RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — In the early hours of the morning, Lauri Torres and her son, Christian Torres, can be found in their kitchen, preparing cookie orders for their new business: Christian’s Cookie House.
“All you have to do is message me your order and I’ll get right on it,” said Torres’ son Christian.
Despite forming their business during atypical times, the duo has received multiple orders from friends and family.
“During the COVID there wasn’t much we could do. We were all quarantined and I was always baking cookies. I started thinking, ‘Christian instead of sitting there eating the cookies, why don’t you help me make them,’” said Torres.
Using unconventional ingredients like Scooby-Snack graham crackers and marshmallows, Torres and her son have caught the attention of many people online.
“We put anything we want on it,” said Christian as he describes the cookies he bakes.
But to Torres, this business was more than just a side hustle.
“My son is on the autism spectrum, he’s overcome a lot of barriers and I just figured getting him out there will help him improve some of the social skills,” said Torres.
Christian has taken on his new endeavor with enthusiasm. He Frequently appears on their business social media page as he presents his latest creations.
Torres is excited to see Christian learning new skills.
“We never want to force Christian to do anything.”
Christian said he has been overwhelmed by the amount of orders but is excited about the success of the business.
If you would like to order cookies, you can order them from Christian’s Cookie House Facebook page