I like rules, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a rule-follower in general.
I read furniture assembly instructions.
The best part of learning a new language for me is learning the grammar.
However, when it comes to cooking and baking, I am everything but a rule-follower!
I hate following recipes, and I’m always looking for food ideas that are unconventional.
So when this savory cookie idea came to me, I got excited.
I used one of my favorite cookie recipes as a base, and I added things that I like (olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian inspired dried herbs, fresh dill, black pepper).
So I was pretty confident that these would turn out good.
Well, these turned out not just good, but great!
These are salty and slightly sweet, the dangerous flavor combination that makes you want to keep eating!
Do not serve with milk. (lol)
Recommended beverage: chilled white wine.
Olive Sun-Dried Tomato Herbed Cookies– makes 24 cookies; adapted from this recipe
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup almond butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1.5 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
sundried tomato, chopped
black olives, chopped
dried Italian herbs
fresh dill, chopped
1. Mix all the ingredients.
2. Roll into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten a little.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.