LeAnne Crabtree is the owner of LeAnne’s Old Fashion Cookies. She recently wrote a book, God Has a Sweet Tooth, about her journey to be known in the community as ‘The Cookie Lady.’

LeAnne Crabtree is known in the Brandon area and beyond as ‘The Cookie Lady.’ She is the owner of LeAnne’s Old Fashion Cookies, and her rise to the prestigious title as The Cookie Lady has been quite the journey.

As a finance major at the University of Central Florida, one of Crabtree’s required marketing projects was to plan and set up a business, keep accurate records and report any profits or losses her cookie business generated.

“My cookies were an instant hit with the college students, professors, neighbors and friends, who were anxious to buy all the cookies I could make,” Crabtree said. “My cookie business immediately made a profit, and the overwhelming demand for my cookies continued even after my professor gave me a C on the project. He emphatically stated, ‘People are becoming too health conscious and will no longer eat cookies; therefore, this business will not be a success.”

Ignoring her professor’s harsh criticism and the C on her project, Crabtree’s cookie business has continued to prosper for more than 25 years.

Crabtree had attended a few of business coach Steve Hooper’s events and decided to have Hooper coach her on making her thriving cookie business more successful.

“When Steve and I met, he told me one of the requirements for all his clients was that they had to write a book,” Crabtree said. “I told him, ‘I can’t write a book,’ and he said, ‘Yes you can.’”

Crabtree can now add ‘author,’ as she just released her book, God Has a Sweet Tooth.

“This book has been in the making for about three years,” Crabtree said. “This is a story of persistence and perseverance in the face of adversity. It’s a story of holding true to your faith no matter what may come your way and overcoming all obstacles on the journey to success.”

In God Has a Sweet Tooth, Crabtree tells the powerful stories of LeAnne’s Old Fashioned Cookies and the valuable lessons learned along the path to building an empire.

“This book will inspire you to fight for what you desire, love with all your heart and never give up on your dreams,” said Crabtree.

If you would like to learn more about LeAnne’s Old Fashion Cookies or if you’d like to purchase God Has a Sweet Tooth, you can visit her website at https://leannescookies.com/ or call 888-651-0045.

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Libby Hopkins
Libby Hopkins has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of USF with a degree in journalism. She has been a freelance writer for The Osprey Observer Newspaper since 2008. She also the Executive Director of Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association. She is a dog mom to her rescue dog, Marshall. She loves being a part of the Brandon Community and she loves sharing positive news about our community.