Sharon Wammes, also known as “The Cookie Lady”, opened her first cookie shop in June of 1989 in Fremont, Ohio. It started out as just a very small, one woman operation. Everything was made from scratch by Sharon. Soon, the cookie shop had to move to a larger building to accommodate the growing business. After graduating from college, Sharon’s son Tom, came back to Ohio to help run the family business.
In 1997, they decided to expand and open another Cookie Lady in Maumee, Ohio. It was slow going at first because no one knew anything about The Cookie Lady. After using their best advertising plan, taking boxes of cookies to other local businesses in the area, business began to grow rapidly. Sharon and Tom knew that if people would just get the chance to try their products, they could become returning customers. It paid off.
Both of our stores continue to do very well. We attribute our success to 3 main parts. A great product, hard-working employees, and most of all, wonderful customers.
We hope you will visit one of our stores and enjoy some of our delicious baked goods. Remember, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand!