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Monday, January 14, 2008

Chrysalis Dairy-Free Wheat-Free Cookies

Biochemist Linda Hardin, like many other mothers, needed to learn how to make wheat-free and dairy-free cookies for her children who had food allergies.

Unlike most she's trying to turn them into a business. She's just started an online store at, although redirects you to the same place.

To be precise, she doesn't sell cookies, she sells frozen cookie dough that you bake yourself. This allows her to use a commercial supplier to cut costs.

She's selling five varieties of cookies - Unbelievable Chocolate Chip, Old Fashioned Molasses, Very Vanilla Sugar, Granny's Chocolate Crinkles, and Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal - in batches of 3 dozen pre-portioned frozen dough pieces. The site doesn't technically go live until Jan. 28, but you get $3.00 off the normal $25.99 cost.

You can read more about Hardin in this article by Meg Dedolph in the Naperville Sun.

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Kate Erdmann said...

I just tasted Linda's cookies.

Oh my, where's the milk! Some of the best tasting cookies out there! I highly recommend them to everyone, no allergies required. Job well done.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Linda Hardin has decided to "market" her cookies by pretending to be a thrilled customer who "found" the cookies and posting about them on the internet:

I don't care how good they are. I don't buy products from people who act so unethically.