Oman Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Delicious and Savory Flavors

Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies

Oman Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Delicious and Savory Flavors
Region / culture: Oman | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 12


Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies
Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies

Cheese and oatmeal cookies are a delicious and savory twist on the classic sweet cookie. These cookies are perfect for those who prefer a more savory snack option or for those looking to try something new and different. The combination of cheese, cumin seeds, and black pepper gives these cookies a unique and flavorful taste that is sure to please your taste buds.


The exact origins of cheese and oatmeal cookies are unclear, but savory cookies have been enjoyed in various cultures for centuries. Cheese has long been a popular ingredient in savory baked goods, and the addition of oats adds a hearty and wholesome element to these cookies. This recipe is a modern take on traditional savory cookies, combining classic flavors with a unique twist.


How to prepare

  1. Cream the butter and cheese spread until it becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, black pepper, wheat flour, and oats and gently knead them into a soft dough.
  3. Roll out the dough into a sheet that is 6 mm (0.25") thick. Prick it with a fork at regular intervals.
  4. Using a 50 mm (2") cookie cutter, cut out 12 to 14 circles from the dough and place them on a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool.
  7. Store the cookies in an airtight container.


  • Add chopped nuts or seeds for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or parmesan, for a unique taste.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices, such as rosemary or paprika, to customize the flavor of the cookies.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cream the butter and cheese spread until light and fluffy to ensure a tender and crumbly texture in the cookies.

- Be gentle when kneading the dough to avoid overworking it, which can result in tough cookies.

- Prick the dough with a fork before baking to prevent air bubbles from forming and ensure even baking.

- Keep an eye on the cookies while baking, as they can quickly go from golden brown to burnt. Remove them from the oven as soon as they are done to avoid overcooking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cheese and oatmeal cookies as a snack or appetizer with a cup of tea or coffee. These cookies also pair well with soups or salads for a savory twist on a traditional meal.

Cooking Techniques

Creaming the butter and cheese spread until light and fluffy helps create a tender and crumbly texture in the cookies.

- Pricking the dough with a fork before baking helps prevent air bubbles from forming and ensures even baking.

- Rolling out the dough to a consistent thickness helps the cookies bake evenly and ensures a uniform texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have cheese spread, you can use grated cheese or cream cheese as a substitute.

- Whole wheat flour can be replaced with all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour for a different texture.

- Quick rolled oats can be swapped for old-fashioned oats or instant oats, depending on your preference.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the dough for cheese and oatmeal cookies ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to bake, simply roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, and bake as directed.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange cheese and oatmeal cookies on a platter or serving tray for a beautiful presentation. You can also stack the cookies in a jar or tin for a thoughtful homemade gift.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair cheese and oatmeal cookies with a glass of white wine or a cold beer for a delicious snack combination. These cookies also go well with a side of fresh fruit or vegetables for a balanced and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store cheese and oatmeal cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. To reheat, place the cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C (360°F) for a few minutes until warm and crispy.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheese and oatmeal cookies contains approximately 150 calories. Calories provide the energy needed for daily activities and functions, and it's important to balance calorie intake with physical activity.


Each serving of cheese and oatmeal cookies contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body's primary source of energy and are essential for fueling daily activities and functions.


Each serving of cheese and oatmeal cookies contains approximately 10 grams of fat. Fat is an important macronutrient that provides energy, supports cell growth, and helps the body absorb vitamins.


Each serving of cheese and oatmeal cookies contains approximately 3 grams of protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, as well as supporting immune function and hormone production.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese and oatmeal cookies are a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and iron. Calcium is important for bone health, vitamin A supports vision and immune function, and iron is essential for oxygen transport in the body.


Cheese and oatmeal cookies contain dairy and wheat ingredients, which may be allergens for some individuals. Be sure to check for any allergies or dietary restrictions before consuming these cookies.


Cheese and oatmeal cookies are a delicious and savory snack option that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Enjoy these cookies in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Cheese and oatmeal cookies are a unique and flavorful twist on the classic sweet cookie. With a combination of cheese, cumin seeds, and black pepper, these savory cookies are sure to delight your taste buds. Enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, or accompaniment to your favorite meal for a delicious and satisfying treat.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha. She was known for her delicious baked goods, and I always looked forward to trying whatever new creation she had whipped up. That day, she handed me a plate of the most delectable cookies I had ever tasted. They were cheesy, sweet, and had a lovely crunch from the oatmeal. I couldn't stop eating them, and I begged Martha for the recipe.

With a twinkle in her eye, Martha told me that the recipe was a family secret passed down from generation to generation. She hesitated for a moment before finally agreeing to share it with me. As I scribbled down the ingredients and instructions, Martha told me the story behind the recipe.

The recipe for Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies had originated from Martha's great-grandmother, who was a renowned baker in their small town. She had a knack for combining unexpected ingredients to create unique and delicious treats. One day, she had run out of traditional cookie ingredients and decided to experiment with what she had on hand - cheese and oatmeal. The result was a delightful cookie that quickly became a family favorite.

Martha's great-grandmother had passed the recipe down to her daughter, who in turn passed it down to Martha. Over the years, the recipe had been tweaked and perfected, but the core ingredients remained the same - sharp cheddar cheese, old-fashioned oats, and a touch of sugar.

As I left Martha's house that day, clutching the precious recipe in my hand, I knew I had stumbled upon something special. I couldn't wait to try my hand at making these Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies in my own kitchen.

When I got home, I gathered the ingredients and set to work. The scent of melting cheese and toasting oats filled the air, and I felt a sense of nostalgia for the time spent with Martha and her family. As the cookies baked in the oven, I could hardly contain my excitement.

When they were finally done, I took a bite and was immediately transported back to Martha's kitchen. The cookies were just as delicious as I remembered - cheesy, sweet, and utterly addictive. I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in my own collection.

Over the years, I have shared the recipe for Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies with friends and family, just as Martha had shared it with me. Each time I bake a batch, I am reminded of that warm summer day and the joy of discovering something new and delicious.

In a way, this recipe has become more than just a cookie recipe to me. It is a reminder of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories, and to pass down traditions from one generation to the next. And for that, I am forever grateful to Martha and her great-grandmother for sharing this special recipe with me.


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