Turkish Salted Cookies


YIELD: Serves 24 Cookies - Prep Time: 15 M - Cook Time: 20 M - Total Time: 35 M


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1,5 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 sacht baking powder (7,5 g)
You will also need:
  • 1 egg yolk, to brush the top
  • sesame seeds, poppy seeds or nigella seeds


1. Preheat the oven to 190C 374F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, oil, water, sugar, salt and ground black pepper. Stir in half of the flour and baking powder. Add the remaining flour and knead until a smooth ball of dough begins to form. Add more flour inf dough is too sticky.
3. Roll dough into equal size balls (about 24 balls) and place on lined baking sheet.
Flatten each ball with a fork. Brush top with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or nigella seeds. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.



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