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Cookie outrage update and need help with a “business” name

December 4, 2018

I finally got my $40! After the woman promised she would get the money to me, she did not. I sent a follow-up FB message; she ignored it. I waited 10 days, then sent her a message informing her I was taking her to small claims court, which would then result in her taking off work, and paying my court costs of $70. She answered, stating her phone had been broken, and she would get the money to me after she got paid. My DIL saw her at a sports game, sent her a confrontational text, and voila...I got my cash.

So, now I can move on. I need help coming up with a name for my cookie making—it’s not really a business—I just want to look more professional. There’s some really creative people here, and I am not. I don’t want my name in it, but rather need something memorable. I came up with a couple involving pets, but that sounds like I am selling dog biscuits. Any ideas?

Comments (55)
  • beaglesdoitbetter

    Cookies for a Cause

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  • Bestyears

    Cookie Dreams

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  • deeinohio

    Ooh, Beagles and Bestyears, I like both of those. Jesterrilynn, you are always so witty. I laughed out loud, three times.

  • Mimou-GW

    FourFoot Cookies, they mutts be good! (groan)

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  • martinca_gw sunset zone 24

    Cookies 4 Critters

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  • Lucille

    If you are planning an ongoing exchange of cookies for money it IS a business. Your state and the IRS may have rules. The sale of foods is regulated and the liability is substantial in some instances.

    This is not meant to discourage you, I think it is wise to go into new ventures prepared.

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  • arcy_gw

    Good warning Lucille, given the mess this one transaction turned into--I think caution would be wise.

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  • Annie Deighnaugh

    Cookie Spaniel

    Grandmutter's Cookies

    Shelter Cookies

    Waif-er Cookies

    Care Cookies

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  • deeinohio

    Wonderful ideas! Lucille, we have a cottage law for baked goods in Ohio. I’ve already talked to the Health department, which helped me write the label I put on every cookie. More gardenweb wit, Mimou! And, Annie, you are very creative.

  • bpath Oh Sophie

    I'm not creative enough to come up with such great names, but some of them sound to me like they are cookies for the dog, not for the humans, know what I mean? I'm not sure how to clarify that in a clever way.

  • Yayagal

    Clever cookies

  • diane_nj 6b/7a

    Maybe something to tie into your local area, or a local landmark?

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  • Lucille

    Dee's Dulces

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  • mama goose_gw zn6OH

    'Dee's Decorated Cookies' would give them an idea upfront as to what they're getting--unless you also sell run-of-the-mill chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, etc.

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  • justerrilynn

    Maybe you could think of what you want your logo to look like and pick a name that fits the big picture. Do you want cutesy, sophisticated, all business, campy or ?

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  • yeonassky

    Sweet star cookies

    Deelightful cookies

    I like Dee's decorated cookies. Which had me thinking about Deelightful cookies.

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  • justerrilynn

    I like a combo of the above.

    Clever Cookies 4 Cause

    It's easy to remember.

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  • LynnNM

    Having read through all of the above list, I agree that, while funny and clever, many suggestions make it sound like these are cookies for dogs, and not humans. And, although I don't want to make myself sound like some hyper, cleanliness freak, human cookies with a reference to dogs in the name, and made by a person in their home can, to some people, immediately bring to mind a kitchen full of dogs and dog hair in the cookies. Of course, that's so not the case with you, Dee, but not everyone thinking about buying your cookies may know you personally.

    It's only my opinion, but I think it's very important to keep the canine part of it out of your name. Your cookies are beautifully decorated, they're not cheap, they're ( I'm sure) delicious, AND with the profits going to a good cause. I would focus on that, and not dogs, for a name.

    As such, I think that Beagle's "Cookies for a Cause" is perfect. It's catchy, simple, easy to remember, and the "for a cause" immediately catches your interest in a positive, warm, fuzzy way.

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  • maddielee

    I would pick a name that does not reference that you are donating the income, or fund raising at all.

    In a year, your cookies may become so in demand that your business expands to the point that you need to hire help to supply cookies to all your customers. You need a name that will always identify your brand, no matter how big (or small) your business becomes.

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  • nannygoat18

    "The Sweet Spot" says it all.

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  • deeinohio

    Oh, maddielee, what a future you have planned for me! My goal is do do just enough business in a year to be able to donate a few thousand. Since I’m retired, I don’t really want a full-time gig, but there ‘s only so many cookies family can eat. I love that name, nanny,but is it a bit...suggestive?

  • jojoco

    I'm thinking you might want to appeal to those with deep pocketbooks that are swayed by fancier names. Maybe include the word "Artisan" in it? As in "Handmade artisan cookies by Dee" or a tag line could be "One-of-a-kind Artisan cookies. "

    That being said, I do like "The Sweet Spot".

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  • Oakley

    I'd keep it simple. "Cookies by Dee."

