Hinson has been baking holiday treats for weeks

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By Christmas, she expects to have sold 5,600 gingerbread cookies

By Jamey Shepherd

Mmmm, Mmmm. Yum.
Walk into Sylvia Hinson’s bakery in Elgin, and you might just say something like that.
The scent in the air is no Yankee Candle. It’s the real deal – freshly baked gingerbread cookies.
And there they are – neatly packed boxes of gingerbread men and women on shelves just to the right of the front door.
Hinson has been baking.
And baking.
And baking.
From the modest looks of this quaint cinderblock shop, you might not think its owner could ever be so busy. But in this case, looks deceive.

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