Q&A Sweet Treats: Outrageously good

Following up on last week’s report on Cake Flour, the yummy new organic bakery on East Market: LouisvilleHotBytes forumite Andrea Essenpreiss is building quite a reputation for herself in La Grange and Oldham County – and quickly spilling over into Louisville – with her recently established business, Q&A Sweet Treats.

Q&A Sweet Treats offers a variety of fresh-baked cookies, from the chunky and decadent Peanut Butter Triple Chocolate Chip to the simple but outrageously spicy molasses. There are no shortcuts here: Every batch of brownies uses 2 ½ pounds of chocolate and a pound of butter.

Brownies come in an array of styles, from classic to S’mores to the ridiculously chocolatey Baci Brownie, an iced concoction of chocolate, cream, hazelnut paste and Frangelico. Decorated sugar cookies are as delicious as they are attractive, soft and buttery.

Essenpreiss purchased the business in November 2007 and has been selling her wares to a growing number of local markets and coffee shops in Louisville and La Grange.

Now operating from a commercial kitchen in an industrial park, Essenpreis plans eventually to open a sweets shop in Oldham County. Meanwhile, you can place special orders at 265-0550, visit Q&A Sweet Treats’ booth at the La Grange Farmers Market, or find them at Doll’s Market and Paul’s Fruit Markets in Louisville.