The sweet and delectable cookies that have won the hearts of Lafayette, Louisiana residents are now making their way to Baton Rouge!

Caroline's Cookies, the beloved locally-owned cookie shop, has just made an exciting announcement that it will be opening a second brick-and-mortar location in Baton Rouge, spreading its gooey goodness to a new city.

Caroline Merryman, the young mastermind behind Caroline's Cookies, has come a long way from selling her hand-made, seasonal, and thick & gooey cookies through DMs on her @eat_carolinescookies Instagram account.

Her passion for baking was ignited at the tender age of 8, teaching herself how to make cakes and cupcakes. However, it was during the challenging days of the COVID lockdown that she found solace and inspiration in baking cookies, delivering them to friends and loved ones to brighten their days.

What began as a fun and creative endeavor soon turned into a full-fledged business when demand for her delectable cookies soared. Caroline started selling her treats at farmer's markets and pop-ups, and as her popularity continued to rise, she expanded her reach through online orders. Finally, on August 14, 2021, Caroline’s Cookies achieved a milestone by opening its first brick-and-mortar store in Lafayette, LA, located in the Parc Lafayette shopping center at Kaliste Saloom and Camellia Blvd.

Caroline's Cookies
Caroline's Cookies

The overwhelming support from customers since the Lafayette store's inception led to exponential growth. The Caroline's Cookies team tripled in size, and not one but two additional kitchens were established to meet the ever-increasing demand. Customers lined up daily around the building, and the cookies would often sell out before the day's end. This incredible success has prompted Caroline Merryman to embark on a new chapter by expanding her beloved cookie empire to Baton Rouge.

What makes Caroline’s Cookies truly special is its commitment to creativity and customer appreciation. The shop offers four staple flavors that are always available, along with two special monthly flavors that change regularly. The recent introduction of cookie cakes, catering, and delivery services has further elevated the cookie experience for customers.

Caroline Merryman treats every day as if it were the first day she opened her store, always expressing gratitude and showing appreciation to her loyal customers. Her team's dedication to consistently come up with "the next fun thing to do" keeps the experience exciting and fresh. Whether it's innovative monthly flavors, themed events, social media giveaways, or collaborations with local businesses, Caroline’s Cookies continues to delight its customers and community.

In this case, that "next fun thing" is an entirely new location in an entirely new market.

With a countdown on the @eat_carolinescookies Instagram page for the past week, the anticipation has been building up. Now, the secret is out, and the team in Baton Rouge is ready to get to work. While the official opening date is yet to be announced, residents can expect to enjoy the mouthwatering cookies within the next 3-6 months depending on construction.

Caroline invites everyone to join the journey of Caroline’s Cookies in Baton Rouge by following the new location's official Instagram account, @eat_carolinescookiesbr. Through this platform, Caroline and her team will gradually unveil exciting details about the Baton Rouge store.

As the aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air, Baton Rouge residents can soon savor the delightful experience that Caroline’s Cookies promises to bring to their community. With passion, creativity, and a dash of gooey goodness, Caroline Merryman's dream is set to become another heartwarming reality as Caroline’s Cookies opens its doors in Baton Rouge.

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