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Cookiemaker, Chocolatier

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Welcome to The Good Cookie!  


Fun fact...I practiced law for almost 20 years, and am a certified yoga teacher, but the dream of building something sweet on my own while having my family by my side has been pulling on me for a long, long time. 


I learned from my mom that baking comes from the heart. As a child, baking was our way of bonding as a family and making meaningful memories that tasted delicious. After starting a family of my own, I wanted my kitchen to be filled with the same lessons and love. 


It wasn’t all chocolate chip kisses at first. There were some legitimate disasters when perfecting my recipes - messy, yet beautiful disasters. For the first time, in a long time, I felt challenged and excited to start my days off in the kitchen. I had finally found my joy. I was free to express myself, create something new and spread a little sweetness to the ones I love the most. 


The Good Cookie was born! My mission was simple: to create the best-tasting sweets in Grand Rapids using the best ingredients with the hardest working assistant (my daughter, Amelia) by my side. Come taste my creations, always made from the heart - that's my promise to you.

Life is what you bake of it; let’s make something sweet.


 - Ali 

This good cookie is enjoying a Chocolate
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