Unusual crispy from Southampton, New York. extremely delicious Founder gave the nod. Kathleen Kings is the author. Craft baked. Deliciously thin and crispy. Every meal contains a tiny bakery. The Bake Shop Method: What makes the cookies from Tate's Bake Shop so incredibly delicious? We refer to it as the bake shop method. It all began when Kathleen King, then 11 years old, started making cookies to sell at her family's farm stand. Her crisp, buttery cookies quickly became renowned in Southampton thanks to her passion for baking and commitment to quality, and they served as the model for Tate's Bake Shop. While the neighborhood continues to enjoy our Bake Shop. Our decisions are always guided by Kathleen's intuition, passion, and ideals, which has earned us a devoted following from coast to coast for our cookies.