Long before Lindsay Baker (yep, that’s her name) opened Mom’s Cookie Bar in the center of Doylestown, she was baking thousands of cookies, cakes and cookie bars for friends, family and lucky co-workers.
“I’ve always loved baking,” said the mother of three. “By the time I was 8, I was learning from my mother and grandmother.”
Late last month, Baker, 42, took the years of encouragement to open her own business and share her talent to heart and launched her first entrepreneurial effort in a grand historic building she bought with her father.
You can’t miss the cookie bar, with its towering vivid blue and snow white columns. There’s also a large patio behind the building, with brightly colored seating for 40 to 50 people. Plans are in the works for a wall mural that will feature old photographs of past uses of the 21 N. Main St. building, Baker said.
The offerings inside are all homemade and baked on the premises, said Baker, who often arrives at 5 a.m. to start making her cookie butter & Twix stuffed cookie bars, Reese’s pieces chocolate chip cookie bars and white chocolate snickerdoodle bars, just to name a few mouth-watering creations.
More than following strict recipes, Baker said she likes to “adapt” traditional ones and inspire new ones. “I know what it’s supposed to look like,” she added.
The cookie bar also serves cold brew coffee, all-natural, homemade orange soda and root beer that comes from the same draft system found at a beer-serving bar. There’s homemade chocolate milk on tap, too.
Vegans can find chocolate chip cookies and natural fruit soft serve ice cream in a variety of flavors.
The community’s response has been “very positive,” said Baker. Residents and fellow business owners have been supportive of the new business in town. The Doylestown native hopes to expand to events and parties.
“I’m just excited to open and see kids smiling,” she said.