Chamber Member of the Week: Molly’s Mixins

March 14, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated March 13, 2022 | 10:11 pm

Molly’s Mixins – a local gourmet bakery specializing in mega cookies and more – is just a few short days from celebrating its two-year anniversary. Molly Higgins was in the midst of finishing up an internship for her dietetics program at Western Kentucky University when she decided to shift her mindset to baking. 

One simple Facebook post propelled Higgins into a life of cookies. She went from baking in her apartment kitchen in Bowling Green to moving home and finding a small kitchen before transitioning into her current location in the basement of Thee Heirloom on Frederica Street. 

“With a single post of cookies on Facebook, I was able to create a ‘monster,’” Higgins said. “It was never a dream to own a business; I just started baking one day, and with a little push and shove from my family, I turned my favorite hobby into a full-time career.”

Higgins passed her boards to become a registered dietitian after moving back to her hometown, with modest expectations for her cookie venture. However, a quality product and service has transformed Molly’s Mixins into a cookie mecca, with clients often referring to her discrete location as a speak-easy for cookies. 

While their forte is gourmet, mega cookies, they’ve expanded their menu to feature mini versions of the larger cookies, edible cookie dough, and a cheesecake dip paired with cookie dippers. 

The business model is simple: she opens her website,, on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and people place their orders. She and her crew will then distribute the orders on Friday from their location at 1531 Frederica Street from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays are used for prepping the kitchen, while Tuesday through Thursday is reserved solely for baking.

“Fridays are my favorite day of the week as I get to see happy, excited faces walking into the kitchen,” Higgins said. “I owe them all the credit in the world for not only supporting my business but also bringing absolute joy into my life.”

Higgins said that they most recently started taking on larger orders for events and that most clients favor the mini cookies for their outings. With no storefront and only accepting orders online, she has aspirations to offer shipping in the future. 

“While we try to get most of the cookie pick-ups done on Fridays, we are happy to accommodate those who cannot make it and meet another time,” she said. “We currently do not ship, but it is a huge goal; we just can’t ever seem to meet the demand in small-town Owensboro.”

For more information, search Molly’s Mixins on Facebook and to order, visit their website here. Higgins attributes the vast majority of her success to the outpouring of support from the community. 

“The most important thing to note is that my customers are what gets me in the kitchen each and every week,” Higgins concluded. “While my workers and I have to get in there and get the work done – it’s the customers that make it so fulfilling and give it true purpose.”

March 14, 2022 | 12:08 am

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