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SRC -  Savory Cheesy Bites

Savory Cheesy Bites are a delicious savory snack which you can make for a festive mood or just for an evening snack! Pack it in the lunchbox too!
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup butter Cold
  • 150 gms cheddar cheese grated (I used the Britannia cheese block)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsps water Chilled (approx)
  • seeds jeera sesame seeds or shahi jeera to decorate


  • 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 1/4u2033 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! 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 ;)
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