Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheddar Cookies

It's amazing how small things in your day to day life can take you back to your childhood within no time. Last weekend I was trying to make some chedder cheese cookies and while cutting the cookies with the cookie cutter some memories from my childhood flashed in my mind. 

Every child loves their mom's cooking, I wasn't any different. During Christmas and New Year, my mom used to bake cakes for us and for the rest of the huge extended family we have. She is famous for her baking and cooking in the family. Those days I would know that she has baked a cake as I enter through the main gate of our house as the air will be filled with the inviting sweet smell coming from my mom's kitchen. I would run through the doors, somehow get rid of my shoes (didn't bother about the socks!!), throw my bag somewhere in the house and run straight into the kitchen, "Mummy CAKE!!". 

These cookies I made are not at all sweet. These are savoury cookies, so didn't fill the air with sweet smell while getting cooked in the oven, instead with a salty baking smell which you will normally get if you smell a freshly baked loaf bread. These cookies are very easy to make and can be severed  just like that or like scones with clotted cream and jam, goes well with tea and coffee. 


200 gm of self raising flour
100 gm of cheddar cheese (shredded) 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp of oil
water to make the dough
pinch of chilli powder (optional) (That's me being typical Bengali)
pinch of salt


Mix all the dry ingredients together then add the oil and mix well. Once that is done add water to make the dough. 

Roll the dough with a rolling pin, to a centimetre thick (roughly) and use a cookie cutter to cut the cookies out of it. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and brush or spray some oil on it. Now place the cookies on the tray and brush them with some oil.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Let them rest on a wiring rack to cool down then put them in a jar and store it in a cool place.  


  1. Beautiful cheddar cookies. Dropped you a vote. Hope you win. Cheers!

  2. Awesome cookies, dear. I can smell the cheddar in the air..flavor is wafting all the way across the pond to my side of the world. ;)

  3. Amazing photos as always. The cookies smell lovely :) I can just imagin how they would be with bits of jam on them.

    Brought back a childhood memory when I went to vist my mom in the Nursing Home when my brother was born. They had served her jam cookies for tea. I gobbled them off

  4. i think you got all the cooking creativity from your mother :D