Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pepper Cumin Cookies and Sunshine Award

Pepper Cumin Cookies ... A unique combination of flavors, salty & spicy with a hint of sweetness.

Pepper Cumin Cookies 

Source : NYTimes.com

Makes : 30 cookies

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp.  sugar
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 2 tsp.   grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp.  black peppercorns, cracked
  • 1 tsp.  cumin seeds, cracked
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened slightly and cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla extract
Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment / baking paper.
  • Put the flour, sugar, salt, lemon zest, cracked peppercorns and cumin seeds in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Add the butter and vanilla and pulse until mixture just forms a dough.
  • Place the dough on a work surface and shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet and flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake at 180 C for about 12 - 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the baking sheet and place them on a rack to cool.
Note :
  • Watch carefully as these cookies brown quickly. Remove them from the oven as soon the edges just start to turn golden.

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I was awarded Sunshine Award by Michelle of Michelle's Tasty Creations and Crafty Ideas. Michelle is a wonderful blogger friend. Her blog is full of delicious recipes and crafty ideas, plus she hosts a weekly linky party. Please check out her awesome blog, if you haven't already. I'm sure you're going to love it. Thank you so much Michelle for this lovely award ... I'm truly touched! I am offering this award to all my blog friends because each of you constantly encourage me with your sweet comments. Thank you so much Michelle once again :)

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Crispy & nicely spiced!! Bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Flavorful cookies... Looks so crunchy

  3. Ambreen these are lovely looking cookies and i am sure perfect for tea. Nice to see perfectly spiced cookies and apt photographs dear...

  4. Congrats on this award & you really deserve my friend! and the post is yummy as your other posts. Thanks a lot for sharing recipe!

  5. hi ambreen! yet another beautiful recipe! loving the ingredients ....looks lovely!

  6. Love these cookies..presentation is awesome!

  7. lovely cookies. perfect with evening cup of tea.

  8. Fantastic cookies,feel like munching some, congrats on ur award.

  9. Savory cookies! I haven't try any savory cookies before, but this one looks really good. Congratulation on your award!

  10. Love the flavourful cookies …
    Congratulate on the award...

  11. Love it! Ambreen you always post the best recipes!

  12. I like cumin cookies and I make them totally vegan. Nice touch of lemon zest. Would try next time.

  13. looks crispy and wonderful... loved it

  14. Congrats on the award and beautiful cookies my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Cumin and peper in cookies?
    It's the 1st time I hear or see such cookies and I'm intrigued!
    These cookies look wonderful and I'm super curious about the taste

  16. I could have that entire stack, ty :) looks awesome - always like spiced and sweet cookies!

  17. Awesome looking cookies... Nice presentation

  18. Such beautiful spices in these cookies. I am sure cumin gave them the perfect kick!

  19. Dear friend,
    You are teasing me!!! They look soooooo delicious.

  20. hi ambreen. such beautiful looking cookies. very curious to try out spicy cookies like your cumin with pepper. must be delicious. have a nice day

  21. Mmmmmm! What a wonderful combination of flavors! I look forward to trying them!

  22. Lovely and nice version of cookies, the savory with pepper and cumin.

  23. ♡✿彡╮

    Mmmmmmmmm... deliciosos, que vontade de comer alguns deles.
    Bom fim de semana!

  24. Congrats on your award !! Delicious cookies !!

    Inviting you to join
    "Onam Sadhya ~ The Grand Feast"

    Sharans Samayalarai

  25. such a creative cookie idea - can't wait to try it

  26. Interesting flavours for a cookie!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  27. Cumin in a cookie? I am intrigued! They look beautiful and you took some nice shots. Congrats on your award and thanks for linking up :)

  28. Hi Ambreen,
    I am so excited about these cookies, I can't wait to make them. We are going to just love this combination of flavor. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. Cumin: always a taste bud sensation! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  30. Those look great! I love cumin!

  31. It's so fun to see recipes from around the globe. Those cookies look delicious. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back on Friday.

  32. Great Recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is now opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  33. Our Mayor's wife made cookies with pepper in them and I was surprised how wonderful they were. Can't wait to give these a try. I'll be featuring these at this week's Thursday's Treasures. Thanks for sharing, pinned.

  34. What a great combo of flavors!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

  35. Ambreen,
    You are so welcome for the award. You truly deserve it! Thanks for the shout out too.

    These cookies look amazing. Thank you so much for linking up your wonderful recipes each week to Creative Thursday. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. I wouldn’t be able to do these wonderful parties without your participation. Have a wonderful week.


  36. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  37. Look tasty :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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