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Onion Cookies

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

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.