Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - Where You Can Find Some 'Frick'n Good Cookies'

Apr 1, 2021

A box of Frick'n Good Cookies
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Cookie lovers can find a unique cookie variety at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.  Called "Frick'n Good Cookies," they are named after the Frick family who went into business nearly a year ago making and selling cookies with a unique shape and flavor.

Lisa Barry talks with Mikayla Frick, who helped create the cookie company using her grandmother's secret recipe and technique.


Boxes of Frick'n Good Cookies
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Mikayla Frick recently graduated from college but was having a difficult time finding a job in the fashion industry (which was her major) at the start of the pandemic.  So. she started a cookie company based on the family name "Frick'n Good Cookies."

She and a few family members started baking and selling the cookies in May of 2020, and she says the company now has seven employees. 

Frick'n Good Cookies sign
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She describes the cookies as being close to a scone and says just one can be rather filling.  They come in several varieties, including classic chocolate chip, chocolate chip with a peanut butter filling, and oatmeal with butterscotch chips.

Frick'n Good Cookies Menu
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Chocolate Chip Cookie from Frick'n Good Cookies
Credit Mikayla Frick / Frick'n Good Cookies

Frick says they are continuing to expand and will soon be baking out of a new location in Ferndale.

Frick'n Good Cookies out of the oven.
Credit Mikayla Frick / Frick'n Good Cookies

She says they plan to sell their Frick'n Good Cookies at more than a dozen local farmers' markets beginning in the spring, including in Ann Arbor.  

Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie from Frick'n Good Cookies.
Credit Mikayla Frick / Frick'n Good Cookies
Mikayla Frick baking Frick'n Good Cookies.
Credit Mikayla Frick / Frick'n Good Cookies

They can also be ordered from their website and shipped to cookie lovers anywhere.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie from Frick'n Good Cookies.
Credit Mikayla Frick / Frick'n Good Cookies

You can also check out Frick'n Good Cookies on Facebook and Instagram.

  

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