Cheese Cookies

Cheese Cookies

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Cheese has a way of magically attracting most kids, and such cheese-loving kids will thoroughly enjoy these zesty Cheese Cookies! Grate the cheese well so that it will mix well with the dough and create lots of exciting, cheesy pockets in the cookies when it melts while baking.

Since the dough has lots of butter and cheese, it will be a bit soft. Refrigerate it for some time so that it will be easy to shape the cookies. Store in an airtight container to surprise your kids when they come home, or pack it in the snack box to take to school.

Aah! Adults too can enjoy these cookies with a cup of hot Elaichi Tea or coffee and these biscuits are equally good as an accompaniment to a bowl of hot Tomato Soup or Roasted Capsicum-Soup .

Cheese Cookies recipe - How to make Cheese Cookies

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 22 cookies
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2 tbsp grated processed cheese
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
a pinch of chilli powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup plain flour (maida)
plain flour (maida) for rolling

  1. Beat the butter in a bowl until light and creamy.
  2. Add the cheese, chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Add the plain flour, mix well and knead into a semi-stiff dough without using water.
  4. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions, cover with a lid and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thin circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  6. Cut into 8 small rounds of approx. 37 mm. (1½”) in diameter with the help of a cookie cutter.
  7. Scrape off the dough remaining after cutting the cookie rounds and continue making more cookies.
  8. Arrange the cookies on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool completely, store in an air tight container or pack in a tiffin box.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cookie
Energy48 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates3.7 g
Fiber0 g
Fat3.4 g
Cholesterol10.5 mg
Sodium42.6 mg
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Cheese Cookies
 on 08 Jun 20 09:35 PM

can we use rice flour instead of maida?
Tarla Dalal
10 Jun 20 02:34 PM
   Hi, No it cannot be replaced with rice flour.
Cheese Cookies
 on 04 Jun 20 11:02 AM

Can ghee be used instead of butter?
Tarla Dalal
05 Jun 20 01:41 AM
   Hi, No the taste will and change and there will be difference in the consistency.
Cheese Cookies
 on 03 Jul 16 06:17 PM

Love this recipe.
Cheese Cookies
 on 07 Mar 14 02:44 PM

Fabulous rich cheesy cookies. They just melt into your mouth.
Cheese Circles
 on 06 Dec 10 06:02 PM

Kind of a complicated affair, but the final result is worth all of it. A must have for all cheese fans!