Beets + Bats

Ever wonder how we decorate our cookies using only plant-based dyes? Making food coloring out of natural ingredients is a much healthier option than using chemical synthetic ones.  Chemical dyes have no nutritional value and maybe even be linked to specific allergies and hyperactivity.  So, if you take a look at our cute bat cookie (our  Facebook…

Fancypants + Community

Cookies ALWAYS make people smile. So every time we bake, we put a few extra in the oven so that we have enough to donate. There are so many people and organizations doing great things in their communities and we are lucky enough to work with some amazing ones in the Boston area. I’m very…

New Seasonal Cookies are Here!

New seasonal cookies are here!  We are excited to show you the newest additions to our crispy cookie line: Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Snickerdoodle and Peppermint Chocolate.  These have been in the works for months!! We decided to go for an entirely new look for the packaging design.  We wanted to emphasize the…

New! Club stores + fall cookies

Hey everyone! It’s been a very busy few months for everyone at Fancypants and we’re excited to finally be able to share some fun news: our award-winning chocolate chip Crunch cookies are now available at select Costco and Sam’s Club stores nationwide! Since the spring we’ve been working on developing family-sized bags of cookies, and…

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…