Salted cumin cookies / Savory cookies

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Salted cumin cookies is a savory version of cookies, this recipe is exclusively for those who love to eat cookies, but do not like very sweet stuff. Here comes the recipe.

Cumin cookies


Yields - 35 to 40 (depends upon the size and shape you make)

      • 1 cup - All purpose flour
      • 1 tbsp - Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 cup - Milk (at room temperature)
      • 1/4 tsp - Sugar 
      • 1/4 tsp - Baking soda
      • 3 tbsp - Oil
      • Salt as needed

Salted cumin cookies process

Cumin cookies

Preparation method:

  1. Heat a pan, slightly roast cumin seeds and coarsely grind it, set it aside.
  2. Take a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, coarsely ground cumin, sugar, baking soda and salt, mix well nicely. Add oil and rub it into the flour mixture.
  3. Add the milk and bring everything together till the dough does not stick to the hand. But do not over knead, or they will turn out really hard.
  4. Roll the dough, cut into desired shape and arrange on the prepared baking tray. Pre heat oven for 350 F or 180 C, bake for 20-25 minutes or till the top browns lightly. Remove cookies from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing them in air tight containers.

Cumin cookies


  • Roll the dough in to 2mm thickness and cut into your desired shape.
  • It is not possible to cut out so many cookies at one go. Do it in batches and repeat the process till the entire dough has been used up.
  • Always place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven to cook cookies evenly.
  • Number of cookies depends on the shape and size we make.
  • Do no over knead the dough otherwise cookies will be too hard.

Cumin cookies


  1. Always love the savoury version,well baked it!!

  2. Cumin flavored flowers look so cute.

  3. wow.. savory cookies.. like it so much..

  4. Very flavorful and delicious cookies...

  5. so nicely done.. I have done with cumin seeds and dried rosemary love this version also..

  6. beautiful cookies, i love cumin favoured anything love your clicks Shanthi

  7. Definitely a must try because as you have said, I prefer savory cookies compared to the sweet ones. Love the scent of cumin in the cookies.

  8. I will definitely try these... looks so nice

  9. love this kind of flavored savory cookies...looks so good..nice clicks too!

  10. Is it okay to preheat the oven for 10 minutes. Pls reply. I will surely try these. Raji.

  11. Is it okay to preheat the oven for 10 minutes. I will surely try these.... looks nice. pls reply.

    1. Yes have to just open and check in between...if it is very hot, you can start baking immediately and also it depends on the oven you are using...


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