Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies

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These Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies are flaky, rich, buttery, delicious, and utterly addictive savory biscuits.

Confusing Names

Well, did you notice I just used both “cookies” and “biscuits” in one sentence? Indeed, that happens once in a while when I’m not sure which word to choose.

Partially, the reason is that English is my second language, and sometimes the same thing may have a slightly different way of using in different languages. Also, this culinary terminology might be a little confusing too.

I believe once I gave this example. In Russia, most of the sweets like chocolates, truffles, toffee, bonbons, and some other are called “candy”. Even dried fruit or nuts covered in chocolate are the candy.

On the other hand, treats made of chocolate, cream, butter, and cocoa (With a few acceptable additional things like praline or other fillings) can be proudly named “truffles”. However, in the North American tradition, people call truffles many things even if they don’t include any chocolate, butter, and cream.

For instance, these Baileys Truffles are a good example of what I consider truffles while these Red Velvet Christmas Truffles aren’t.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies

Or let’s talk these Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies. In Russia, all cookies are just the cookies. In Canada, I’ve seen quite a lot of people being baffled when I said “savory cookies”. In their understanding, cookies should only be sweet (or sweet and salty).

Cheese cookies are biscuits, in their book. Well, for me, the word “biscuit” is associated with some thick and fluffy thing like scones or famous biscuits for a gravy.

Go figure!

These cookies are loaded with cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and herbs. They are the perfect addition to your light dinner or a cup of coffee (Yes, they are particularly good with your Saturday/Sunday morning coffee. Especially when someone makes and brings them to you. Check it out.)

There are many ingredients which will go well with these savory cookies so please stay updated cause I’m going to be showing more savory ideas shortly.

So go ahead, make these Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies, and then decide whether they are savory cookies or biscuits. And try these Cheddar Cranberry Walnut Rosemary Cookies too!

5 thoughts on “Sun-Dried Tomato Cheddar Cookies

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh, I totally agree with you about the biscuits and cookies thing! I have to stop and think about it whenever I’m talking to someone from another country. For me, biscuits are exactly what you describe. Soft, fluffy bread that’s perfect for butter and jam. Cookies are always sweet. But I’m digging the idea of a savory cookie…and this sun dried tomato + cheddar combo sounds rather addicting. Come to think of it, I bet these savory cookies would disappear faster than the sweet ones around here! Love these cookies/crackers/who cares what they’re called! Haha! :-)
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