11 Savory Cookie Ideas if You Don’t Have a Sweet Tooth

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The U.S. cookie market value was worth more than $11.6 billion last year and it’s projected to continue to grow. That’s a lot of cookies being sold and eaten!

But who says cookies have to be sweet all the time? These amazing savory cookies will satisfy your savory cravings!

For just a while, let’s divert our attention from chocolate chip and sugar cookies and concentrate on these cheesy, earthy, and herb-flavored treats. You never know, one of these savory cookie recipes just might become your new favorite!

1. Cheddar and Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

We already consider anything with cheese on it to be a guaranteed hit. That’s why we had to mention these mouthwatering cheddar and rosemary shortbread cookies!

They have an absurd amount of crumbliness, butter, and cheese, as well as a beautiful rosemary earthiness.

Although the batter is quite straightforward—just a combination of flour, butter, and sugar—the cheddar cheese and rosemary significantly enhance the flavor.

It’s remarkable how two basic ingredients can turn a bland dish into a delectable pleasure.

2. Parmesan Cheese Biscuit Cookies

You can tell how buttery these biscuit cookies are just by reading the name. However, you should definitely turn away if you’re on a diet!

They not only look fantastic, but they also smell divine. They must be, as they are mostly composed of butter and cheese. Baked into small rounds, they are considered “cookies” but have more of a bready texture.

They are incredibly rich, crispy, and cheesy. You won’t be able to stop after just one bite.

3. Savory Oatmeal Cookies

The combination of salty and sweet flavors in these oatmeal cookies will win you over.

Although oatmeal is typically linked with sweet foods, the natural oaty flavor of the ingredient really comes out in this recipe.

These delicious cookies are made with rolled oats, olive oil, parmesan cheese, rosemary, and brown sugar. The parmesan cheese adds some flavor to the oatmeal cookies, making them super unique and tasty.

4. Savory Thumbprint Cookies With Bourbon Tomato Jam

Are you looking for the perfect unique appetizer for your party or tailgate? Your new go-to will undoubtedly be bourbon tomato jam on thumbprint cookies.

They initially have the same appearance as customary sweet thumbprint cookies. However, hold off until you take your first bite. These salty cookies are filled with a hot, bourbon-spiked tomato jam.

The flavor of the jam complements the crunchy, salty experience of the thumbprint cookies, making this dish perfectly snackable.

5. Cumin Cookies

If you want to satisfy your appetite for something exotic, try this dish.

Jeera biscuits (cumin biscuits) are eggless cookies in the style of an Indian bakery that are sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy, and crumbly.

These Indian-style cookies are often flavored with cumin and other spices known as jeera or zeera. They pair beautifully with a cup of chai tea thanks to their deliciously earthy flavor combination.

6. Stilton Walnut Cracker Cookies

These gluten-free savory biscuits from Britain are deliciously crunchy with a kick of Stilton. They’re simple to make and a great complement to any cheeseboard.

These savory shortbread biscuits stuffed with Stilton cheese and walnuts are a fabulous prelude to any meal. They also make a great appetizer that’s simple to create yet unique in flavor.

They appear so unassuming, but they are quite addictive. They are exceedingly hard to resist because of the delicious combination of salty and nutty flavors.

7. Cranberry and Rosemary Butter Cookies

Christmas arrived early, thanks to these seasonal treats!

These three ingredients—cranberry, rosemary, and butter—reveal just how absurdly delicious these cookies are. We’re suckers for flavor combinations like this.

Additionally, there is lemon zest added. The lemon zest adds another level of taste to the cookies, making them even more of an experience for your taste buds.

8. Savory Tomato Cookies With Basil Pesto

Think you could get on board with tomato cookies?

Due to the brown sugar and sun-dried tomatoes, the cookies themselves are both sweet and salty. Cream cheese, ground pine nuts, garlic, parmesan, and basil are all included in the filling. This gives the pastries an odd but undeniably delicious flavor.

9. Lemon Basil Cookies

Don’t be deceived by the fact that lemon basil cookies sometimes appeal to be somewhat dense. They are as light as air!

In fact, lemon basil cookies are really soft and fluffy inside and have a great crunch on the outside. They’ll make a fruity, refreshing snack for the summer when flavored with fresh lemon and basil.

10. Tahini Miso Cookies

Because they contain both brown sugar and butter, these cookies should taste somewhat sweet, like butterscotch.

However, they are not just butterscotch cookies. They have a unique tang and savory flavor to them.

Miso paste and tahini are what distinguish them. The flavors blend well together despite your initial doubts. Trust us, just try one!

11. Sun-Dried Tomato Parmesan Biscuits

These cookies are absurdly fantastic thanks to the chewiness of the sun-dried tomatoes and the saltiness of the parmesan cheese. They make the perfect snack or even appetizer for a larger dinner.

You’ll also enjoy how the sweetness of the tomatoes offsets the sharpness of the parmesan.

Branch Out by Trying These Savory Cookies

You can eat these delicious delicacies as a side dish or as a snack with butter and/or your preferred spreads. Of course, they are excellent enough to be eaten by themselves!

You’ll never run out of savory cookie ideas to try, from umami-rich cheddar to spicy cumin to savory tomato. The most difficult decision is which to eat first!

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