Written by Acacia Christensen
As you might know, I am a sucker for a really good dessert, and apart from doughnuts my other love is cookies. When I was in Brooklyn checking out the City Reliquary Museum they were selling local sweets and I got to try a Fattycakes cookie.
Let me tell you that it was hands down the best cookie I have ever had in my whole life. I’m a sucker for the “Chipwich”, not exactly the ice cream sandwich, but a cookie sandwich instead! The Chipwich is a chocolate chip cookie with beer caramel, vanilla cream filling and is finished with sea salt. You’ll have to give it a try. And thanks to the lovely owner Jennifer you’ll be able to order them from no matter where you are! We have a discount code for our readers (that can be used on all her cookies). To order, visit her website and use the code: “FATGIRLFOODSQUAD”.
I got to try a bunch of the flavours and that one is still the standout. I took the chance to ask Jennifer Taylor-Miller to fill us in on Fattycakes and what she’s all about.
FGFS: How long have you been crafting FattyCakes cookies?
Jennifer: 4 years part-time, about 8 months full-time
FGFS: When did you develop your love of cookies?
Jennifer: I was born with a love of cookies.
FGFS: Apart from a cookie, what is your favourite dessert?
Jennifer: Either layered cake or loaded ice cream. If I’m eating cake, I want a lot of frosting or filling or whatever, and if it’s ice cream it needs to have huge chunks of cookie or a good amount of fudge or peanut butter, etc. My husband has accused me of cherry picking shared ice cream.
FGFS: Out of all of your flavours, which is your favourite so far?
Jennifer: Build Me Up Buttercup. It’s a chocolate peanut butter brownie cookie with peanut butter cups.
FGFS: How did you come up with the fantastic name “FATTYCAKES”?
Jennifer: A dear friend, Cara Possemato named the company.
FGFS: Tell me the history of fattycakes and how you got started?
Jennifer: I started FattyCakes in 2009, just making strange concoctions for friends and family. There were so many unexpected flavors that worked, like popcorn, Swedish Fish & chocolate chips, that I figured I was on to something.
FGFS: Apart from cookies, I’ve noticed you also make cookie cakes, is there anything else you think you will ever start baking/selling under the FattyCakes brand?
Jennifer: I do have a dry mix that is excellent, and I’ve made only a few available this holiday season. I’ve heard from a volunteer at our museum pop up shop that Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio bought one. Hope he loved it!
FGFS: Where have you been primarily selling your cookies? And is there anywhere you would like to start selling them?
Jennifer: I’ve been selling at a cafes, coffee shops and candy shops as well as markets throughout the year. I also sell through our website, have done flash sale sites, and on Mohchi.com, a new NYC site.
FGFS: Are there any new flavours you have cooking in your brain that you would like to let our readers know about?
Jennifer: I’ve been craving a few that I’ve made only a few times but have little mainstream interest. Devils on Horseback is a maple bacon date cookie filled with blue cheese and the other is a play on McDonald’s McGriddle, a maple bacon cookie filled with Velveeta cheese. I like cheese.
FGFS: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Jennifer: Hopefully with a little shop in Brooklyn, selling my cookies and cookie cakes to extremely happy clients.