I know we’ve all had the thought, “How can I get MORE cookies in my life?”
No? Just me?
Well, even if you don’t share my cookie passion, you have to admit that the idea of savory cookies piqued your interest. If you were just as intrigued as me but didn’t know where to start, look no further! These recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your cookie craving while giving your sweet tooth a rest.
Savory Cookie #1: Parmesan and
Thyme Rosemary Cookies
Inspired by Adeline Borra’s recipe, I switched the thyme with rosemary because I have a rosemary plant in my yard (and didn’t want to go searching for fresh thyme). These cookies are crumbly and cheesy and AMAZING. A friend described them as tasting “like Cheezits, but legit.” Legit, indeed.
Savory Cookie #2: Olive Oil Cookies
You may notice a suspicious lack of photos accompanying this recipe. There’s a reason for that. They’re pretty darn ugly. Next time I might switch the red wine with white wine or just go all out and add some red food coloring. The cookies weren’t all that savory but they were still tasty – sort of like a sourdough pancake pretending to be a cookie. I just happened to have some Pinot Cherries from Friend in Cheeses Jam Co that went quiet well with these ugly cookies.
More savory cookie experiments to come (including one with seaweed)!
Looking to keep it local for Father’s Day? Or maybe you just waited a little too long and now you need a quick gift? (We’ve all been there.) Whatever your reason, there are plenty of dad-centric local businesses you can go to for your Father’s Day gift needs. Here are five ideas to give you some gift-giving inspiration:
1) 7 Bridges
Not only do they have plenty of tasty homebrew kits (if you haven’t tried their Red Ale, you haven’t lived), but they’ve got everything you could want for coffee roasting, cheese making, and wine, kombucha, and soda making too. And who doesn’t love their wide variety of organic ingredients?
Bacon Jam. Need I say more? Yes, actually, because El Salchichero makes more deliciousness than you can even imagine. They even have some vegetarian-friendly items like preserves, pickles, and mustard.
3) Brew Cruz
You already know that Santa Cruz has some of the best beer there is, so why not take Dad on a trip to taste them all? Plus, it gives you an excuse to buy yourself a seat on the Brew Cruz bus. It’s a win-win, really.
4) Stripe MEN
Shaving kits, wallets, watches, and clothes. Stripe MEN has pretty much everything a stylish dad could want. They’ve also got some very creative cards if you want to keep it simple.
For particular fathers who aren’t the easiest to shop for, Downtown Santa Cruz now offers Instagift eGift cards. Instagift can be sent via email and redeemed right on Dad’s smart phone! Plus you can get an extra $20 for your pop (or yourself) when you buy an Instagift of $100 between now and June 15th. More details can be found here.
Of course, we’ve got plenty of Father’s Day gifts for those dads with a sweet tooth, too. You can see all our dad-inspired gifts on our website by clicking right here. Don’t forget you can get 15% off your Father’s Day order when you use the coupon code “FATHER16”!