Once upon a time, while employed at Cherokee Park Dude Ranch, Mary was responsible for providing the guests with three balanced and hearty meals every day.
As a special treat, she created the most wonderful cookies that were packed in each ranch employee and guest saddle bag. These cookies were made to withstand the battering and bouncing of the trail, so at noon, when everyone opened their saddle bags for lunch, their cookies were not only found in one piece, but moist and ready to satisfy a hungry wrangler. It didn’t take long for everyone to realize what a treasure they had found.
Back at the ranch, the guests would snatch Mary’s cookies from the freezer at night and begin requesting them after they returned home. Such a fuss was made that Mary became convinced her “Mountain Style” cookies were truly something special; and so, Mary’s Mountain Cookies
Now more than 100 varieties of her tasty treats are sold in locations across Colorado and Missouri.