Onion Cookies

Cookies with choco-chips or peanut bits or almonds are irresistible with a cup of tea in the evenings. When I have something sweet, naturally, I am encouraged to make a pakoda or bajji to go with it 😉

Or I have pair the cookies with left overs from the weekend frying batch- Murukku or thattai. I was thinking of making some savory cookies, adding some potato or carrots with the usual dough, like a savory muffin or something similar to a puff and thought of all sorts of combinations to put into it.

This onion cookies are inspired from this recipe. When I baked these cookies, it gave the aroma as if I was making pakodas and I was actually waiting near the oven for these to come out!

Ingredients: (Makes about 15 cookies)

All purpose flour- 1 cup
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Finely chopped red onions- 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro leaves- 2 tbsp
Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
White Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp
Water- just enough to knead


Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Mix salt, baking powder, flour, roasted cumin powder, sesame seeds and red chili powder together.

Once the powders are all well mixed(otherwise one cookie is going to be salty or spicy than the other), add the chopped onions, cilantro and mix evenly.

Pour the olive oil and start kneading slowly with adding little amount of water till the crumbly texture turns to that of a chapati dough like consistency.

Dust a rolling pin with some flour and press the dough to 1/4″ thickness( or according to the thick-thin level you like). Cut the dough to any desired shape with a cookie cutter.

Arrange the cookies in a baking tray and bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or till the top turns slight golden brown in color. The cookie may look unbaked but it will bake as it cools. Even if it is undone, you can slightly bake it again.

Serve the cookies with tea. These are baked, but they were crunchy! If you like you can also add some peanuts or roasted salted cashews with the onions.

These Onion Cookies are going to a Bakeoff event at Versatile Kitchen.

These cookies are also my entry for Srivalli’s Kids delight Snacks event.

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21 Comments to “Onion Cookies”

  1. same thing happens with me too, if i eat something sweet, ill search my kitchen to have something spicy….wow these crackers looks very yummy,love spicy version and got to try this one as it seems really nice…

  2. Cham says:

    Very aromatic one, i love savory more than choco chips!
    I didn’t forget ur event :)

  3. Malar Gandhi says:

    Wow, thats really unique like the addition of onions, savoury is my favourite:

  4. indosungod says:

    Spicy cookies with onions that smells like pakodas. I don’t need more temptation. Got to make these soon.

  5. Rupali says:

    hey i will surely try these, it will be a nice change for my kiddos :)

  6. srimathi says:

    These Onion Cookies remind me of the times when my friend Sheela used to make then from her baking class and bring it the next day to share with us.

  7. Champa says:

    Lovely biscuits. Thanks for the entry. It’ll be on tomorrow’s roundup.

  8. Daisyblue says:

    Wow..what a nice imagination..looks inviting..

  9. Jayashree says:

    What a lovely idea. I can almost imagine how good it must have smelled.

  10. Oraphan says:

    Wow! What a great idea! I love the look of your onion cookies and it sounds incredibly delicious. Your imagination is very impressive!

  11. WOW!!!!! Now that is another unique prep… I have never heard or come across…… Brilliant of you to make them…. It must taste good too… I’m sure…. Even otherwise…there are days I hunt & crave for those khaara or spicy biscuits…. I love them from my nearby bakery……. This is surely a THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!


  12. notyet100 says:

    thy look yum…nice recipe

  13. Joanne says:

    I really love savory cookies. So much less guilt with eating them and yet so yummy! These sound really good.

  14. Padhu says:

    Very innovative recipe!

  15. PJ says:

    such a wonderful idea to add onions to cookies. to someone like me who is not a fan of all things sweet these are so perfect with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.. and a book.. and some nap (okay, dreaming again, ignore :D)

  16. thats creativity..looks tasty and crunchy

  17. PJ says:

    That’s really unique!!!!

  18. I love these cookies :) and since they are baked, I love them even more:) A great recipe dear!
    Have a nice weekend!

  19. Priya says:

    I love to make crackers with onions…cookies sounds prefect and fantastic..

  20. Asha says:

    Looks yum. It does smell like Pakodas, can’t stop eating non-stop! 😀

    Enjoy R. I just replied to your comment at FH, still not able to blog. I will try and get new blog next month. Son is off school for Spring break, so get busier.

  21. Srivalli says:

    Thank you for the lovely entry!

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