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Mom’s Cookie Bar A sweet new addition to Doylestown

DOYLESTOWN, PA – A sweet new addition has arrived in downtown Doylestown bringing
with it a delicious taste of homemade and chocolate milk on tap.

Mom’s Cookie Bar, which officially opened on July 19 after a soft opening last week, is located inside the historic Hart Bank building on North Main Street, where Mom makes her delicious cookie bars at the interior.

In the days leading up to the opening, Patch spoke with “Mom,” the face behind Mom’s Cookie Bar, which will celebrate its grand opening on July 30.

“Mom” is none other than Lindsay Baker, a Central Bucks West graduate and mother of three who attends the Central Bucks School District.

“All I ever wanted to do was bake cookies because that’s what makes me happy,” Baker said.

Baker has literally been named after him since growing up in Doylestown, where his mother taught him how to bake his first batches of cookies.

Luckily for Doylestown, “Mom” continued to cook, mostly for friends and relatives who encouraged her to share her gift with the greater community.

“People have been telling me for years that I should sell my cookies,” she said. “So I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to sell cookie bars and make the store look like a bar,'” she said.

She also found the perfect location for her business – the historic Hart Bank building she remembers as a child in Doylestown.

“I’m really excited to bring this building back,” she said. “It means so much to me to open up in a city that has meant so much to me. I also wanted a place where everyone felt welcome and like you came home and had a cookie and an ice cream and hang out.”

Since purchasing the building earlier this year, “Maman” has been keeping followers up to date on its progress on its Facebook page by posting photos of the new coats of paint, new furniture, upgraded outdoor patio and its crowded opening days.

“It wasn’t that long, but it felt like a long journey was opening up,” she said.

Now, after a soft opening, which saw throngs of people lining up for her homemade batches of freshly baked cookie bars, mom is spreading her homemade goodness to the masses.

Mom’s Cookie Bar offers over 65 different flavors of home-made stuffed and regular cookie bars that she will alternate throughout the year.

“We also have a draft system that we developed so that we have chocolate milk on tap. We also have nitro cold brew coffee from ‘Backyard Beans’, a local brewer in Lansdale. And we make our own homemade sodas. We have root and orange beer on tap right now.”

Plus, Mom’s serves homemade soft serve ice cream featuring vanilla and a featured flavor of the week.

“With this, we make milkshakes and Avalanches, which are a bit like a Blizzard, which can be customized with various candies. I also cut cookie bars that can be added to Avalanches or mixed into milkshakes. shakes, which really taste awesome.”

For the most part, Mom said it was all all natural and chemical free. There are no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

“It’s just something I did for my family and our food at home,” mom said.

In addition to sweetening the town, she also hopes that everyone will leave with a delicious memory.

“I’ve always loved baking and I love seeing people smile after trying something I’ve made,” mom says. “I’ve often been asked what my secret ingredient is and the answer is always ‘it was baked with love’.

Richard Dement

The author Richard Dement