Windermere 11-year-old Juliette Sioson plans to attend baking school someday.
First responders, teachers and town employees in Windermere have been the recipients of some sugary goodness in the last few months.
Juliette Sioson started her own cookie business, which she named One Smart Cookie, and family and friends are raving about her sweet treats. Many are ordering cookies to be delivered to officials as a way to say thank you.
The 11-year-old Windermere resident said she loves to bake and she loves putting a smile on people’s faces.
“I love making people happy and brightening their day, and then it brightens my day,” Juliette said. “I have an example: We went to Palmetto Elementary School in Orlando, and we delivered 23 dozen to the teachers and staff at Palmetto. And they were just super happy … which made me happy. And making me happy made the people who bought the cookies happy.”
For that delivery, Juliette put four cookies in each bag so everyone could have some. She delivered a box of school supplies as well.
Juliette started her baking business at the beginning of the summer. When she was deciding on a name, she thought of the nickname some of her teachers called her at Windermere Elementary School, and One Smart Cookie was born.
Folks with a sweet tooth can buy the regulars — chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter — or one of the occasional specials.
“Our special right now is Mc3=Y,” she said. “Minced Chocolate Chip Cookie Equals Yummy. It’s a chocolate chip meringue. It looks like a little scoop of ice cream.”
Other specials have included sugar cookies with red, white and blue star-shaped sprinkles for the Fourth of July, and white chocolate chip macadamia nut for National Hawaii Day.
She sells edible cookie dough for snack lovers who just want to pop a few cookies in the oven at a time.
Prices are $6 for a dozen of freshly baked cookies and $5 for one dozen scoops of the take-and-bake dough.
“You can refrigerate, and if you want a warm cookie you can pop it into the oven and have a warm cookie to brighten your day,” Juliette said.
Business is steady, she said, and she has received many orders for her to bake and deliver. She has visited several schools, including Windermere Elementary, where she passed out cookies to her former teachers. At Windermere Town Hall, Juliette was greeted with a sign on the door that read: “Will work for cookies.”
After the cookies were eaten, the town of Windermere wrote on its Facebook page: “Everyone loves cookies! Take it from us, these cookies are fantastic!”
Juliette said she’s saving the money she earns, maybe to put toward college or baking school. She currently is a sixth-grader at The First Academy.
To order some of Juliette’s cookies, visit her Instagram account, @onesmartcookiejuliette, or email her at [email protected].