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  • neetsiepie

    Can't help you out with a catchy name, but I do want to express how flabbergasted I am that she tried to stiff you 40 bucks! To have to threaten small claims over $40 is insane. Especially when you consider all the work you put in to those gorgeous treats to begin with.

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  • nannygoat18

    I must be missing something....never crossed my mind that "Sweet Spot" was prurient. I use it to describe "an optimum point or combination of factors or qualities."

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  • mdln

    Le Kooke

    The Cookie Cutter

    Just Cookies

    Cookies 4U

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  • Bluebell66

    I like Cookies by Dee. It’s to the point without trying too hard.

    For me, “sweet spot” has always been the place on my tennis racket where I want the ball to hit. ;)

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  • deeinohio

    I’ve been wearing ”The Sweet Spot” for a day, and I like how it feels. But, Milner, “The Cookie Cutter” is pretty great, too. Lucille, thanks for that link. I had thought of “The Sugared Cookie” earlier, but a google search showed a tattoo artist with that name. Neetsie, some may think me petty for pursuing that $40, but I put 3 days of work into that woman’s very specific order. Had she bought a used bike from me and stiffed me, I would have just moved on. But, she stole my time.

  • Annette Holbrook(z6b-7a)

    Lol, one of my best friends just became the National sales rep for a natural beauty product line. One of the products are these feminine wipes.

    As an aside, I have done a lot of research regarding naming a business, creating logos and tag lines. Don’t use your location in the name, it can limit your customers, and is problematic if you ever move (you do use locale in the name if the locale is part of the product, like spring water for example). Make the “Cookies for a Cause” your tagline, it’s perfect. Plus the repeat of the “C” sound is catchy. As your cookies are decorated, maybe an artistic description.

    The Artful Cookie or

    The Artful Baker

    Colorfun Cookies

    The Creative Cookie

    Cookie Creations

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  • deeinohio

    Some great ideas, Annette! i especially like Colorfun cookies. Thank you.

  • justerrilynn

    How about ...

    Coolidge• Cookies

    Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was a famous painter of dogs doing everyday people things. Coolidge sounds cool and artsy .https://www.dogsplayingpoker.org/gallery/coolidge/

    And, it brings with it some fun possibilities for your logo.

  • Sheeisback

    These are all really good.

    I really like Colorfun Cookies too.

  • LynnNM

    ROFL! I think I’ve been paying too much attention to tv ads lately because “Colofun” immediately brought to mind something to take to clean/flush out your colon . . . and have fun doing it? (LOL) Hmmmm, back away from the tv, Lynn!

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  • westsider40

    Cookie love or cookie cookie.

  • nannygoat18

    Dee, "some may think me petty for pursuing that $40."

    It's not the money, it's the principle and I think you were entirely justified.

    I had never heard of the "sweet spot" until a stranger observing my then one-year daughter said, "Enjoy this age, it's the sweet spot until she turns two!" Very prophetic too!

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  • Allison0704

    Sweet Spot also refers to any part of the body that "responds pleasurably to a caress or touch." Might want to rethink that one!

    The Artful Baker is nice, but add to it - The Artful Cookie Baker. Good luck with your venture.

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  • deeinohio

    I knew you all were creative. But, I am fickle. Now I’m loving Cookie Cookie.

  • yeonassky

    Smart Cookie. Although I do like cookie cookie a lot

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  • schoolhouse_gw

    I hope she doesn't cause bad PR for you and your cookies for a cause.

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  • bpath Oh Sophie

    Ooh, Cookie Cookie! Liking that!

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  • terezosa / terriks

    How about Dee's Delights? A name without Cookie in it would allow you to branch out into other baked goods.

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  • deeinohio

    Thank you everyone for wonderful ideas. I am leaning toward Cookie Cookie because it feels like “me“. A close second is Colorfun, which is close to my original thought, The Tinted Cookie, which was given thumbs down by DD, who said it sounded like the dough was tinted. Terriks, it is unlikely I’ll branch out; I’m not usually that interested in baking. I knew you all would not let me down!

  • jellytoast

    Is it supposed to sound like Kooky Cookie ... ?

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  • terezosa / terriks

    I like Cookie Cookie too. Have you thought about Cookie! Cookie!?

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  • mdln

    cOOkie, cOOkie.

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  • bpath Oh Sophie

    When I read "Tinted Cookie", I worried that a bad batch would become "Tainted Cookie".

    wow, now I'm craving a cookie.

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  • lukkiirish

    I think everything about your cookies as well as your motivations for making them shows a lot of heart so I like these names. I wanted to use a prettier font and heart, but I couldn’t do it on my ipad. (Giving heart or All heart Cookies)

    Giving ❤️ Cookies

    ALL ❤️ Cookies

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  • deeinohio

    Thank you, luckKi. I like Giving Cookies.

  • petalique

    Sweet Bites Artisan Cookies

    (for humans who support pet shelter -- or whatever it is)

    Stylized dogs and cats (on logo or tag)

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