Monday, September 30, 2019


Edible art
Our niece Lauren has started up a cookie-making business. She is a warrior at heart but an injury means soon she will officially leave the military work she loves.

Her injury was not life threatening. It was, however, life changing. She says little about the lingering pain and frustration.

For bulldog fans

Instead, her active “can do” nature has her charging ahead. She is considering options, experimenting with one of her ideas and learning--and earning--as she goes.

She has christened her new brainchild, “Sugar Mae Cookies.” She chose the name in honor of her late grandmothers. 

Her dad’s mother was Shirley Mae. Her mom’s mother was tagged with the nickname “Sugar” as a child. It stayed with her as an adult and morphed into “Grandma Sugar” thanks to Lauren and the other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Now Lauren is turning out a steady stream of treats that are already finding fans. Her grandmothers would have been pleased with the name of her fledgling business. 

They would also have been proud of the palate-pleasing cookies and the variety of her artistic decorations that characterize this new enterprise.

To see more of Lauren's treats: Sugar Mae Cookies  

Way to go Lauren!



  1. She is talented at this. The tree cookies are so beautiful that I was surprised to find out they are cookies. I had thought they were some kind of art work. It is wonderful to be able to do what you love and are good at. And not only that, it makes other people happy!

  2. How great that she could take a setback and come up with a great plan B which to me looks like an A. Those cookies are almost too pretty and clever to eat though.

  3. so sorry she has had this setback, from what i am seeing here, she will make it through fine. she can make a living catering parties with these cookies. my first cousins daughter is doing something similr, not decorated cookies, but selling sweets from her home kitchen and doing quite well

  4. It makes me smile right from my heart, to see someone move forward despite difficulties. The cookies look amazing and I am sure will become a huge favourite for many.

  5. I admire someone with such courage and such a can-do attitude. The cookies look delicious.

  6. This made me think of the saying...When life hands you lemons...make lemonade.
    Good for your niece plunging ahead and making such colorful and beautiful creations. The trees are exceptional.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Life just seems to be in a holding pattern right now..sometime I will explain all the reasons. For now it's just putting my hand in His hand.
    Training Union..BTU...Baptist Training Union. A very Loooong time ago..(:0)

  7. She is so creative, and those cookies are a real work of art. They look almost too good to eat. too beautiful too eat.

  8. I'm so sorry about Lauren's injury, but she's found a great talent. Her cookies are fabulous. I'm in love with the bulldog cookies!