Courtney Cowan has early memories of sneaking sneaking spoonfuls of cookie dough in her mother’s kitchen, absorbing everything she could learn about baking in the process. Over the years, the young baker perfected her own cookie recipe, much to the delight of her friends and family. Slowly, the passion turned into a full-fledged creative outlet, and before she knew it, Courtney made the leap from the entertainment industry to full-time baker. She opened her bakery, Milk Jar Cookies, in 2013 and it quickly became one of the top dessert destinations in Los Angeles. They offer delivery services… including a “Cookie of the Month” club. (Hello, best gift ever!)

Naturally, the holiday season is their busiest. (Who could honestly resist a peppermint bark cookie this time of year?) We wanted to know what a day looked like for the busy baker, so Courtney is giving us the play by play. Start the slideshow to take a look… but be prepared for a total cookie craving!!