Monday, 15 December 2014

SRC Cookie Carnival: Savoury Cheese and Paprika Biscuits

December is a holiday month for me for Secret Recipe Club. Luckily Sarah from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes ...and More who is the owner, writer and Group D hostess of the Secret Recipe Club has created a Secret Recipe Club Cookie Carnival. It's similar to our usual Secret Recipe Club assignments where we each get assigned a blog in secret. The only difference is that we have to choose a cookie recipe to post today. 

My assignment is Searching for Spice which is written by Corina who loves cooking, reading and writing about food. She loves using spices which is how her blog name came about. She has a wide range of recipes on her blog from sweet to savoury and most of them include spices. Luckily she has quite a few cookies recipes on her blog to choose from including Nut and Cranberry Biscuits, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies.

As I usually make sweet cookies, I decided to opt for something a little different and chose a savoury recipe. I was also intrigued by the flavour of her savoury cheese and paprika biscuits. I'm so glad I decided to make these as they were absolutely delicious and everyone kept asking for more. The cookies really puffed up and tasted very cheesy. The paprika was mild and I would suggest adding more if you prefer although it may detract from the cheese taste. As it's close to Christmas, I decided to use my festive cookie cutters and they turned out beautifully.

 paprika, cheddar cheese, flour, butter and egg 

 lots of grated cheese 

 add egg yolk and paprika 

 the dough is quite crumbly to start with - don't worry just roll it into a ball and refrigerate for at least 60 minutes

 festive savoury cookies

 The penguin is my faovurite 

100g plain flour
50g unsalted butter
150g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp paprika
1 egg yolk

  • Blitz the flour and butter in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. 
  • Add in the grated cheese, egg yolk and paprika.
  • Mix until it comes together and forms a dough - it's quite crumbly at this stage.
  • Roll into a ball and wrap in clingfilm. 
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  • Sprinkle flour on a suitable surface and roll out the dough.
  • Cut out shapes using a pastry cutter and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then turn the cookies over and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack. 


  1. I'm so glad you liked these - and I love the penguin!

  2. I am all for a savory cookie, and this one is outstanding!

    Great pick for your special assignment!

  3. These sound really good! They are really pretty too! I think my kids would really like these!

    1. They were delicious and the festive cutters worked brilliantly.

  4. Great idea to go with a savory cookie! I bet my kids would like them if I used fun cookie cutters. Happy Holidays!

  5. I love that you chose a savory cookie - it sounds great!

  6. A cheese biscuit is just right for this time of year in my opinion. Sounds delicious.

  7. Great choice~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  8. How fun picking a savory cookie for the carnival!

  9. so pleased to see a savoury cookie - great choice!

  10. I love these! Thank you for the reminder...and, it was such a great idea to use a cookie cutter!!

  11. Love that you chose a savory recipe-- my sweet tooth is worn out looking through all these cookies!! These ones sound great!! Cheese is probably my second favorite food after sugar. ;)


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