By Madison Fisler Lewis
Dec. 5, 2014. Those who have tasted Appalachia Cookie Company’s delectable creations describe the cookies as the best in the country. Well, now the local cookie eatery has proof to back up those claims. Appalachian Cookie Company landed itself a spot in Paula Deen’s Top 10 Cookies in America list, and is featured in this year’s holiday issue of the celebrity chef’s magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen.
Appalachian Cookie Company wowed with the popular Blueberry White Chocolate Oatmeal cookie, which was chosen from about a dozen other cookies sent to the magazine after representatives contacted the company in August.
“I have people tell me that the blueberry white chocolate oatmeal cookie is the best thing that they have ever put in their mouths,” said Dave Holloman, owner and founder of Appalachia Cookie Company.
“It was one of the very first cookies that we made when we first started out, and it has always been really popular.”
The honor comes as no shock to many who already enjoy creations from Appalachia Cookie Company. Since opening only nine months ago, the company has enjoyed a passionate set of fans comprised of students, locals and visitors alike. In less than a year, Appalachia Cookie Company has become the go-to for late night snacks, cookie catering, nationwide cookie delivery and more.
Appalachia Cookie Company has become a confectionary force to be reckoned with. Featuring cookie delivery that lasts until the wee hours, speedy pick up and made-to-order treats, the cookie company has become a favorite with late night noshers of all kinds.
“It is just amazing and we are so honored,” Holloman said. “We have only been in business for a few months, and we were up against companies that are really well established. To receive this kind of honor when we are so new is unbelievable.”
With this new nation-wide exposure, Holloman hopes that the company can now expand its cookie shipping services further, shipping cookies all cross the country for people who want just a taste of what Appalachia Cookie Company is now nationally famous for.
“The national recognition is really going to help with our shipping side,” Holloman said. “We started shipping around Nov. 1, and we are trying to use this exposure as a catalyst to help us get our cookies further out there.”
If this article made you hungry, be sure to get some treats from Appalachia Cookie Company for yourself and see what the hype is all about. Favorites include the original chocolate chip, the snickerdoodle, cheesecake cookies or, of course, get your hands on the blueberry white chocolate oatmeal cookie to see what Paula Deen has been raving about.
Coming soon, Appalachian Cookie Company will offer a 30-30 Project deal for loyal customers who love their cookies almost as much as they love helping out the community. With the project, customers will be able to purchase cookie subscriptions for $30 per month. The customers will receive a dozen cookies every month, with a portion of the subscription cost going toward the Hunger and Health Coalition. This option will be coming soon, so keep an eye out.
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