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Sweetness Sugar Cookies

The cookie as a work of art with Sweetness Sugar Cookies Ltd.

Sweetness Sugar Cookies Ltd. is an Edmonton based, online bakery specializing in sugar cookies you can actually colour with edible ink markers. All their products are baked fresh, from scratch, with quality ingredients.

Learn about the project below.

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Project Essentials

  • Principal Investigators: Candace Rambert
  • Co-Investigator: Patricia Rock
  • Years Active: 2022
  • Research Area: Food & Beverage

The Challenge

Sweetness Sugar Cookies Ltd. is an Edmonton-based company that produces sugar cookie kits that can be coloured in with edible markers. Currently, Sweetness Sugar Cookies sell their products through nearly 400 stores including Sobey’s, Safeway, Independent Grocers, Chapters/Indigo and many boutiques. They approached the Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) at George Brown College to make changes to their product formulations, improve their shelf life, and develop new products.

The GBC Solution

The research team was made up of Candace Rambert and culinary arts faculty Patricia Rock as Co-Investigator. They set out to optimize Sweetness Sugar Cookies product and their line extension, along with a formulation that may help in further cost optimization during their production. The FIRSt research team also developed a new chocolate cookie with icing, along with a new funfetti cookie with icing. These cookies were also be tested in a two-bite, no icing format with the same formulations.

The Result

The delicious results have armed Sweetness Sugar Cookies with new exciting products to support their company. As an online-only business with no traditional storefront, Sweetness is hoping to pursue distribution in the United States and the results of this project is a step in that direction. The next step for the company will be a shelf life extension to support launching the new products.