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Among this county’s hopeful new entrepreneurs is Rula Sai, of Los Angeles, who mixes imported black tea, dried apricots and sunflower petals into an aromatic Armenian Plum Tea.

Judy’s friends couldn’t get enough and demanded she bring them to every gathering. Eventually she was taking orders on a regular basis.

Thanks to the cottage food law, Judy is now able to sell cookies full time. She has expanded her menu from 3 flavors to 33.

“The secrets is in the ingredients,” she explains. “I use real vanilla paste, Belgian chocolate and European butter.”

She considered making it a business when strangers began asking where to buy them, but she found it too pricey to rent commercial kitchen space, as would have been required under New York state law.