Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

SRC | Savory Cheesy Bites

Last month when Amanda sent me my blog assignment for this month’s SRC. I literally did a happy jig, it was one of my favourite blogs after all… Hold your breath darlings it was a blog which is almost my baking bible. A blog I turn to when I want to bake something new, a blog I know will never fail me. My dear friends its none other than Passionate About Baking by dear friend Deeba.

And I spent so much time on her blog this time, generally browsing instead of looking for a particular recipe, bookmarked many of them and made I think atleast 3 or 4 things from her blog in the last month. However this morning I sat and thought which one should I post, I wondered. I was confused and unable to decide when I asked my son which did you like the most. He said the cheese bites inspite of being a guy with a sweet tooth and hence the decision was made


I had made this cookies just before diwali, when in general everyone including us were oding on sweets and desserts and this was such a welcome change so refreshing.

I made double the quantity of what she has mentioned in her post thinking that may be I will keep some for the diwali day when we might have many guests coming over. But before I knew the cookie monster had his way to the jar many times and they vanished in thin air.


The cookies were melt in the mouth soft kinds with the sesame seeds adding the necessary crunch and texture. I also made some with sprinkling shah jeera on top but I really liked the ones with sesame seeds better.

Recipe – Savoury Cheese Bites (or mini cookies) Adapted from Passionate about Baking

What I used

  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Paprika – 1 tsp
  • Cold Butter – 1cup
  • Cheddar cheese – 150 gms / grated (I used the Britannia cheese block)
  • Egg – 2 lightly beaten
  • Chilled water – 2 tbsps (approx)
  • Ssesame seeds, shah jeera to decorate, or use any thing you like

How I made them

  • Sift together flour ,salt and paprika.
  • Cut the cold butter into the flour mix to make a breadcrumbs like mix. After cutting the butter you can use further mix it using palm rubbing to reach the result
  • Add the grated cheese and stir through with a fork
  • Fold in half the beaten egg mix with a fork (we will use the other half for basting the cookies)
  • Sprinkle water, a tbsp at a time, and bring the mixture together to form a soft, firm dough. Knead lightly until smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 190C. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper (I used my most loved silpat)
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  • Place on trays. Paint the reserved egg mixture over the cut-out cookies, sprinkle with seeds of choice
  • Bake till golden brown. (Approximately 12-15 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and cool on racks.

I got about 6 dozen mini cookies with this quantity and yes they did get over in two days Winking smile I made another batch of double the quantity for my Diwali basket giveaway too and so many people called back saying how yummy the cookies were


I also take this as an opportunity to congratulate Deeba on being featured in blog of the month in just launched BBC GoodFood Magazine in India. You truly deserved it deeba… and next time in Delhi we will make sure we meet, will we not Winking smile

12 comments on “SRC | Savory Cheesy Bites

  1. sangeetakhanna
    November 7, 2011

    Oh wow…savory cookies and cheese fall in my favorites zone. I used to bake thin cheese crackers and have stopped baking them just because they were so addictive. I know these would be even more so as they have sesame too , another of my fave things to munch on 🙂
    PAB is really a baking bible for Indian kitchens 🙂

  2. Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    November 7, 2011

    Those look sensational!

  3. Lisa~~
    November 7, 2011

    Delicious looking and a perfect SRC choice,

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Nutmeg Nanny
    November 8, 2011

    These are savory bites of deliciousness! Yum!

  5. sara
    November 8, 2011

    Love these…so delicious! Such a fun treat. 🙂

  6. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz
    November 8, 2011

    Oh what wonderful cheese cookies, I can see how the cookie monster would have made an appearance and ate everything. Great pics!

  7. Sarah (@simplycooked)
    November 8, 2011

    Ah, Deeba’s blog is a beautiful database of tasty treats. I am glad you chose a savoury recipe, because sometimes they can be overlooked. I imagine they would go nicely with soup or salad. Or did you just eat them plain? Maybe instead of popcorn while watching a movie.

  8. Anonymously Disguised
    November 9, 2011

    I am addicted to Deeba’s blog too. Her pics make me get up from my lazy pose and head to the kitchen. You should make her strawberry vanilla preserve which is so out of this world. I make so many batches and all my neighbors take my bottles away when they drop in 😛

    Your Diwali basket looks so beautiful.

  9. teaandscones
    November 9, 2011

    Cheesy snack cookies. These are perfect. We are also O-D-ing on sweet goodies. These will be a welcome change.

  10. sfomom
    November 10, 2011

    Those look fabulous! What a fun dish to bring along to a party!

  11. Katherine Martinelli
    November 11, 2011

    I love Deeba’s blog! And these cookies look amazing. Great SRC pick!!

  12. Chinky
    August 30, 2013

    I am a veggie and dont use Cheddar. Any other cheese that I can substitute ? Pls do let me know

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