Think of cookies and the first thing that generally comes to mind are sweet, round or shaped crunchy or crisp baked dough. I make different types of cookies quite often as my daughter loves home-made ones.
While I do enjoy the occasional cookie, I prefer savoury snacks to sweet as I have what I call a “savoury tooth” as opposed to the others here who have “sweet teeth”! So I’m always on the look out for something that’s salty (preferably a bit spicy too) as that perfect accompaniment to my tea.
This cookie is the result of some experimenting with some flavours we like. The butter and the pastry making technique produce a flaky and and slightly crisp cookie. You can use herbs of your choice like oregano, rosemary, basil or a mix of two herbs instead. Chives are another good thing to add. You could lightly flavour these cookies with garlic.
Leave out the black pepper and use red chilli flakes instead. Leave out the herbs altogether and use coarsely crushed cumin. The possibilities for different flavours/ flavour combinations are endless.