Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rosemary and Thyme Cookies


I was skeptical about tasting some gourmet cookies with spices and herbs (with mixed spice and pistachio) mailed to me as a gift.  I LOVE them so much that I've to make some more.  Rosemary and thyme are good combination.  You could say they are a bit healthier as they have little sugar.  Normally you'd include 100 gram of sugar in this batch size.  Have you tasted cookies with spices/herbs (cumin, chilli, garlic, paprika etc) before?

Ingredients:
170 gram flour (140 gram all-purpose flour, 30 gram corn flour)
0.5 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
10 gram of castor sugar (ingredients will combine easily with a bit of sugar)
40 gram of melted butter
1 egg
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon of thyme

Method:
1.  In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until they combine.
2.  The mixture will be crumbly.  Mould the mixture into bite sizes.  It'll be too crumbly to cut with a cookie cutter.
3.  Bake cookies for 17 minutes at 180 Celcius.

Make: 24-27 cookies.

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17 comments:

manglish said...

so...is it sweet or salty?

Tekkaus said...

Yikes....it looks so weird to me. :p

Mei Teng said...

Who mailed you those cookies? They looked good. I don't mind trying out cookies with exotic spices and maybe with some chillies. I think I will stay away from those with garlic..haha.

Adding spices to normally sweet stuff isn't uncommon these days. Read about people concocting spicy cocktail and there are ice creams served with chillies. Have never tried any of those exotic concoctions though.

reanaclaire said...

wow.. they look good, so how was the taste?

Ai Shiang said...

Manglish,
They are salty.

Tekkaus,
They don't look any different than normal cookies just taste salty.

Mei Teng,
A friend mailed a box of goodies from New Zealand. Oooh! Ice-cream with chillies! How exotic. Do they use fresh ones or powder? I might give chilli cookies a go sometime later :o)

This reminds me there's chilli chocolate bar being sold at the supermarket, have you tried them before? I think it was by Cadbury.

Reanaclaire,
They tasted crunchy, fresh and absolutely different from those sweet ones.

Mei Teng said...

I might want to try baking some cookies and adding chillies for some kick...haha. Yes, I know they add chillies in chocolates but never tried them before. My friend tried the ice cream with chillies but she wasn't crazy about it.

uLi.佑莉 said...

Oh...never try biscuits with herbs and spice b4 leh, new to me~

XiaoBai said...

ohh.. they will look great when you pack them in like 6-8 pieces, tied with a ribbon and sell them or as gift :)

Krisno said...

Interesting..thanks for drop by..have a wonderful day.

Ai Shiang said...

Mei Teng,
Haha! I baked some cookies with chilli powder last night. Quite a taste! :o)

Uli,
Perhaps should give it a try huh?

Xiaobai,
Oh I bet so :o). By the way, there will be some soaps coming up.

Krisno,
Thank you back for stopping by :♦)

HappySurfer said...

Those sure look yummy. People experiment with all kinds of ingredients in food these days. There is even a wasabi ice-cream. Cinnamon buns and ginger biscuits are just what I've tasted so far, I think. A former colleague bakes some mean ginger cookies and we used to look forward to Christmas or when she surprised us with some, every now and again. Soaps? Bring them on. Looking forward to being delighted (yet again). Hi!

Ayie said...

looks good to me, i wouldn't mind having a bite too =)

Pete said...

Interesting, never thought of adding rosemary and thyme to cookies....have a nice weekend!

Ai Shiang said...

Happysurfer,
Is the wasabi in powder or fresh horse raddish on/in ice-cream? Oh! You're looking forward to soaps too? :♦). Will be posted soon.

Ayie,
If you were my neighbour you will surely get lots of food from me haha!

Pete,
Perhaps give it a try huh, Pete? Do try including chilli powder in cookies too. They taste good!

Ben said...

Wow! what a interesting cookies with spices and herbs... love to give it a try if I could found them :) By the way what is the plant the surrounding the cookies? They plant making the cookies so gorgeous and mysterious ;)

I'm not a journalist but my job require me to travel pretty frequent especially within Southeast Asia, taking care the environmental, safety and health performance and compliance of our clients' facilities and projects.

Ai Shiang said...

Ben,
Thanks for replying to my question :o). Lucky for you to travel around southeast asia.

Those plants surrounding the cookies are fresh rosemary. Rosemary is used in cooking. They go well with beef and lamb. And of course cookies too :♦)

fufu said...

wow =p erm but i want coconut cookies :)