Laura Hadley is a 92 year lady at Elmcroft Senior Living in Hendersonville, TN. She was once known as the BEST Chocolate Chip cookie baker in the world. (or so her family says!). Every reunion and family gathering people were waiting for her at the door so they could get the first cookie. Her brother was a baker in Madison, TN, years ago, and her other brother was a cook in WWII. She got her recipe from the the brother that was a cook. She had been baking these cookies for as long as her daughter could remember, and she was famous all over the state of Alabama. On December 9, 2013, Elmcroft took her to Dawson's Sweet Shop to make her cookies once again. We had sent her recipe to them earlier, so they had a batch ready for her to drop on the cookie sheet and bake. They put her in a red apron, and told her to go at it! She was all smiles as she prepared the cookies to bake. Joyce Dawson asked her to sign and date her recipe, and she would use that recipe as her "signature" recipe in her shop.She made about 3 dozen cookies, and BOY! were they good! She brought the rest back to Elmcroft to share with friends. Laura and her daughter were just thrilled with the bakery visit, and the bakery staff were thrilled with Laura. We all left with big hugs all around.