There other day when I was browsing the web for some inspiration, I came across a recipe for cookies that were savory and sweet all at the same time. I remember these cookies from when I was much younger, I don’t know why these aren’t available any more. I used to love these, but somehow, strangely, even back in the day when they were available, it wasn’t easy to find them. So imagine my joy when I found a recipe for these cookies. It had my name written all over it. I made these cookies that very day and was really happy with the way they turned out. Now I have access to these cookies any time I’d like. I’m so excited with this find. The salty and sweet combination is fantastic, it’s not overpowering in any way. In the end, it still is a delicate cookie. I hope you try this. Its different compared to all the other stuff out there. If you do, let me know if you like them or not, I’d love to hear from you.
Sweet N Salty Cumin Cookies
120g butter (salted)
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp. table salt
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 egg, beaten
200g all purpose flower
1/2 tsp baking powder
Sieve the flour and baking powder and keep aside.
Cream the butter, salt and sugar till fluffy.
Add the cumin seeds and half the beaten egg and beat well.
Add the flour and baking powder and gently mix everything together to get a smooth dough.
Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with some baking / parchment paper.
The original recipes suggests that you roll out the dough out till its 1/4″ thick, prick it randomly with a fork and cut into desired shapes. I simply rolled the dough into a log and cut slices and then pricked it a couple of times with a fork.
Place on the parchment lined baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
I noticed that if you take the cookies out of the oven too early they are less crunchy but if they are lightly browned, the crunch is so much better.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
(Something I forgot to do was to use the remaining beaten egg to brush the tops of the cookies with and sprinkle a few cumin seeds over, just before baking. The cookies still turned out great.)