Savory Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies Recipe

Come closer, bread lovers! I have got a recipe that will blow your minds away. Get ready to savor the comforting and hearty flavors of onion soup cocktail cookies – a recipe that promises to become your new favorite snack.

If you are a fan of the classic French Onion Soup, then this dish is a dream come true for you. The French Onion Soup has been relished across the globe for decades, and its unique flavors – buttery onions infused in rich beef broth, topped with crispy croutons and melted Gruyère cheese – are adored by many. But how about incorporating these flavors in a crunchy cookie that wouldn’t need a spoon or a fork? Intriguing right?

My onion soup cocktail cookies recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy all in one bite. Imagine serving these delectable treats to your friends and family while relaxing in front of the fire on a chilly night. Trust me; you will be the talk of the town after trying out this unique cookie recipe.

So let’s get started and create something new from something old. This recipe fuses classic French Onion Soup with buttery cookies to create a deadly combination that is destined to make an everlasting impression on your taste buds!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies
Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies

You might be wondering, why in the world would anyone make onion soup cocktail cookies? Let me tell you, once you taste them, you’ll be a convert. These savory bites are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, and full of that irresistible umami flavor that we all love.

What sets this recipe apart from other cookie recipes is the onion soup mix. It infuses the entire dough with its rich savory flavor, making every bite a delight for your taste buds. And don’t forget about the caramelized onions! Their sweetness perfectly balances out the intensity of the soup mix.

But that’s not all. These cookies are incredibly versatile. You can serve them as a side dish alongside a bowl of your favorite French onion soup, or as an interesting addition to any cheese plate. They even make for a unique dessert when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

If you’re hesitant about trying this recipe because savory cookies seem like an odd idea, take it from me: these onion soup cocktail cookies are a game-changer in the world of cookies. Give them a try and I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A mouthwatering batch of Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies just out of the oven
A mouthwatering batch of Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies just out of the oven

Here’s what you need to make these savory cocktail cookies:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 package of onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of caramelized onions, thinly sliced
  • Beef broth or water (optional, as needed to moisten dough)

For the onion soup mixture, use your favorite French onion soup recipe or mix. You can also make vegetarian French onion soup by using a vegetable broth instead of beef broth. I recommend making caramelized onions ahead of time so that they are cool by the time you need to use them in the recipe.

If you prefer, you can also substitute some ingredients to satisfy your preference, such as using a red onion instead of caramelized onions or creating your own onion gruyère biscuits by adding gruyère cheese to the dough.

The Recipe How-To

 These savory bites have the perfect balance of onion soup mix and creaminess
These savory bites have the perfect balance of onion soup mix and creaminess

Let’s get our hands dirty and dive into the recipe! Here’s everything you need to know about making these Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies that will have your taste buds singing praises.


To make the Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies, you’ll need a few basic ingredients that most good bakers already have in their pantry. The list includes:
– 2 cups of flour (10 oz.)
– 7/8 cup of unsalted butter, softened (7 oz.)
– 1/2 cup of onion soup mix
– 3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Prepping the Dough

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, onion soup mix, and grated cheddar cheese. Add the softened butter and use your stand mixer or hand mixer to blend all ingredients together until a cohesive dough forms.

Shaping Your Cookies

Next, separate the dough into small portions, roughly ½ tablespoon each. Roll each piece between your palms until they become small balls, then flatten them out slightly so that they become shaped like cookies. Place each cookie onto a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.

Adding Toppings

Before baking your onion cocktail cookies, brush each one with a thin coat of olive oil lightly to add some additional flavoring onto the top of the cookies.

Baking Time

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown on top.

Once you take these biscuits out of the oven and smell their aromatic French onion savory flavor, you will know why they are my favorite French onion soup cocktail cookies! Serve it as a side dish for french short rib soup or pair it with red onions for vegetarian french onion soup recipes.

Substitutions and Variations

 Golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside
Golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside

Now, let’s talk about the fun part: substitutions and variations! One of the great things about this recipe is that you can easily modify it to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are a few ideas to get your creativity going.

– Vegetarian French Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies: If you’re a vegetarian, you can use vegetable broth instead of beef broth for a delicious alternative to the classic recipe. You could also add some mushrooms or other vegetables to the caramelized onions for extra flavor.

– Short Rib Soup Cocktail Cookies: For a heartier version of this recipe, try using leftover short rib soup instead of onion soup mix. The savory beef flavor will be a perfect complement to the cheesy, buttery goodness of these cookies.

– Red Onion and Cheddar Cheese Cocktail Cookies: If you love red onions (who doesn’t?), try substituting them for the yellow onions in this recipe for a unique twist. You could also swap out some of the regular cheddar cheese for smoked cheddar or another type of cheese that you love.

