Vegetable Cookies

I tried out a vegetable cookies recipe from this book today and I'm quite satisfied with the result. The cookies are coated with white sesame and then baked with freshly sliced vegetables, and that makes the cookies light, crunchy and juicy at the same time.

I used sliced capsicums and brocollis, but other vegetables and fruits such as asparagus, lotus roots or apples should work well with the cookies too. The recipe calls for frying of the cookies, but I chose to bake it instead.

The cookies might get soggy from the vegetables if they are kept for too long, and so I suggest that these cookies are to be consumed within the same day as they are made. That shouldn't be too difficult, I think, as the recipe only yield about 7 to 8 cookies. :-P

Vegetable Cookies Recipe

20g butter, at room temperature
20g caster sugar
30g egg
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp milk
7 or 8 slices of the vegetables of your choice
white sesame, baked in oven for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned

1) Mix flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2) Add in egg and butter, and then knead mixture into a dough by hand.
3) Add in milk and knead the dough until smooth.
4) Tear off a piece of dough, roll into a ball with palms and then flatten it.
(Note: when the ball is flattened, the size should be slightly larger than your sliced vegetables)
5) Press a piece of vegetable onto the dough and then coat both sides with white sesame.
6) Arrange the cookies dough with vegetables on a tray, bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg C for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.


Anonymous said…
Well now, that is a first!
They look fantastic!
Michelle said…
I have to say, although they look pretty, and I usually never turn down a cookie, I'm not sure even the adventurous eater in me can get into these!
Anonymous said…
Vegetable + cookie? I'd never think of putting the two together! Looks interesting! I'd love to try it, since I like vegetables.

Wonder why the original recipe called for frying the cookies instead of baking?
didally said…
This is very interesting! I've never seen cookies like that before. Really does attract veggie lovers.
Stardust said…
Whew... This is incredible!! It looks so very presentable and should serve so well as starters, and most of all, it's healthy! I want a Brocolli piece now! =D
daphne said…
That's a FIRST for me. Vege cookies. That should get the kids eating (when i hv kids that is).
Y said…
Sounds like the kind of thing where people go, "It's so crazy, it might just work!" .. and it looks like it does ! :)
Clumbsy Cookie said…
These are just so cute and a perfect way to eat vegetables!
Deborah said…
I love the look of these! What a fun and interesting cookie!
me suaku leh... first time see vegetable cookies, very interesting. Great idea and so healthy.
chicchicbaby said…
Found my way thru Edith's blog, these cookies look wonderfully healthy, gonna try with carrots. Thanks for sharing the recipe : )
The DeL Sisters said…
Those are so creative! I would have never thought of that!
babe_kl said…
they look so beautiful!
R said…
wa.. i nv seen tis. u really had good recipe. Btw, ur previous 'dog' cookie looks cute! I tot ur prince will gobbled it in no time. :)
Jo said…
The cookies sure look interesting although I am not sure how my son likes with vegetables on his cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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