Today marks three years since we launched Fusion Sweets. Our first offering wasn’t our best selling caramels or marshmallows. As a matter of fact, we didn’t even start making confections until a year later.
The very first item we put up for sale was a collection of tea cookies in 14+flavors fusing Asian and Western ingredients. The recipe that led to the creation of Fusion Sweets embodies what we have tried to do with each new product line.
My mother loves rich crumbly cookies such as French sablés and short breads, but she could never find the perfect cookie recipe. For her, the perfect cookie had to be rich and sandy but tender and crispy. It also had to suit her Asian tastes for subtle flavors and less sugar. While I experimented and tinkered to craft the perfect cookie for her we ended up trying so many different flavors that somebody suggested we sell our cookies.
Nowadays the business of keeping up with our candy orders is challenging enough that we can no longer bake our tea cookies for sale. However, even after two years we still get order requests from old customers who fondly remember our tea cookies.
Though we have expanded our catalog to over 150 items, the original item that inspired us to create our company still holds a special place in our hearts. To celebrate the three years since fusionsweets.com has been online, we are letting this recipe go and sharing it with the world.