This week’s Meet a Mom is Kelli Threet, the mama owner of Stuffed Kookies! This local mom has always had a passion for baking and when she created the perfect stuffed cookie at home, she became inspired to create her own business – Stuffed Kookies. The name of her business says it all – her cookies are stuffed full of extra sweets inside! She currently has 6 stuffed cookie flavors with S’mores Delight being her most popular. This cookie has a chocolate chip graham cracker base, and it’s stuffed with a homemade marshmallow. You can find Kelli most weeks at the Main Street Market in Downtown Conroe – which is where I had the pleasure of meeting Kelli and trying her cookies for the first time. So, I can say from experience, that you have to have these cookies! Plus, Kelli offers local delivery! Make sure to follow @stuffed_kookies to see where you can find her at markets and to know when she releases new seasonal flavors.
Check out Kelli’s #meetamom interview below to learn more about the inspiration behind Stuffed Kookies, where her love for baking began, and all things mom life.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the North Houston area?
I’m originally from Cut – N – Shoot TX, a little town east of Conroe.
I moved closer to the city at the end of my highschool years. I’ve basically lived in the North Houston area all my life. 🙂
How many kiddos do you have and how old are they?
I have 1 kiddo. She is almost 8.
What are your favorite local things to do? (with kiddos or just for mom!)
Spending time in nature is my way to recharge, and to marvel over God’s creations. I really love spending time at the Jones State Forest with my family. My husband & I love vintage video games/arcades and getting a chance to hang out at The Game Preserve is always a fun outing. Some things I like to do with my daughter is taking her to the Public Library and Village Books followed by a refreshing treat afterwards.
As hard as it is to find the time, what’s something you do just for yourself?
My two solitary activities would be reading a book and watching reruns of Gilmore Girls. I probably do that habitually every night.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Despite my big sweet tooth I actually really enjoy eating nutritious meals!
What’s the best mom advice you have ever been given (or your own advice to mamas out there)?
The best advice I’ve ever received is just take one day at a time. My best advice for those out there is to try and have a set schedule but don’t get worried when things aren’t going as planned, just ride the wave!
Tell us about Stuffed Kookies! When did you start your business and what do you offer?
Stuffed Kookies was started in 2020, and as of right now we offer 6 cookies, and seasonal cookies too. Our most popular cookie is called S’mores Delight. This cookie has a chocolate chip graham cracker base, and it’s stuffed with a homemade marshmallow.
What was the inspiration behind starting Stuffed Kookies?
The inspiration behind cookies comes from my long time passion for baking. My biggest go-to thing to bake growing up was Chocolate Chip Cookies. Several years before stuffed kookies started, I had developed a large thick Chocolate Chip Cookie from playing around with my own recipes. I took one delectable bite, but felt like something was missing. Then the idea just spiriled from there on how to retain a thick cookie shape with fun treats inside.
What did you do before starting your own business (or still do if you still work outside of Stuffed Kookies)?
Before Stuffed Kookies, I had worked in Retail Management for over a decade. After that, I transitioned into the accounting field working in the Automotive Industry, and currently work as an Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper for a local Dent Repair company.
Have you always liked to bake? When did you make your first stuffed cookie and did you know you right away you had something special?
Oh yes, I absolutely love to bake! I love baking different types of sweet and savory breads, pies, and of course cookies. Anything I can get my hands on I love to experiment with baking.
My first stuffed cookie was in 2019. I had combined my two favorite flavors – chocolate & Oreos. The chocolate was really rich and flavorful and the oreos added a nice crunch!
What has been the most rewarding thing about your work?
The most rewarding thing is when I see returning customers coming back for more cookies, and new customers enjoying the concept of the cookies. It blows me away at how sweet people can be and that really makes my day!
How do you balance owning your business and being Mama?
I don’t know, it just happens! But seriously, I keep a calendar and to-do list and just get stuff down. Don’t worry, I still procrastinate like everyone else. 😉
What are your future plans and dreams for Stuffed Kookies?
It would be neat if we could acquire a commercial space to be able to ship our cookies. Under the current Cottage Laws for Texas shipping is prohibited from my home based kitchen. However, being able to bring more cookies to people across the states would be really neat!
Any events or deals North Houston moms can be on the lookout for?
We set up several Saturdays a month at the Main Street Market in Downtown Conroe.
Check our Facebook page, Instagram and Website for the most updated information on where we will be at!
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