I searched through the internet for spicy cookies and did not land any recipes that matched the vague description of the cookie forming in my mind.Finally I decided to brave it out and try my own recipe.I tried it in a small quantity for the first batch and was ready to write off the quantity of flour I used as an experiment gone wrong if required.Boy was I wrong,this turned out to be just right with the right amount of flavors and spices and the right crunch too.I simply loved this one and did not have to think twice about the second batch.This is an excellent tea time snack.
Ingredients and method to make the Spicy Cumin Cookie
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp chili powder (or according to taste)
3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
3 tbsp oil.
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 deg F
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients,then add the oil,ghee and milk.
Knead to make a dough that is not too sticky.Add a few drops of water only if required.
Roll out the dough using a rolling pin and cut into desired shape or just make small lime sized balls and flatten it a little I made one batch of each.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the cut or flattened cookies on it and bake for about 25 minutes or until pale golden brown
Cool and store in an airtight container.