Tonya’s Cookies in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has announced that its signature Pecan Crisp Cookies are included in this year's Oprah’s Favorite Things Holiday Gift Guide, featured in the December 2021 issue of O Quarterly and online. The Oprah’s Favorite Things annual list is a holiday shopping guide that features the desserts, gadgets and products in home, fashion and beauty.
Tasting like pecan pie, Tonya’s Cookies Pecan Crisps have been a bestseller for the bakery and its owner Tonya Council.
“Growing up in my family’s restaurant business, I’ve always known I was meant to be involved with food,” says Council. “I originally made my Pecan Crisp Cookies as a tribute to my grandmother and her delicious pecan pie. It’s incredible to see them reaching such a wide audience, and I hope that my story inspires others to follow their own dreams.”
Tonya's Cookies will be available for purchase at the bakery’s website and in the Oprah’s Favorite Things storefront on Amazon or on the Amazon App on iOS and Android. Local shoppers can find them at the Sweet Tea & Cornbread shop or at the Tonya’s Cookies pop-up shop (opening Friday, November 19), both located at the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh.
“You won’t even know that these are gluten-free! Baker Tonya Council wanted GF cookies that tasted like her grandmother’s pie. The result: a sweet treat that’s rich while somehow staying very light,” Oprah Winfrey says on Oprah Daily.