Kathleen King began her professional baking career at age 11, selling her chocolate chip cookies from a card table on her parent’s farm. By the time she was 21, she had her own bake shop in Southampton, New York. Kathleen’s focus is on traditional American desserts using recipes with natural ingredients. Her bake shop, named for her father, is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Kathleen not only shares her baked goodies, but recipes in her cookbook, Baking for Friends.
So right about now, you are saying “what about the cookies?” In a word, delicious! I admit that I’m a soft, chewy cookie fan. Yet, Kathleen won me over with crisp, very thin cookies. They really do melt in your mouth. They are buttery rich, with loads of white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts throughout. I had to try a couple, just to be absolutely sure that first wonderful cookie wasn’t an isolated case. I may keep testing…there are still cookies in the package!
Tate’s Bake Shop has a very user-friendly website where you can order goodies by flavor, by product, by occasion or by price. Not only can you order cookies, but also pies, breakfast breads and bar cookies. There is also a selection of gluten-free treats. Be sure to check out the beautiful holiday gift packages! While we might not be able to get to Southampton to visit Tate’s quaint bakery, we can certainly enjoy the bounty of Kathleen King’s baked goods.