Expert cookie baker and entrepreneur Courtney Cowan knows cookies are special-occasion desserts. Since 2013, Milk Jar Cookies has been L.A.’s favorite way to soothe a bad day, extend a great date, thank a helpful neighbor, or just grab a little sweet treat. Thousands of Instagram followers, regular placement on nationwide “Best Cookie” lists, and an exclusive partnership with Williams Sonoma make Milk Jar Cookies a trusted name in homemade comfort.
The Bakebook’s cookie recipes include all of Milk Jar’s specialty flavors, plus gluten-free variations, as well as easy recipes for homey cakes and pies; satisfying breakfast goodies; and impressive no-bake treats.
Courtney proves to be the home baker’s new best friend in the kitchen, with indispensable pro tips on baking technique and specialty ingredients and custom QR codes embedded throughout the book that take the reader to Milk Jar’s curated Spotify playlists for the perfect soundtrack to any sweet gathering.
Milk Jar Cookies owner and founder Courtney Cowan earned her baking stripes in her mother’s kitchen sneaking spoonfuls of cookie dough before making her name in Los Angeles and starting a made-to-order cookie business out of her studio apartment.
The first Milk Jar Cookies shop opened in 2013 and became an instant hit with finicky L.A. locals and the food media alike, appearing in Oprah Magazine’s Holiday 2017 issue, on the Today Show, and being named a “top gift for foodies” by Real Simple.
Courtney’s own story has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Create & Cultivate’s Top 100.