• 150 grams (5.3 ounces) butter
  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • A small bunch of greens (e.g., parsley or dill)
  • 1 egg yolk for greasing


  • Blender or food processor

    A must-have for chopping butter into flour—this equipment ensures your dough has the right texture.

  • Knife

    Sharp and sturdy, perfect for finely chopping garlic and herbs.

  • Parchment paper

    Essential for rolling out and baking the dough without any sticking issues.

  • Baking sheet

    Make sure it's clean and flat to get evenly baked cookies every time.

  • Glass or cookie cutter

    Helps you achieve uniform cookie shapes effortlessly.


Step 1

1. Sift the flour with baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Sifting helps to remove lumps and ensures an even mixture.

Step 2

2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Use a knife, a blender, or your fingertips to blend the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Work quickly to avoid melting the butter.

Step 3

3. Finely chop the garlic and greens, then add them to the flour and butter mixture. Mix until evenly distributed.

Step 4

4. Add the cottage cheese and sour cream to the mixture. Stir quickly to combine, then knead just until a homogeneous dough forms. Avoid over-kneading to keep the cookies tender.

Step 5

5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes or longer. Chilling the dough helps to firm it up, making it easier to roll out.

Step 6

6. Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C).

Step 7

7. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, lightly dusting with flour as needed to prevent sticking. Rolling between parchment makes handling the dough easier and cleaner.

Step 8

8. Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. Fold each circle in half, then in half again to form a quarter-circle shape.

Step 9

9. Place the shaped cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Brush the tops with a mixture of egg yolk and a bit of water. This gives the cookies a beautiful golden color when baked.

Step 10

10. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are a bright golden color. Keep an eye on the cookies towards the end of the baking time to prevent over-browning.


Once your cookies are freshly baked and cooled to perfection, consider serving them in a delightful array of ways:

✨ **Party Platter:** Elevate your party finger food game by serving these cookies on a beautifully arranged platter. Add some cheese, olives, and grapes for a gourmet touch.

☕ **Tea Time Companion:** Pair them with a warm cup of tea or coffee. The savory herbs in the cookies complement hot beverages perfectly, making your tea time extra special.

🥂 **Wine Night:** These cookies are an excellent addition to your wine night, especially when paired with a dry white wine. The flavors blend seamlessly, making for a sophisticated snacking experience.

👩‍🍳 **Personal Treats:** Store them in an airtight container and enjoy them as a snack throughout the week. They're a great lunchtime addition or a quick pick-me-up during work breaks.


Want to enjoy these cookies but need a **gluten-free** or **vegan** version? We've got you covered:

🌾 **Gluten-Free:** Replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure all ingredients you use are certified gluten-free to avoid any contamination.

🌱 **Vegan:** Swap the butter for a plant-based butter alternative and replace the egg yolk with almond milk for greasing. Use vegan garlic and herb cheese for an equally flavorful twist.


  • What should I do if my dough is too sticky?

    Add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until it's manageable. Make sure to refrigerate the dough adequately.

  • Can I use a different type of cheese?

    Yes, you can experiment with other cheeses, but cottage cheese adds a unique texture and flavor that's hard to beat!

  • How do I store leftover cookies?

    Place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or refrigerate for up to a week.

  • Can I freeze the dough?

    Absolutely! Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before use.

  • Can I double the recipe?

    Sure thing! Just make sure you have enough equipment and oven space to handle the extra batches.

  • What's the best way to ensure even baking?

    Bake your cookies in the middle of the oven and rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time.

Nutrition facts

Herbs cottage cheese cookies
Recipe Yield:24 cookies
Calories:Per serving: 70-80 calories
Calories (Min - Max):70 - 80
Total Fat:4.5g
Saturated Fat:2.5g
Total Carbohydrate:6g
Total Sugars:0.5g