Don Scheer and his wife Tina Owyoung hope to open their Sugar Sweet Bakery by next weekend.

The desserts-only boutique will offer cake by the slice, brownies and the all-American afterschool classic cookies and milk.

Sugar Sweet Bakery, 18 S. Eastbourne Ave., at the west side of Broadway Village, will carry eight varieties of cookies each day, rotated among a cast of 15 varieties.

The shop also will carry limited-batch treats available until they sell out. It’s a chance for Scheer, the baker behind the couple’s venture, to experiment with new recipes and ideas. The first one will be a coffee cookie dotted with hazelnuts that he’s dubbed “Hazel and Joe.”

Cookies are $1.50 for everyday cookies like snickerdoodles and chocolate chip and $2 for the fancier cookies including the Toffee Turtles. Cake is $4 a slice and brownies are $2.50. Customers can order the treats to go or munch them with milk or lemonade in the limited dining area.

See the full story and more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.