Family Focus: Local baker launches line of cookie dough after cookies go viral


Family Focus: Local baker launches line of cookie dough after cookies go viral

By: Lauren Coleman


Fox 13 Memphis 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - She’s called the “Cookieprenuer.” 

Memphis native Megan Mottley has a special talent when it comes to baking. 

Three years ago, the single mother was determined to send her daughter on a mission trip to Japan. 

After selling her made-from-scratch cookies as a fundraiser, she was able to surpass her daughter’s goal. 

“In less than eight weeks we raised over $5,000 when we only had two months to raise $3,500,” Mottley explained. 

Mottley’s cookies went viral on Facebook and social media. 

After a few successful fundraisers, her company Goodness Gracious Cookies was born. 

She sells more than 25 different flavors and has delivered cookies all over Memphis and the Mid-South. 

“So, I recently launched the frozen cookie dough where they can purchase that from the Curb Market at Crosstown Concourse and Philip Ashley Chocolates,” Mottley explained. 

Mottley spends 20-plus hours a week in the kitchen with anywhere from five to 10 orders a day. 

“Ultimately, I would love to continue baking,” she said. “I would love to have a food truck, so I can move around.” 

Mottley’s cookies are available for others to use for fundraising to support global mission and local causes. 

She is currently helping to fundraise a mission trip to Kenya and Belize.


  • 26 Apr 2019 Joyce Kyles

    I am so very proud of you. You have a great product and I love how you’ve extended your product brand to include specialty cookies, frozen cookie dough and milk! My husband and I are huge fans of the classic chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, respectively. Keep shining!

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