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Tiffin man re-opens mother’s cookie business with plans for expansion




TIFFIN, OH ( News) — A local man has re-opened his mother’s bakery business after they were forced to close their doors in 2015.

Micah Kirchner used to love baking cookies with his grandmother, Marilyn Werling. Little did he know that decades down the road, it would turn into something much greater.

After years of people encouraging her to do so, in 2005 Cindy Kirchner, Micah’s mother, opened a home baked cookie business called Cookies by Cindy, LLC.

Kirchner’s business used the very same recipes that her mother passed onto them, the ones Micah used to make with his grandmother when he was younger.

Cindy Kirchner started out small, selling her cookies in a couple local gas stations. Then, in 2011, Micah decided he wanted to go into business with his mother. He expanded the business so that Cookies by Cindy could be found in 6 locations in the Tiffin area.

In 2015, Cookies by Cindy was closed. But now, 4 years later, Micah has not only opened the cookie business again, but he’s giving it a bit of a face lift and plans to expand it further.

Cindy & Micah Kirchner (Photo submitted)

The new business is called Miss Cindy’s Cookies Ltd. Originally, you could only find these cookies in Molyet’s Farm Market.

However, Kirchner has expanded the business again so you are now able to buy the cookies at Molyet’s, Shell Gas Station on SR 100, and Al’s Convenience Store (Marathon Gas) in the Westgate shopping area.

Micah says he likes to give back to the community, doing what he can for local charities. He has already donated to the Tiffin Annual Bar Crawl, and supplied the Seneca County United Way with about 20 dozen cookies to help with their annual Ladies Night.

According to Kirchner, he plans to expand the business into other retail locations in the area.

For more information, visit Miss Cindy’s Cookies on Facebook.

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