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Treating a crowd? Whether you’re hosting a meeting or event or sending gifts to employees, clients, partners, or just a whole lot of friends, Buddy’s Bakery has got you covered with standout sweets and delivery right to your door.
What’s a Fooman cookie?
The story of the delicious Fooman cookie starts with the man who
inspired Buddy’s Bakery, the owner’s father Ali. Ali was a father of three and a baker in Persia who made traditional pastries for his community. It was a good living, and he dreamed his children would carry it on some day. He also believed baking — sharing food, love and happiness — was a good and honourable way to contribute to the world.
The Fooman cookie has its origins in northern Gilan province and is often made as a special treat for the Persian new year (Norooz). The cookie is made from eggs, flour, butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, with a traditional filling of cinnamon and walnuts (there are also variations with dates or coconut). They are beautifully finished with decorative stamped designs that can vary by baker and region.
When Ali’s son Esmail opened Buddy’s Bakery in 2021, his goal was to carry on his father’s tradition and share delicious Persian treats with Calgary. The city welcomed the wide variety of hand-made cookies and pastries and the business flourished. Less than two months after the bakery opened, Ali passed away at the age of 76, but not before he saw his son making his dream come true. Esmail is still committed to baking his Fooman cookies in small batches every day to make sure they measure up to Ali’s high standards.
The crumbly, delicate, cinnamon, sugar and walnut-stuffed Fooman cookies are best served warm out of the oven — or mixed into Village Ice Cream’s premier vanilla ice cream.
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