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Meet the mother-daughter duo behind Green Bay's edible cookie dough shop

The Dough Shoppe
Posted at 7:59 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 08:59:52-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — One local desert shop is opting for Christmas cookie dough instead of Christmas cookies this holiday season. The Dough Shoppe is run by mother-daughter duo Shannon Heupel and Katelyn Naghtin. After being inspired by an edible cookie dough shop while traveling in New York, the two Green Bay natives decided to bring the idea back to their hometown.

Katelyn, who has had a life-long love of baking, says it was her dream to own her own business one day.

"Growing up as a kid, I always loved baking with my mom. She had her own separate business too at one point and I just loved helping her with that,” Naghtin said.

After attending the French Pastry School in Chicago, she and her mother opened The Dough Shoppe in November of 2017. While Naghtin says cookie dough was her go-to snack as a child, it's now safe-to eat with the shop's recipe.

“Our single scoop is our most popular item. You can just eat it, it's completely safe, we use heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs,” Huepel said.

The Dough Shoppe’s Christmas deserts are some of their most popular items. One of their bestsellers is their chocolate-covered cookie dough. Customers can buy "cookie dough pops", chocolate-covered cookie dough on a stick, or buy chocolate-covered cookie dough in various holiday shapes. You can also pickup roll out cookie dough to bake at home.

Another brand new creation this year is their hot cocoa bombs, which come in a variety of flavors. When added to warm milk, they melt into the perfect cup of hot cocoa. Huepel says it was a long process to find high quality ingredients when the shop first started making them.

“We made flavors of salted caramel dark chocolate, and Andy’s mint peppermint white chocolate and it was making sure that we had the good cocoa and making sure we had a good quality chocolate to make those bombs,” Huepel said.

“We have them as sets or individual so you can get a mug or a to-go set and it’s just a delicious, creamy cup of hot chocolate,” Naghtin said.

The two are thankful for all the support they’ve received this holiday season, especially after a difficult year amid the pandemic.

“We’re super thankful right now that we have been so busy this Christmas, it’s a huge blessing to us because with COVID we did shut down for a time during the summer and the summer’s our busiest season,” Naghtin said.

Katelyn says even though her business is now a reality, it still feels like a dream.

"We are very blown away by the support that we've had from the community and we're very thankful for that too," Naghtin said. "Everyday I wake up it's kind of like 'wow I own a business and it's doing really well' and it's just.. it's very amazing."

If you’re looking to nab some last-minute holiday deserts you still have time. The Dough Shoppe will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10-6 and on Christmas Eve from 10-2.