Here at Gimmee Jimmy’s we’re big fans of sweet stuff. Chocolate, peanut butter, raisins, M&Ms or rainbow sprinkles, the sweeter the better as far as we’re concerned. Not everyone likes cookies that way, though, and there are a lot of great recipes out there for savory cookies too. It’s not something we currently do at our own bakery, but if you fancy introducing cookies into other areas of your life, not just for a sweet treat, check out some of these:
Savory Cookies Make Great Accompaniments
Whether you’re looking for an alternative for a sweet dessert after a meal, or you need a tasty snack to serve alongside cocktails, for a cheese and wine evening or in place of bread with a bowl of soup, savory cookies are the perfect choice. Bake them small and delicate-looking, or large enough to replace the dinner rolls for your evening meal. Cheeses, chutneys and cold meats go just as brilliantly with cookies as they do with oatcakes or crackers, so ring the chances and swap out the sugar next time you do some home baking!
Use up some of the glut of this year’s tomatoes harvested from your allotment or greenhouse with this simple recipe for Tomato Jam, then bake some fresh Rosemary Cookies using herbs from the garden to accompany. You can use the jam like you would frosting, or even use it to stick two cookies together like a sandwich.
These delicious-looking savory pastries are best served warm, and would be ideal as a starter for a dinner party, or instead of bread to eat alongside homemade soup. Make them small so that they don’t end up soggy, and so your guests can enjoy helping themselves to a few! They look very effective, despite being fairly simple to bake.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to serve your cheeses at a cocktail party or to round off a meal, these versatile oatmeal cookies, seasoned with rosemary, black pepper, parmesan and sea salt, are simply perfect. Enjoy them as they are, or top or with a selection of soft cheeses, smoked salmon, ham, or any other topping and use them as canapes!
The delicate flavors in the shortbread cookies make them a winner, ideal to enjoy on their own or with a glass of good red wine. Like most cookies, they’re easy to make, and would make a lovely gift presented in a pretty box alongside a cheese selection or perhaps as part of a homemade hamper.
Last, but not least, we love these cheesy parmesan crackers for their comedy value and quirkiness. If you’re looking for a fun bake, these foot shaped biscuits definitely meet the criteria! They make a great snack idea for kids, or an unusual gift for a cheese-loving friend with a sense of humor.