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Chip, chip, hooray! National Cookie Day is Dec. 4—so we thought we’d put your knowledge to the test on these Raleigh cookie companies, bakeries and all the crumbs in between. Maybe grab a friend to chip in a few answers. Think you’re a smart cookie? Let’s bake it happen! 

1. Talk about a new chip on the old block. … Warm cookie delivery company Tiff’s Treats recently opened its doors in the Village District. Started by Tiffany Taylor and Leon Chen with only “$20, a cellphone and a dream,” this couple-run biz was born in which city?

a. Phoenix

b. Austin

c. Charlotte

d. Baltimore

2. Supporting local is pretty sweet. Oakwood Cookie Co. owner, mom and avid cookie decorator Taylor Whitworth has been in the cookie biz for how many years?

a. Two

b. Three

c. Four

d. Five

3. Cookies and milk? Name a better dessert duo—we’ll wait. Where did Captain Cookie and the Milkman owners Juliann and Kirk Francis meet as undergrads? 

a. UNC Chapel Hill

b. NC State

c. Appalachian State

d. Duke

4. “We’re all mad here…” Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop in Durham boasts a daylong brunch, lunch staples, cupcakes and cookies, natch. From which local farm does this community-focused cafe source ingredients?

a. Maple View Dairy Farms

b. Chapel Hill Creamery

c. Holly Grove Farm

d. All of the above

5. “Me want cookie!” What job did Southern Sugar Bakery creators/co-owners (and Meredith College grads!) have before operating their sweet shop full time?

a. High school counselors

b. Chefs

c. Baristas

d. Nurses

6. Cary-based Andia’s Ice Cream (opening a new location at Raleigh Iron Works in 2023!) is known for its enormous ’Grammable Monster Shakes—seriously, they’re insane. What’s the name of its loaded Oreo milkshake?

a. Just Dough It

b. Cookies and Dreams

c. Cookie Monster

d. Double Stuff

7. Consider your sweet tooth satiated. The family-owned and -operated Sweet Cherry Bakery offers custom-decorated cookies (plus cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats!) for sweets lovers throughout the Triangle. The bakery’s name came from which family member who baked a cherry cake each year? 

a. Mother

b. Grandmother

c. Great-grandmother

d. Grandfather

8. Sugar and Spice Kitchen owner Preeti Waas baked her way across the world—from India to our very own City of Oaks—and now dishes some of the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted. Waas’ other venture, Cheeni Indian Food Emporium, serves up these delectable cookies, plus tiffin, the Indian word for what?

a. Snacks

b. Cookies

c. Dessert

d. Tea

9. The bigger the cookie, the better. Raleigh-based The Cookie People serves up supersize cookies that are about as big as your head (!). Its popular oatmeal golden raisin cookie is made with honey from which
NC-based company?

a. The Carolina Bee Company

b. Bee Blessed Honey

c. Blue Ridge Honey Company

d. Killer Bees Honey 

Answers: 1. B; 2. D; 3. A; 4. D; 5. A; 6. D; 7. C; 8. A; 9. B

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