Paneer Cheese Cookies Recipe from Singapore

Cheese Cookies

Paneer Cheese Cookies Recipe from Singapore
Region / culture: Singapore | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 12


Cheese Cookies
Cheese Cookies

Cheese cookies are a delightful treat that combines the savory flavor of cheese with the sweetness of sugar and the crunch of almonds. These cookies are perfect for a snack or dessert and are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.


The origins of cheese cookies can be traced back to traditional Indian cuisine, where paneer (a type of soft cheese) is commonly used in sweet and savory dishes. Over time, this recipe has evolved to include a variety of ingredients such as nuts and spices, creating a unique and delicious cookie that is loved by many.


How to prepare

  1. Beat the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and lemon juice, and beat well.
  3. Now add the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  4. Mix the paneer and beat until it is well blended.
  5. Add the almonds and mix well.
  6. Shape the mixture into small flattish rounds.
  7. Preheat the oven.
  8. Place a few biscuits at a time on a baking sheet.
  9. Ensure they are placed far apart to allow the biscuits to expand.
  10. Bake at 150°C for 15 minutes or until they turn light brown.
  11. Allow them to cool for some time before removing.
  12. Store in air-tight jars.


  • Add chocolate chips or dried fruit for a sweeter cookie.
  • Substitute walnuts or pecans for the almonds for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy to ensure a soft and tender cookie.

- Be careful not to overmix the dough, as this can result in tough cookies.

- Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing to prevent them from becoming soggy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cheese cookies with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delightful afternoon treat.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to preheat the oven before baking the cookies to ensure even cooking.

- Use a light hand when shaping the cookies to prevent them from becoming tough.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use ricotta cheese or cream cheese in place of paneer.

- Use ghee or coconut oil in place of butter.

Make Ahead Tips

The dough for cheese cookies can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.

Presentation Ideas

Serve cheese cookies on a decorative platter with a dusting of powdered sugar for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair cheese cookies with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store cheese cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

- To reheat, place cookies in a 300°F oven for 5 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheese cookies contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of cheese cookies contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cheese cookies contains approximately 8 grams of fat.


Each serving of cheese cookies contains approximately 4 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese cookies are a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and iron.


Cheese cookies contain dairy (paneer), nuts (almonds), and eggs.


Cheese cookies are a delicious treat that is relatively low in carbohydrates and high in protein and healthy fats. They are a great option for those looking for a satisfying snack or dessert.


Cheese cookies are a delightful and unique treat that combines the flavors of cheese, sugar, and almonds in a delicious cookie. Whether enjoyed as a snack or dessert, these cookies are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cheese Cookies. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl living in a small village in the countryside. I had always been fascinated by the art of cooking, and I was constantly seeking out new recipes to try.

One day, while visiting a neighbor's house, I stumbled upon a worn, tattered cookbook that was filled with all sorts of delicious-sounding recipes. As I flipped through the pages, my eyes landed on a recipe for Cheese Cookies that immediately caught my attention. I had never heard of such a thing before, and I was intrigued by the idea of combining two of my favorite foods - cheese and cookies.

Excited by the prospect of trying something new, I asked my neighbor if I could borrow the cookbook so that I could copy down the recipe. She happily agreed, and I spent the rest of the afternoon carefully transcribing the ingredients and instructions onto a piece of paper.

The next day, I set out to gather all of the necessary ingredients for the Cheese Cookies. I had to visit several different shops in town to find everything I needed, but I was determined to make this recipe work. After a few hours of searching, I finally had everything I needed, and I eagerly returned home to start baking.

As I mixed together the flour, butter, and cheese, I couldn't help but feel a sense of anticipation building inside of me. The aroma of the ingredients filled the kitchen, and I knew that I was onto something special. I carefully rolled out the dough, cut it into small rounds, and popped them into the oven to bake.

As the cookies baked, the kitchen was filled with the delicious scent of melting cheese and butter. I anxiously watched through the oven window as the cookies began to turn a lovely golden brown color. When they were finally done, I eagerly pulled them out of the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

I couldn't wait to taste my creation, and when I finally took my first bite of a Cheese Cookie, I was blown away by the flavor. The combination of buttery dough and rich cheese was like nothing I had ever tasted before. It was a perfect balance of savory and sweet, and I knew that I had stumbled upon something truly special.

From that day on, Cheese Cookies became a staple in my baking repertoire. I made them for every special occasion, from birthdays to holidays, and they were always a hit with friends and family alike. I even started experimenting with different types of cheese, adding in herbs and spices to create new and exciting flavor combinations.

Over the years, I shared my recipe for Cheese Cookies with countless people, passing it down from generation to generation. It became a beloved family tradition, and whenever I baked a batch of Cheese Cookies, I could feel the love and memories of all those who had come before me.

Now, as I sit here in my kitchen, surrounded by the familiar smells and sounds of baking, I can't help but feel grateful for that fateful day when I first discovered the recipe for Cheese Cookies. It has brought me so much joy and satisfaction over the years, and I know that it will continue to be a cherished part of my family's culinary legacy for generations to come.


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