The Sunday Paper (2007)

by Suzanne Wright It’s a Snap! Mother-Daughter Team Bakes Cookies to Fight Cancer Laura Stachler and her daughter Susan are the team behind Susansnaps, which markets gourmet gingersnap cookies as the perfect gift for patients and families of those battling cancer—as well as for birthdays and other occasions. Laura Stachler, whose gourmet specialty shop Laura’s Divine Desserts produces up to 15,000 of the cookies per week, talked with The Sunday Paper about how Susansnaps came to be. Q Susansnaps is a sweet ending to a tough situation. A In 2004, we were hit with back-to-back cancer diagnoses for my daughter and my husband. How devastating. My family’s everything—Ken and my four darling children. Everything basically came to a dead stop. Chemotherapy is very grueling. What kind of cancer did Susan have? Hodgkin’s. What is so extraordinary is that Susan, who is named for my sister Sue, who died of cancer, shared the same cancer and the same name. They were even the same age. That is just spooky. They even underwent the same treatment. But Susan had a happy outcome. Both she and Ken are doing well. So how was Susansnaps born out of that experience? [In the hospital] we saw a lot of lonely people with a lot of weight on their shoulders. We wanted to do something to put a smile on their faces. So we started baking gingersnaps and Susan passed them out to people. That’s how we ended up with this fantastic little cookie! People loved having something delicious, receiving a little gift. Pretty soon people were craving them. They’re delicious; I love the retro...
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