Red Dirt Diaries: Cookie Quest During The Pandemic


Friday, August 28th 2020, 10:05 pm

By: Karl Torp


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The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic gave Kelly Lisenbee extra time to go on a cookie crusade.

“It turns into, ‘Let’s make the best cookie ever made,’” Lisenbee said.

Friends soon fell for her giant cookie creations and suggested she sell the sweet treats.

Out of her small kitchen, she started her business called Bright Spot Baking.

“It’s not just the science that we know of sugar. It’s the memory people have growing up,” Lisenbee said about the sensation of eating a really good cookie.

The Edmond mom said the cookies are baked the day they’re delivered.

Lisenbee’s commitment means waking up at 3 a.m. to start baking.

Lisenbee has made as many as 80 dozen oversized cookies in a week.

“I really think we are doing something that a lot of people aren't,” Lisenbee said.

Turns out, that goes beyond her cookies.

Lisenbee donated some of her first profits to the Regional Food Bank.

“We don't have the goal of being rich,” Lisenbee said. “We have the goal of helping our neighbors.”

If the cookie business takes off, Lisenbee said she wants to open a nonprofit restaurant and provide breakfast.

“They can know they can get the first meal of the day every day,” Lisenbee said. “That’s the goal.”

 

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