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Kidsday: Tate's Bake Shop

Have you ever had a chocolate chip cookie that was absolutely delicious, but it wasn't made at home? We did! We tried Tate's cookies, which can be found in delis and some grocery stores. We liked the cookies so much that we wanted to check out how they were made and why they were so good.

Did you know that Tate's cookies are made right here on Long Island? Through Kidsday, we were able to visit Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton, and we baked our own batch of cookies.

We met Kathleen King, owner of Tate's Bake Shop. She gave us a tour of the Southampton store and then showed us how to make and bake cookies. We did all the basics, then added our own special ingredients, such as M&M's, pecans and walnuts. We put four cookies on each tray, then into a huge oven they went. We didn't just make them, we ate them, too! They were delicious.

While the cookies were baking, we left the baking area, and we were looking at all the goods they had at the shop. Then we got T-shirts that said I kTate's. After that, we went back to the baking area and got our cookies. We also took pictures. Then it was time to go, and we were sad.

But we were happy, too, because we got to eat our cookies all the way back to school.

If you like the cookies and cakes as much as we do, you can sign up online for the recipe-of-the-month club.

Tate's is so popular that King has a second location where most of the baking is done. She makes millions of cookies every week!

The bake shop is at 43 North Sea Rd., Southampton. Visit tatesbakeshop.com, or call 631-283-9830.


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-- JUSTIN BRAVO/Kidsday Reporter

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