Flour Power is Sweet

Seniors Turn Assignment into Cookie Business
Posted on 11/03/2019
Heelan seniors Ellie Ernster and Molly O’Neill of Sioux City turned a class assignment into a fun and delicious part-time business.  

Last December Ellie and Molly received a Heelan Journalism class assignment to create a demonstration. They chose “how to bake and decorate cookies” and worked out of Ellie’s kitchen.

The seniors added their creative touches to sugar cookies and realized they could create a part-time business. They promoted their business on Facebook under “Flour Power” and orders started flowing.

“We never expected that something we started doing just for fun would become our job,” says Ellie. “It’s amazing how so many people have ordered from us and continue to do so.” 

“We didn’t expect to be good at it,” adds Molly.  “But we’re both a little artsy.” 

Last Christmas was crazy, Ellis says. Prom, too. They were up all night baking 17 dozen the day after Prom last spring.

They also bake cupcakes and brownies.

“Our most popular are definitely birthday cookies,” Ellie says “They’re always fun to make. We have also baked a lot of Heelan-themed cookies. Our friends and other parents seem to like our cookies and recommend them to people they know. We get a lot of orders this way. We are so thankful for their support.”

To see the variety of cookies the Heelan seniors offer, connect with them on their Facebook page, HERE