– French Onion Gruyère Biscuits: If you want to really up the fancy factor, try substituting gruyère cheese for some (or all) of the cheddar cheese in this recipe. The result will be rich, nutty biscuits that will impress even your most discerning dinner guests.

– Slow Cooker French Onion Soup with Cookie Croutons: Okay, hear me out on this one. What if you used this recipe to make mini cocktail cookies and then used them as croutons in a slow cooker version of French onion soup? I know it sounds crazy, but I promise it’s worth trying at least once.

Of course, these are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to experiment with other substitutions and variations until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Who said cookies had to be sweet? Try these unforgettable savory cookies!
Who said cookies had to be sweet? Try these unforgettable savory cookies!

Once the onion soup cocktail cookies have cooled down, you can serve them immediately as a delightful snack or appetizer. These cookies are perfect for entertaining guests or as a side dish with your favorite French soup. They’re also an excellent accompaniment to beef broth, short rib soup or vegetarians French onion soup.

To make your serving more aesthetically pleasing, arrange the cookies on a platter and garnish with thinly sliced red onions. You could also pair these savory bites with a glass of white wine or beer, which would help cleanse the palate and enhance the flavor.

These onion soup cocktail cookies can be served warm, at room temperature or even chilled. You’ll want to make enough of them to satisfy everyone’s cravings because they are so addictive!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for entertaining guests or as a satisfying snack on a cozy night in
Perfect for entertaining guests or as a satisfying snack on a cozy night in

If you’re planning to make these delightful onion soup cocktail cookies ahead of time, you can prepare the dough in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Just make sure to let the dough come to room temperature before rolling and cutting it.

After baking, let the onion soup cocktail cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. These cookies will stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can also freeze them for up to three months. Just make sure that the cookies are stored in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

When it comes to reheating, these cookies taste best when served warm out of the oven. To reheat previously baked onion soup cocktail cookies, simply preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), place the cookies on a baking sheet and warm them up for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Remember not to overheat them, as they can become dry or burnt. Always keep an eye on them and remove from oven when done just right!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure to sprinkle some finely chopped chives on top for the ultimate flavor explosion
Make sure to sprinkle some finely chopped chives on top for the ultimate flavor explosion

Making onion soup cocktail cookies may seem easy, but achieving the perfect texture and flavor takes some practice. Here are some tips to help you make the best onion soup cocktail cookies:

1. Use cold butter

Using cold butter will ensure that your dough does not get too soft and sticky, which can result in cookies that spread too much while baking. Cut the butter into small cubes and keep it in the fridge until ready to use.

2. Knead the dough gently

Over-kneading can result in tough cookies, so be gentle when working with the dough. Only knead until the dough is smooth and combined.

3. Chill the dough

Chilling the dough before rolling it out will make it easier to handle and prevent it from sticking to your work surface. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

4. Use quality ingredients

Using high-quality ingredients like fresh onions, beef broth, worcestershire sauce, and grated cheddar cheese, will make a significant difference in the taste of your cookies.

5. Flatten the cookies slightly before baking

Gently press down on each cookie with a fork or flat-bottomed glass before baking. This will help create a uniform shape and ensure even baking.

6. Watch your oven temperature

Check your oven temperature regularly using an oven thermometer to ensure that it is accurate. An oven that runs too hot or too cool can affect your baking time and result in unevenly cooked cookies.

7. Let them cool completely before serving

Allowing your onion soup cocktail cookies to cool completely will help them firm up and develop their full flavor. Resist the urge to try one straight out of the oven!

Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to making delicious, savory onion soup cocktail cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies recipe I have shared with you is a unique and delicious twist on classic onion soup. The delicate balance of flavors in these savory treats will leave you and your guests wanting more.

Not only are these cookies easy to make, they also offer versatility in serving as a side dish or a cocktail nibble. The caramelized onion gruyère biscuits are perfect for vegetarian french onion soup lovers, while the short rib soup with red onions is ideal for meat-lovers.

I strongly recommend you try this recipe and enjoy its rich and tempting flavors. Don’t be shy to experiment with different substitutions or variations, as the possibilities are endless.

Thank you for considering my Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies recipe. I hope it will become a new favorite in your recipe collection!

Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies

Onion Soup Cocktail Cookies Recipe

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Calories: 2354.4kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 7/8 cup flour
  • 10 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons onion soup mix



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Serving: 529g | Calories: 2354.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 87.2g | Protein: 82.8g | Fat: 187.1g | Saturated Fat: 118.3g | Cholesterol: 541.7mg | Sodium: 2416.5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1.8g

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