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The perfect hybrid between a cinnamon roll and a cookie, Cinnarookies make the ideal corporate gift, party treat or anytime eat!
93 backers pledged $3,910 to help bring this project to life.

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We are pleased to introduce you to Cinnarookies! We are a local business started, founded by two women who are just trying to make their dream become a reality. Like most people in life, we have a calling to bring something into the world that is uniquely our own and for us that means putting a smile on someone's face, or making the day just a little brighter.

Like any start up, there are costs associated with getting a business off of the ground. There is a large gap between coming up with an idea and turning that idea into a business. We hope you will help us bridge that gap!

We are spreading the word of our venture the best we can to raise money. We are handing out cookies, information, and promoting our venture at any and every event and location that will let us in Minnesota. Outside of our state we are explaining our situation to folks and trying to offer up some appetizing incentives through Kickstarter.

We are trying to get new equipment or money for a co-op commercial kitchen space, insurance for said co-op space, food manager licensing coverage, merchant services for credit card payments, city permits and money for the 1st round of inventory to take down per-product costs. This sounds like a lot, we're sure, but it's really a small amount that is keeping us from our dream.

All of these challenges are easy enough to complete but, again,  the financial backing that it requires is beyond what either of us has. We have invested our own money in buying higher-priced items for our first inventory shipment of bulk packaging (boxes, ribbons, food-grade paper) stickers, marketing materials, information, website and current merchant services. We are able to cover these costs but now need help in taking Cinnarookies from a "cookie idea" to a "cookie business".

We have both made this committment to making this our full time job and project so in terms on completing these obstacles, we are set and ready to go!

Please help us make our dream a reality.

If you have any specific questions for us we are more than happy to answer them. Please reach out and let us know. We want each one of you to be apart of our growth and decision making. 

Risks and challenges

Right now we are biking, hiking, driving and pushing our cookies everywhere and to every person, place and business that we can reach. We are working on meeting all of our deadlines and have been able to thus far, but with your support we will be able to not only feed every cookie hungry mouth in Minnesota, but ship our cookies nationwide.

Our largest challenges right now include finding the capital to sign with a co-op kitchen space and and getting the proper funding to get the bulk inventory needed to continue to grow our business. We have been actively talking with commercial kitchens in the area but are unable to put an offer in that would secure a spot.

Like most start-ups we are boot strapping the costs and it's near impossible to meet the expenses associated with a rapidly growing pursuit. There are only so many cookies two people can bake, package and hand-deliver.

We are currently in talks to parter with a local delivery company to help complete our orders which would allow us to focus more on developing our shipping accross the United States. Implementing this extra facet without being able to have the means to fund the transition is just not an option.

In addition to that we are using a hand-blender for each batch. This may not seem like a big deal, but please believe us when we say: mixing batch after batch of our Cinnarookies is very trying on our spindly arms. We would LOVE to update to an automatic mixer -- nothing too fancy mind you, just something to help us mix and create more efficiently. We consider this a "gap filler" solution on the way to getting a space at a co-op kitchen.

We are not asking for more than we ABSOLUTELY need. Ideally a co-op kitchen space would be amazing but we are just as motivated to be with working with potentially updated equipmet.

Keep in mind Kickstarter Supporters that we also factored in the cost to fullfill the orders and "thank you" gifts that come along with any donations into the totaly amount of money we need raised. Kickstarter suggests that we do this, and so to pay for those extra materials in shipping and creation of products we did just that.

It is these little things that add up quickly and so we are calling on the great people of Kickstarter and beyond to help keep our newly born business officially get off the ground. One of the biggest reasons start-ups stay just a pipe dream for so many people is because the capital to get it off the ground is not there.

We will and are doing everything in our power to not be just a dream.

We believe in our product and think that you will all be please with our "thank you" gifts in this project. Please take a look at our campaign and peruse our website at Cinnarookies.com.

