Custom Cookies, Cookie Card Business Coming to Sioux Falls
Engineer by day, cookie decorator by night, Logan Gran brings her custom cookie skills to Sioux Falls.
Gran owns and operates One Smart Cookie, a cookie decorating business, out of her home as a side business while working full-time for the Department of Transportation.
Baking is something she has always loved since growing up with her aunt and younger sister. The holidays have always been the busiest time, and now Gran makes personalized cookies for every occasion.
The 26-year-old grew up in Chamberlain, South Dakota, and just moved from Pierre to Sioux Falls with her husband and their two children, Paxton (5) and Knox (1).
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The move to Sioux Falls was prompted by a desire to be closer to the families of Gran and her husband. One of Gran’s sisters even owns the Sinless Sweets bakery in town, and another owns the shop in Chelsea.
“It’ll be a good place to be,” Gran said.
Gran had her daughter, Paxton, while she was in college. She said it was a lot of juggling school and raising a baby, and after graduating and finding a job she said she was “looking more for an artistic outlet”.
“Pastry, in general, is kind of like my therapy,” she said. “It’s very calming.”
Using her aunt’s sugar cookie recipe, Gran started making and decorating cookies and bringing them to work. Before long, people wanted to buy her cookies, and in 2019 Gran officially launched her business.
She also sells decorated cookie cards for holidays and events. The individually wrapped cookies attach directly to the card, making them an easy gift or giveaway, Gran said.
“I just like to bring joy to people and give them an edible art form. Being part of people’s special occasions means a lot to me.
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Once Gran completes her Engineering Principles and Practice exam this fall, she wants to start teaching cookie decorating classes. She said she would likely rent a facility or use her sister’s new storefront for classes, which she hopes to start teaching by the end of the year.
“I like to share my talent with others and bring a little joy into other people’s lives,” Gran said. “Who knows? Maybe I can even inspire someone else to start their own business.