Hello everyone! My name is Tess, and I am a HUGE Pacific Cookie Company fan. I’m a local Santa Cruz musician, but I also enjoy writing—mostly about food, and especially about cookies.
I’ve said it before: I can barely stop myself from entering the store on Pacific Avenue whenever I smell fresh cookies down the street. They’ve been icons in Santa Cruz for the past forty years for a reason. Take a bite into one of their cookies, and you’ll be hooked for life.
My first Pacific Cookie Company taste-tests were when I was a little girl. My parents would run around Santa Cruz for work, and they’d often stop and grab some fresh cookies prior to picking me up from school, or dance, or swim. It became a routine, a ritual: congrats, kid, you made it through the day, so eat a cookie.
Eventually, I moved away for college and work, and I had to leave the cute little shop and delicious cookies that had become a part of my sweet tooth. But six years later, I have returned to Santa Cruz—and the trips to Pacific Cookie Company have resumed once again!
I am so excited to join the team and contribute to their blog. The Pearsons are absolutely fantastic, and they clearly know what they’re doing in the kitchen. Here’s to much more taste-testing in the (very, very, very near) future.
Check in for recipes, baking tips, and other fun/informative articles on a weekly basis! I’m here to educate and amuse those who are as invested in cookie culture as I am.