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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday Teatime ~ Cumin Cookies


I baked around half a dozen variety of cookies for this marathon without any prior planning as such and since the other adult at home is used to having cookies along with his evening tea, a couple of them were chosen to be on the 'not sweet' side. These cumin flavored cookies adapted from here is one of those. I cut down the butter and sugar by half from the original recipe and the resulting cookies were crispy and flaky like the khara biscuits and we enjoyed them as a evening snack.

Ingredients I used: (Yield 15 cookies)
4 tbsp. butter  + 1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. sugar
1 cup flour
1 tbsp. toasted cumin seeds
1/4 tsp. salt 
3 tbsp. milk

Method:
* Cream together butter and sugar. (One can use the hand mixer since the quantities are less to use a stand mixer.) Add flour, salt and cumin seeds to the butter - sugar mixture and mix until the dough is formed. Use the oil and milk if the dough is not coming together. (I added oil and milk for binding in place of butter, the original recipe had.)
* Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
 
 * Shape the mixture to a disc and roll it into 1/4 inch thickness. Cut them into desired cookie shapes.
 * Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
 * Cool them on a wire rack and store them in airtight container.

18 comments:

Usha said...

Another recipe to the bookmarks. Though I like sweet bakes, I do not mind these savory ones either. Nice snack to munch on.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good one Suma. What I find tedious in these kinds of cookies is the rolling, cutting out shapes and re-rolling.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Bookmarking thus.. Love savory cookies and thus is super tempting...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Perfectly baked cookies,I too have made these cookies for this series..

Rajani S said...

Seeing a lot of these cookies for this BM. Looks really good!

Srividhya said...

All these savory crackers are tempting me...Want to have it with tea

vaishali sabnani said...

Lovely savoury cookies, infact I have yet to try any savoury versions.

Varadas Kitchen said...

I would not mind having some of these with tea.

Priya Suresh said...

Savoury cookies, i can die for some.. I wont bother munching them even in midnite.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

simple recipe and beutiful recipe

sneha datar said...

Perfect teas time cookies.

Kalyani said...

I had a pepper Cumin recipe but ditched it at the last min for something else .. These look buttery and flaky !!

Pavani N said...

Yummy looking savory cookies.

Srivalli said...

Oh I would love to munch on these anytime..very nicely baked!

Gayathri Kumar said...

They look so flaky and crisp. Perfect with a cup of tea...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love how you have cut them out thicker.That contributed to flaky cookies and they looks so delicious!

veena krishnakumar said...

I am bookmarking this. This looks so addictive

Padmajha PJ said...

The cookies have come out so well Suma. Bookmarking this too...