Fancypants Mid-Year Round Up

Hello + Happy Summer! The first half of 2017 has been our busiest yet and I wanted to do a re-cap here to share what we’ve been up to.  I know lots of you follow along with what we’re up to on social (which we love!) but sometimes those are just little snaps and there’s…

Cookies + Kale: Unlikely Partners

Cookies and kale may seem like an unlikely pair, but for us, they are perfectly matched. Every time we decorate cookies and use the color green we are actually dying our icing with kale!  This vibrant leafy green offers so much nutritional value, it’s hard to believe that so much goodness can be crammed into…

Crunch cookie + whipped cream sandwiches

Every time the weekend rolls around and I’m heading to friends houses, I grab a few bags of our Crunch cookies (or the club-sized containers that we sell at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs) to bring along.  Sometimes (if I’ve actually planned ahead) I have some of our cute decorated ones, too.  Grabbing bags is quick and easy, but…

Hand-decorated cookies: behind the scenes

When I’m at speaking events, or meeting new customers at tradeshows, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is about our decorated cookies.  “Do you really make these by hand?”  They ask incredulously, turning and flipping one of our cookies in their hand, inspecting each line, dot and squiggle of royal icing.  Yes, I always…

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in New England — and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of all the action! Maura Duggan and Justin Housman, co-owners of Fancypants Baking Co. were just announced as semifinalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 New England Awards program. As…

Banana Cream Pie with Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crunch Cookies

Brown Sugar oatmeal cookies are among my very favorite of all the cookie flavors we bake. They’re light, yet still have a rich buttery and oat flavor that satisfies my sweet-tooth but is not overly sweet. So imagine how excited I was when my friend LaRae decided to use them as part of one her…

Nature provides the color: make your own Easter egg dyes

One of my favorite things about Easter is decorating eggs.  Because all of us at Fancypants are huge fans of natural food dyes, I wanted to share a recipe that you can use to make your own dyes at home for the holiday.  It’s straight-forward (always a plus when there are so many other things…

Easter + Food Allergies + Travel

As Easter approaches in just a few weeks, chocolate bunnies, colorful eggs, and overstuffed baskets spring up everywhere.   We’re doing our part to prep, too — busily baking and decorating thousands of our chick, egg, carrot and bunny cookies. For many people (me included) Easter is a favorite holiday.  It’s just FUN. Kids race around…

New distribution for Crunch cookies

Hey everyone! I’m excited to update you with lots of new store locations where you can find our Crunch cookies.  We’re rapidly expanding our cookie distribution and we want to be sure to share the fun news. First up, Fairway Markets in NYC. Fairway has 14 stores, many of them in the Manhattan area of…

Come see what’s new

I’m excited about soooo many new initiatives that we have for 2017.  The first two are our new blog and website — welcome!  Designing these has been something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time (like 3 years), so I’m super excited to knock them off our list early in the year. We…

Limited Edition: Irish Cream Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day

Is there anything better than cookies?  Usually, I’d say no.  But, when March rolls around and St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, we start baking our Irish Cream Crunch cookies.  That means we’re whipping up batch after batch of boozy cookies!  The cookies still have our signature crispy, buttery texture and taste, but they also have…

Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cups

Fall is by far my favorite season.  There’s so much to do;  whether it’s taking a drive and finding a new place hike, enjoying some weekend football tailgating or sipping hot coffee while browsing at a farmer’s market, I love the feeling of that crispy fall air.  Of course, it’s also the perfect weather to…