WHO IS ASHLEY?
"I don't want store bought cookies, I want Ashley's Famous Cookies."
This is the phrase that I constantly heard whenever my mother had cookie cravings. I was going through a rough time in my life where I felt lost and uncertain on a lot of things. So I always took it as a way of my mother trying to make me smile.
My first child was born at the end of 2016 and cookies were the only thing I craved after my pregnancy. I've always had a passion for baking and decided to make cookies from scratch since I was eating them so much. What started out as a way to fulfill my cookie cravings, turned into the best thing that ever happened to me.
We often doubt ourselves and become blind to our own greatness. However, when you have enough of whatever it is you are going through, you will change. A little over a year later I decided to create a few flavors, pack them up and take them to my brothers' basketball game. I asked all of the basketball moms to taste them and they said the cookies were delicious! After that it was history. Before I knew it, I had a couple of orders a week and by the end of the summer I was filling a couple of orders a day!
Five years later, Ashley's Famous Cookies has grown tremendously. We have shipped to every state in the country, published a recipe book, been on national news and many other platforms. Every so often I hit a new bump in the road but I refuse to let it stop me. Things aren't always sweet but the cookies are a reminder that the simple things in life can be.