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By Carla Felton Snap Happy: Ginger Cookie Soothes in More Ways Than One After her sister died from Hodgkin’s disease and both her daughter and husband endured chemotherapy for cancer, Laura Stachler needed something to smile about. A year ago, she and her daughter, Susan, formed a company that gets smiles all around; Susansnaps, a gingersnap cookie that is enthusiastically snapped up by all who taste them, has also changed the lives of Laura, Susan, and numerous others. Susansnaps is a division of Laura’s Divine Desserts, a gourmet gift company run by Laura that previously focused on cake creations. Last year, she noticed that her gingersnap cookies, which she considered a small part of her company, were selling better than anything else. At the same time, she was looking for something uplifting to give hope to others coping with cancer. Between Susan and Laura, Susansnaps was created. “We wanted to put a smile back on people’s faces,” Susan says. “It’s fun to get a package when you are sick.” “Ginger is good for curing nausea and soothes the stomach,” Laura said. “It’s difficult to know what to give someone who is going through something so difficult, but everyone likes food.” The Stachlers donate a portion of all proceeds to cancer research to battle the disease that Laura’s sister, Susan’s namesake, died of. “It makes me feel good to know we are doing something good in her (Laura’s sister, Susan’s) honor,” Laura says. With her degree in communications and marketing from Auburn University, Susan, now 25, took charge of the product packaging while Laura streamlined the baking. The cookies are...
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