Also: Is there a reward you'd like to see but hasn't been offered? Tell us! This campaign is here to reward you guys as much as is it to help us.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you so much for the dough (dough..COOKIE dough - get it?!) In exchange for your generous gift you have earned: one personally handwritten letter expressing our deepest gratitude for believing enough in our business to open your kind heart and plentiful wallet, one original Cinnarookie label with our most important investor's name on it (that's you) and finally limitless warm fuzzies for helping our lil' old company get off the ground. Doesn't that boost in confidence make the material rewards almost pointless? (We hope not cause we are sending them to you either way)

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    In addition to awesome swag included in the lower priced bracket (look at YOU spending money) you are now a soon-to-be proud owner of 1 dozen delicious, fresh outta the oven Cinnarookies. We will bake, pack and ship these babies to just about any place in the United States. If you are in the Minneapolis area, we will have these personally delivered right to your front door. If being shipped outside MN, your delicious treats will be delivered in a Cinnarookies tin to ensure freshness and quality.

    In addition, the tin can serve as a status piece in your home or office to let others around you know just the type of "easy-street" living you do.

    "Cookies? In a tin? Delivered to your home or office?!", onlooker will say. Let the jealous looks fly.

    *CAUTION: If tin is displayed in an office setting, co-workers will likely turn on you for flaunting your cookie connections so flagrantly.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Wanna know what's better than 1 dozen Cinnarookies? Two. Two dozen is the answer. We ship your cookies in 1 big tin or 2 smaller tins so you can share the wealth. Again, if you are in Minneapolis or the surrounding metro area we will hand deliver to your door/office/barn/place of choosing.

    For just a small amount more you've not only doubled your cookie load but are most likely now a full blown Philanthropist. You're sharing your cookie wealth and volunteering at the local orphanage. We are proud of you -- but more importantly we hope that you are proud of our product. Sit back, relax and enjoy whilst you read your hand written thank you note.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Wow. We really appreciate your donation. Please enjoy 3 dozen Cinnarookies for yourself or a friend. We can ship them all in one tin or pre-divide them up before shipping them out to their final destination. As always, the Minneapolis and surrounding metro area will get hand-delivered cookies but EVERYONE in this category will get a personal phone call from the founders and owners of Cinnarookies thanking you for your donation (in addition to your personalized thank you note).

    You should probably throw a party with all of your cookies as you'll get the secret Cinnashooter recipe included in this level. Oh - and the autgraphed Cinnarookie poster we are also giving you will make the PERFECT backdrop for your get together.

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    You've upped the ante. Now you are the owner or 4 dozen Cinnarookies! Some would argue that it is a steep price to pay for 4 dozen cookies, but you know that it is all going toward two hard working entrepaneur who will be forever grateful for your contribution.

    Tell us how you'd like them divided up before we pack them and we will ship them out to you! Or, if you're in Minneapolis or the surrounding area we will take them right to you.

    Of course, you will receive a phone call from the owners/founders in addition to your hand-written note. (We are really really thankful).

    It doesn't stop there! You, of course, all get the coveted Cinnashooter drink recipe, autographed Cinnarookie poster AND..wait for it.... A plush Cinnawookie. It's exactly what you think it is.

    Thank you again.

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    You've just earned yourself 6 dozen Cinnarookies.we will pre-divide these up however you may choose and ship them straight on out to you! Same rules, again, for Minneapolis and the surround area: hand-delivered to your door.

    Just to be clear on all that is included you will of course be receiving the hand-written thank you note, phone call of gratitude, Cinnashooter drink recipe, AMAZING Cinnawookie plush toy, very artistic autographed Cinnarookie poster, your very own Cinnarookie hoodie and the mother of all gifts: a rap video about how awesome you are.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    500 hundred dollars gets you all of the gifts and 10 official sized batches. 1 batch = 25 cookies.

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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    You get the 250 cookies, the awesome gifts AND: Ashley, co-founder of Cinnarookies, will tattoo our Cinna-Rookie on her body. We will live stream it for you or invite you on over to the event!

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Funding period

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