WICHITA — Sonya Nicholson started making cookies out of her home as a part-time business eight years ago.
Then, after losing her job in August, she held an October cookie sale to keep from being evicted.
Now, she wants to open Sonya’s Good Ole’ Cookies across from the Riverside Perk.
The October sale is part of what’s motivating her.
“The community support was just awesome. It just made me feel really good.”
Nicholson is looking to the community again to raise enough money to open the business.
She’s selling cookie club memberships, which offer one of eight kinds of cookies over three-, six- or 12-month intervals. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
“I’m on a cookie campaign,” Nicholson says. “I’m just trying to stay self-sufficient.”
All of Nicholson’s recipes are originals, she says.
Her best seller is the Big O, a cream cheese, chocolate chip cookie with toffee bits that got its name because tasters call it “oh so good.”