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Small Business Snapshot: DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

Small Business Snapshot: DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections Credit: Kristen Tomlan

Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Kristen Tomlan, founder of DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections, a business founded in 2014 that creates safe-to-eat cookie dough treats, explains how this image represents her business.

Tomlan explains...

This photo represents my business because my business is about creating DŌlicious, cookie dough creations. We take that forbidden, nostalgic sweet treat and put a fun, safe-to-eat modern twist on it. Customers can eat their cookie dough exactly how they crave it — right out of the container, on top of their ice cream, or baked into a fresh, warm cookie. Each batch is made in small batches with quality ingredients and lots of love — the same way your grandma used to make it.

We offer close to 20 carefully designed, handcrafted flavors, so there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Plus, we have gluten free, and vegan options, so we’ve whipped up a little bit of sugary deliciousness that everyone can enjoy.

I started my business because I have a passion for baking and sharing my sweet creations with everyone possible. I’m a natural-born dessert-lover, a designer by trade, and an entrepreneur by happy accident.

The biggest challenge we face at DŌ is figuring out our expansion plan. We’re still new, small and scrappy, but the expansion options are plentiful — it’s just a matter of figuring it out, and that's the beauty of a start-up. And, despite being so new, DŌ was named "the next best thing in desserts" by Glamour, which is exciting!

Brittney Helmrich

Brittney M. Helmrich graduated from Drew University in 2012 with a B.A. in History and Creative Writing. She joined the Business News Daily team in 2014 after working as the editor-in-chief of an online college life and advice publication for two years. Follow Brittney on Twitter at @brittneyplz, or contact her by email.