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Kennadi’s Kookies is a business started by an 8-year-old Pueblo baker

Christapher Garcia and his daughter Kennedi, 8, prepare a large batch of Kennadi's Kookies at their home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.

A small cottage business that started out as a way for an 8-year-old to earn money for a new bike has made waves in the Pueblo baking scene, garnering a top-three spot in the recent Best of Pueblo contest. 

It all started last summer when Kennadi Garcia, a Villa Bella Expeditionary Elementary School student, told her dad, Christapher Garcia, she wanted a new bike. He suggested they find a way for her to earn a little money to help pay for it. 

“Kennadi and I always enjoy working in the kitchen together, so I suggested we make cookies to sell to friends and family to earn a little money,” Garcia recalled. 

Through the power of social media, he started posting about Kennadi’s fund drive and “it really exploded,” he said. Before they knew it, she had $100 to pitch in for her new bike and the whole exercise “turned into what is now a business,” he said. 

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