All About Me

This is me!

Hi everyone and welcome to SmartCookieSam! I’m in my late forties and married to Mr S and have two grown up children and our gorgeous black Labrador. We live in the picturesque Vale of York near Knaresborough and Boroughbridge.

On top of all my baking for SmartCookieSam and my blogging, I now work part time in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant.

Baking is my way of de-stressing as well as a way of showing creativity. One of my first memories as a child was of baking gingerbread men with my mum, covered in flour and stood up on a chair so I could reach the worktop. The smell of gingerbread men baking still is one of my favourite aromas today! I got back into baking when my children were little, it gave me back the confidence I lost when I gave up work to have babies! When I’ve baked something no matter what I’ve done that day, I feel as if I’ve achieved something.

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We sell our delicious, mouthwatering cookies and traybakes online for local delivery and via post. To order, this can be done via our Facebook page or via email. We also can bake cupcakes and afternoon teas for local pickup and delivery within the YO26/ YO51/ YO61 and HG5 postcode areas.

SmartCookieSam loves trying out new products and reviewing recipe books. If you have any baking or foodie related product you would like us to review, then I would be only to happy to help and support you.

Teaching others to bake and cook is a huge passion of mine. A few years ago I ran a hugely successful cookery club at the school where I used to work. I also held a couple of cake decorating demos which were tremendous fun. Look out for some Facebook or Instagram Live videos coming soon!

My SmartCookieSam blog is also on here to show some of the bakes I’ve attempted over the past few years and to share some of my favourite recipes with you. Not everything comes out perfect, but heigh ho: that’s life!

Baking cakes for friends and family gives me a lot of pleasure.
ing cakes for friends and family gives me a lot of pleasure.

Just remember- Cake Makes The World Go Round!

Sam xx

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