The Whole Crunchy Tale
THE WHOLE CRUNCH:
This is a story that has been told in Farmers Markets, Charity Events and Williams-Sonoma Stores that I had a pop-up in. (Thank you Short Hills, Upper Montclair and Bound Brook, I hope to be with you again soon).
When my friend Linda was having health issues, she was craving a crunchy cookie that would not interfere with her diet and taste good at the same time. I developed a recipe for Biscotti with a minimal amount of sugar that she called ‘her lifesaver’. Shortly after her healing, I hurt my back and could not stand for long periods of time, the Biscotti and other cookies became my therapy.
Friends and family became the recipients of my ‘physical cookie making therapy’. Biscotti by biscotti, cookie by cookie, friends and family loved what I was making. One day, I was cutting the Biscotti and there were lovely crumbs all over the cutting board. My friend Lisa asked for the chopped crumbs and nuts and put them in her yogurt.. VOILA! Save The Crumbs Cookie™ had a name!
Arlo, my beautiful Havanese was watching me test new flavor combinations and as I was talking to him asking what he thought about the Pistachio Mango Biscotti, I distinctly heard "What about ME?" He was right! Dogscotti™ (doggie biscotti) was born and he has been the lucky recipient of all my flavor combinations.
Pudge enjoying SquirrelScotti™
Today we put the crumbs in yogurt, ice cream, shakes, lattes and more!
Currently, Save The Crumbs Cookies is collecting non-perishable food for the Holy Trinity Food Bank, West Orange, NJ. If you would like to donate food, please email me or you can send a donation to: The Holy Trinity Food Bank: HTWO Food Pantry, 315 Main St, West Orange, NJ, 07052. ATTN: Cynthia Cumming. Thank you.
Save The Crumbs Cookies™ has donated to No Kid Hungry of Essex County, NJ, St Judes Children's Hospital, West Orange Animal Welfare League, Holy Trinity Food Bank (West Orange NJ) and more. A portion of all sales is donated to charity.
Many of the incredible photos on this site are Courtesy of
Casey Fatchett Photography Casey is a really good photographer, and Caroline (his wonderful wife) is an amazing baker... for real.