If you're a client, you see them every holiday from us, and if you've ever wondered about the name, we thought we'd finally clear the air and let you know just what they're all about. And if you're not a client, Silverpoint is known for its outstanding designs, the opposite of all things cookie cutter.
Baking cookies with that old world goodness is a long tradition of Otterbein's Family Bakery. Adam Otterbein arrived from Germany in 1881 and opened a small bakery near historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. He made many traditional German cakes, breads, and pastries. However, his sugar cookies soon became a favorite. The thin, delicate cookies, cut by hand, became a tradition with many Baltimore families.
His son, August, and later his grandson, Joseph ran the family bakery in the same south Baltimore location that is pictured on the signature red bags until the late 1950's. When Otterbein's Bakery moved to northeast Baltimore, people stood in lines to purchase the hand-cut cookies still warm from the ovens.
In 1996, Joe Otterbein's son Mark concentrated on producing cookies for wholesale distribution. Mark and other family members, including his wife Jenny and his brother Paul, added additional varieties of cookies and improved production methods, introducing Otterbein's Cookies to many outside the Baltimore area.
Silverpoint's President, Angelo Otterbein, is a proud relative (in fact, Adam is his great-grandfather) and consumer of the Otterbein cookies. So please enjoy! You won't regret it.