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Cookie company treats community and spreads positivity

Sweet gesture: Ahmani’s Cookie Company gave away free cookies at a pop-up stall on the lawn of City Hall as a way to give to the community. Pictured is Ahmani Peets, who bakes the cookies and cakes, with his father Anthony, and sister Ahyma (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

It isn’t every day that free cookies are handed out in the middle of Hamilton, but that’s what happened when Ahmani’s Cookie Company had a pop-up stall on the grounds of City Hall.

The sweet gesture was a way to give to the community, which has helped Ahmani Peets’ cookie business go from strength to strength.

And on the horizon is an ambition to give the world the opportunity to taste the cookies that have made an impact in Bermuda.

Peets, 18, who is on the autism spectrum, has a personal motto in life that all things are possible. He began baking when he was 12, and progressed from school bake sales to setting up the cookie business when he was in year 11 at school.

Today, his cookies and cakes are sold at 12 locations, including Lindo’s supermarkets, Somerset Pharmacy, Rubis gas stations, both Scooter Mart locations, and in two places in the new terminal at LF Wade International Airport.

There are 66 flavours, and Peets makes cakes and cheesecakes as well as his signature cookies.

Ahmani’s Cookie Company raises awareness of autism, and is committed to the autism community in Bermuda and overseas.

At the pop-up stall on the lawn of City Hall, Peets’ mother Anita and father Anthony were helping out, as was 16-year-old sister Ahyma, who is an artist and created an eye-catching design for the cookie company.

Anthony Peets said the secret to his son’s cookie-making success was “consistency, attention to detail and his own technique”.

He added: “There are 66 flavours; he’s inventive. There is an e-commerce website. Once the world opens up again, we will sell overseas.

"Today was all about giving to the community. Ahmani is very philanthropic, with pure positivity.“

There are also plans for a special award for children in school that show inventiveness.

Ahmani’s Cookie company has a website at ahmaniscookiecompany.com/

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Published February 16, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated February 15, 2021 at 6:24 pm)

Cookie company treats community and spreads positivity

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