Elizabeth Galecke, a photographer by trade, has always wanted to turn her baking prowess and interest into a business, but it never quite made sense to do so when she and her husband were living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Once they’d made Door County their home, however, things fell into place to begin baking out of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s kitchen and to sell her specialty cookies at local farmers’ markets.
The cookies – called Galecktables – are brown-butter rosemary almond cookies with rosemary caramel and sea salt. They’re small in size but big on buttery, sweet and savory flavors. Galecke uses a recipe that she’s honed over the years.
“The original recipe I found in a butter ad 20 years ago, and I’ve slowly changed it to be what it is today: sometimes for efficiency and sometimes for taste,” she said. Galecke also uses only high-quality ingredients, including organic flour and Waseda eggs. She sells her cookies – and postcard sets featuring her landscape photography – at the farmers’ markets in Jacksonport on Tuesdays, in Fish Creek on Wednesdays, at Door County Brewing in Baileys Harbor on Thursdays and in Sister Bay on Saturdays. She recommends enjoying the cookies with a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine for a tasty indulgence.