Friday, March 6, 2009

Savory Cookies

So on Day 2 of cooking from my bookmarked cookies recipe this week, I chose savory cookies from my friend Aparna's blog, My Diverse Kitchen. I've been lusting after these cookies ever since I saw it on her blog.


The taste was delicious and flaky - not spicy but with just a hint of cheese and pepper. You could add more if you'd like to bring some zing to it, but since I was making this with and for my daughter, I didn't go overboard with the spice. But this recipe is so versatile that you could any flavors that you'd like. The only thing I did different was omitting the egg - I was happy to use it but didn't have any and wasn't running to the store for one ingredient.

Savory Cookies
(original recipe from My Diverse Kitchen)

1 cup cold Butter
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Cheese (I used fresh grated Parmesan)
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp mixed dried Herbs (I used Herbes de Provence)
1-2 tbsp cold Water, or enough to bring the dough together

Preheat the oven to 190 deg C.

Rub the butter into the flour to resemble breadcrumbs. Add the cheese, baking powder, pepper and herbs and combine. Add enough water to bring the flour together to form a kneadable dough.

Roll the dough out and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Since my daughter got to choose, we made lots of stars, butterflies, moons, diamonds... basically anything she fancied!


Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned slightly on the bottom and edges.


Cool completely on a wire rack.


This was a fantastic recipe, Aparna. Thank you so much!


This is off to Ashwini of Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine for MBP: Snacks and Savories. MBP was originally started by Coffee of the Spice Cafe.

69 comments:

Superchef said...

must be good to keep popping while sitting and reading a book..love how cute they look in all those different shapes :)

Asha said...

Great choice. Send this to "MBP-Snacks and savories" event! :))

Usha said...

Looks cute and delicious :-)

Indhu said...

very cute... the cookies look puffy and nice... I love the star shaped ones :)

Vani said...

Looks puffed up and pretty! So cute that your daughter was involved in making this too :)

Dimah said...

Looks delicious!

Lisa said...

I can see why you wanted to try this recipe. I prefer sweet over savory and now I want to try these!

A_and_N said...

I love the shapes, and the pic with the dough with diff shapes is gorgeous :)

Aparna said...

This is one of my favourites and a great one to make with kids.Happy to see it came out so well.
My book marked recipe lists scares me, it's so long! I think I should do a month of them just like you have. Only way to clear them up.:)

Divya Vikram said...

Just too good! Bookmarked!

Divya Kudua said...

Cookies look great Anu..been planning to make savoury cookies since long..!!

Happy cook said...

cookies look so beautiful and yumm.

Madhumathi said...

Recently I too made savory cookies..But never tried with cheese..I must try your version..Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

sindhirasoi said...

Loved the cute cute cute cookies,and making food with kids helping around is cumbersome but so much funnnnnnn.

Priya said...

Cute n beautiful cookies:)

Poornima Nair said...

Very cute cookies...looks buttery and delicious.

Chitra said...

hmm,that looks delicious:)

Kevin said...

I like the sound of doing savoury cookies!

Ranjani said...

They are so cute! Bet your daughter loved them:)

Bharti said...

Those look really cute, and so nice that they are savory for a change. My kids (and me) have such a sweet tooth, it gets a bit much sometimes.

Arundathi said...


Superchef - Yup, they're great for popping!

Asha - Will do thanks.

Usha - thanks

Indhu - my daughter's favorite too.

Vani - Yeah, she's become quite the little helper.

Dimah - thanks

Lisa - Oh I'm a savory person all the way and this was way up there in my must-tries.

A&N - Thanks a lot

Aparna - thanks again for a great recipe. yes, it was a lot of fun to do with my daughter. i look forward to seeing your bookmarks too!

Divya Vikram - Thanks

Divya Kudua - yes they were delicious

Happy cook - thanks.

Madhumathi - I was worried that the cheese would melt and the whole cookie would spread out and become a mess in the oven, but nothing like that happened! lol! and it gave the cookies a great flavor

Sindhirasoi - yes, a little frustrating and cumbersome and a lot of clean up involved but its always fun!

Priya - thanks

Poornima Nair - thanks

Chithra - Thank you :)

Kevin - savory cookies are delicious

Ranjani - Yup she did but I have a vague feeling the adults liked them even more!

Bharti - I was getting a little tired of the "cream butter, add sugar" part of the recipe! lol! was nice to work with herbs and cheese for a bit.

Raaga said...

I made different savoury bakes last evening for a party... one savoury biscuit turned out to be a great hit. Wanted to make the mini frittatas from your blog... but with 2 guests being strict vegetarians, I decided to stick to veg food.

SGD said...

New to your blog....
What a wonderful collection of bakery stuff you have!!! YUMMY!!
And the cookies look soo adorable and tasty....

Zuleika said...

Anu - they are so so delicious! Very nice. And yes I did share them with my daughter :-)

Arundathi said...


Raaga - That's cool. Look forward to reading your recipes.

SGD - Thanks so much for dropping by!

Zu - :-) So glad you liked them! Have some brownies waiting for you now!!

Ashwini said...

looks yum..i have book marked it..i will try it soon

Arundathi said...


Ashwini - I hope you enjoy it!

Divya Vikram said...

I made these and they came out oo good!

Arundathi said...


Divya Vikram - Saw your post - glad you liked it! :-) All thanks to Aparna!

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Enid Wilson said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and it works! I used spring onion and normal cheese. I will try some other cheese next time. Thanks.

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