Grey Ghost Blog


Southern Entertaining Gift Basket

November 15, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

I love sharing recipes and hostess tips with my friends and family, almost as much as I love entertaining! So I'm excited tell you about our newest holiday gift basket. It's a curated selection of some of my favorite local flavors, perfect for throwing an elegantly delicious dinner party.  Our Southern Entertaining Gift Basket has everything you need, starting with savory appetizers and ending on a sweet note, with two different flavors of our cookies. It’s the perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves the flavors of the Holy City. I like to kick off the evening with a cocktail or a glass of bubbly alongside Callie’s Cheese Crisps....


Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Bourbon Chocolate Cookie Crust

October 20, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

I'm not much of a bourbon drinker but I do love adding bourbon to desserts! It adds a smoky depth to sweets and is particularly good with fall flavors. Which is why our decadent new cookie, Chocolate Bourbon, is the perfect base for my Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. While the kids are out trick-or-treating next week, you can enjoy your own adult-flavored treat! Our Chocolate Bourbon cookie was inspired by the flavors in the Derby Pie I make for my family. It's hard to go wrong with chocolate and pecans, and we wanted to add the richness of bourbon to give it a...


Celebrate our Fifth Birthday with Mini Cookie Cakes

September 15, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

Can you believe that this September marks our fifth year in business? It seems like just yesterday that we delivered our first order of cookies to The Gourmet Shop in Columbia. And here we are, five years later, with our hand-crafted cookies in over 150 stores across 27 states. It's been an incredible journey so far and we are so grateful for all the support from our customers, retailers, friends and family.  In our family, it's tradition to make my Mother's Pound Cake for almost any occasion. But how could we possibly celebrate our fifth birthday without cookies? We needed both. So we decided to use...


Peach Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Crumble

August 17, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

When  I was little, my grandfather went to the farmer's market daily in his retirement and often would come back with a basket of fresh South Carolina peaches. One of my favorite memories is biting into a perfectly ripe peach. We also used to churn fresh ice cream and top it with those peaches or use the peaches as a base for a cobbler. So I loved the idea of using our Cinnamon Pecan cookies in a crumbly topping for a Peach Crisp. Adding Cinnamon Pecan cookies to our recipe also brought back memories. When I was little, there was a pecan...


Cherry Chocolate Cookie Icebox Cake

July 15, 2017 Katherine Frankstone

I kind of have a thing for chocolate and cherries! It started when I worked for a pastry chef in Pawleys Island after college graduation. He was a classically trained German pastry chef and he made all kinds of fancy pastries. But my favorite dessert was a killer Black Forest Cake that was divine. And even now, my favorite ice cream is Cherry Garcia from Ben and Jerry's. Using my favorites flavors as inspiration, we layered Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Sour Cherry Jam and real whipped cream for this simple, yet addictive, Cherry Chocolate Cookie Icebox Cake.  Our icebox cake was inspired by Nabisco’s FAMOUS Chocolate Refrigerator...