trusty Kopykake projector (old school but so reliable). The fridge houses all my eggs and butter and the freezer stores rolled cookie dough.
The rolling rack holds 40 half sheet pans and gives me the capacity to handle hundreds of cookies at a time.
Over the years I have amassed a large collection of cookie cutters, somewhere in the 1200+ range. And yes, I have many favourites!
I am the proud owner of an edible ink printer, that can print beautiful crisp logos, photos and backgrounds.
My entire kitchen is dedicated to cookies, with cupboards full of sprinkles, dragees and sanding sugars.
I also have a large collection of food colouring and edible ink markers allowing me to create many different colour palettes.
This kitchen is my place to be creative and with everything at my fingertips, it is easy to make beautiful things. Pictures, utensils and the knick-knacks on the window ledge came from my mom's kitchen, so they hold special memories for me. Having this dedicated kitchen gave these special items a new home, a new purpose and a new life, which warms my heart. I am so thankful I get to spend time in the Sweet Handmade Cookies kitchen making beautiful and delicious cookies for you.