At 8 years old, Onifade Amusan had a sweet business plan.
He wanted to travel with his mom, Ifaseyi Amusan, to visit family in Africa. But after learning the cost, he decided there must be a way he could help pay for their travel expenses.
He already knew his way around the kitchen, mostly because his mom, who is a chef, let him help her while baking. So Onifade started making cookies. Onifade’s Cookie Co. is now three years old, with deliveries made all over the Tulsa area and shipped nationwide.
One thing that sets Onifade’s cookies apart is the number of flavors he makes, including chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia, lemon white chocolate, peanut butter, key lime, butter, caramel pecan and more. Some flavors also come in gluten-free and vegan varieties.
“It surprises me how good he is at business,” Ifaseyi Amusan says. “We were at a function, and he brought samples and handed out his card.”