Barbara remembers the sensory delight and excitement of helping her Mom and Nana (both also named Barbara) create home-made, hand pressed, hand-decorated cookies and then packaging them in gift tins for family and friends. Through the years, Barbara came to realize that Mom’s and Nana’s special little secrets for preparing dough and crafting butter cookies created a unique flavor and texture that still has not been duplicated commercially.
Combining her educational and professional marketing background with her love of baking, and to find a way to honor her Mom and wonderful family, Barbara embarked on this new business venture. Starting small, but thinking big, she created Barbara’s Cookie Pie Company. Barbara uses the same butter cookie dough that’s been passed through the generations in her family as the platform to build her unique Cookie Pies. Each pie is inspired by a family member or friend in her life.
After much planning and experimentation along with the generous help of guiding partners, family and friends. Barbara’s entrepreneurial dream has taken shape. It is with great pride, immeasurable love and great passion that she offers this collection of hand-crafted, simply scrumptious Original Cookie Pies.
Barbara’s mission is to commercialize without compromise the very same dough that her Nana and Mom made in their kitchens generations ago, and fuse this artisan dough with popular cookie and candy classic toppings to take cookies to a place they’ve never been.
Barbara has a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Queen’s College, City University of New York and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She had a successful career as a marketing professional for 30 years as well as invested thousands of baking hours before embarking on Barbara’s Cookie Pie entrepreneurial venture.
Barbara is President of Barbara's Cookie Pies, a Division of FACT Group LLC. She also holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer of FACT Group LLC.