Would you wait in line for 2 hours for a cookie?

Recently there has been a buzz on Social Media about a new bakery in town, called Caroline's Cookies. Driving by Caroline's shop I quickly realized that there was a cookie craze in town. The line flowed around the building all before she ever unlocked the doors for the day to begin.

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So this past Saturday morning, I set my alarm earlier than I would have liked to make sure I got in line for a taste of these cookies. I arrived at Caroline’s Cookies at 9:15 am and waited until the store opened at 11 am. However, I wasn’t alone in line there were over 100 other people who were waiting in line with me. I was one of the lucky few who got a chance to purchase these amazing cookies… and they didn’t disappoint at all!

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While I was waiting in line I learned a few things about the person behind Caroline’s Cookies. Caroline Merryman who is 19 years old, got the idea to open a storefront after her business took off on Instagram. Caroline has been baking since she was 8 years old but never really thought that anything would come out of it, baking was simply a way to relieve stress. However, during covid Caroline received ‘a baking cookies’ from scratch cookbook and spent weeks perfecting the recipe that she is currently using today.

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Caroline started selling her cookies on Instagram by taking personal orders from friends and followers. After the demand started to grow she took her business a step further by going to the Farmer’s Market and to local pop-ups, where she always sold every cookie. It seems that the popularity of Caroline’s Cookies is still around since she sells out EVERY DAY that she is open.

 

This 19-year-old who made the tough decision in April to drop out of college to pursue her dreams of owning a bakery is living proof that you can do anything you set your mind to. Caroline is not only killing it when it comes to growing a business but she is an inspiration to so many who admire all of the hard work that she is putting into her new business.

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While many still haven’t had a chance to taste these phenomenal cookies her hope is, that won’t be an issue one day. While Caroline loves the sight of a line outside of her business her new dream is to be able to be open from 11 am to 6 pm, as her sign says, and have people walk in at any time to grab a few of her delicious cookies.

 

 

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