Tamia Coleman-Hawkins | St. Louis Public Radio

Tamia Coleman-Hawkins

Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

When 12-year-old Tamia Coleman-Hawkins is not in school or participating in extracurriculars, she’s baking batches of sweet treats for her customers.

Tamia is the founder and CEO of Mia’s Treats Delight. The Florissant native bakes brownies and cupcakes. However, her customer-requested cookies were a “game-changer” for her business. So far, Tamia’s customers have ordered 10 unique flavors, and she’s open to customizing more orders. 

“That's where my chocolate chip pecan and cranberry cookie came from,” Tamia said. “Me and mom were like, 'Chocolate chip pecan cranberry — uh, OK. A little weird, but OK.'”