These Palm Cheese Cookies are easy, crunchy cookies with savory cheddar cheese cookie dough inside and crunchy palm sugar outside.
I have got a really fun recipe to share with you guys today. Today’s Palm Cheese Cookies recipe is an effortless and fun twist on the previous Cheddar Cheese Snowball Cookies.
These cookies use the same cookie dough with little modifications. However, instead of rolling the cookies in powdered sugar, these Palm Cheese Cookies are rolled in palm sugar. Yes, all that brownish signature exterior comes from palm sugar.
I thought this kind of cookie will be pretty sweet because of all of that sugar coating. However, they are surprisingly not that sweet all thanks to the savory cheddar cheese cookie dough. And if you have never had palm sugar before, it tastes like brown sugar, but less sweet with a slight hint of caramel.
Cheesy and buttery on the inside with a crunchy palm sugar exterior – these Palm Cheese Cookies are uniquely delicious sweet-savory cookies. This is really one of my favorite cookies. They are so easy to make and so addictive!
What is Palm Sugar?
Palm sugar is a natural sugar made from the sap of palm trees and is often traditionally used in Asian cooking. Palm sugar is sometimes qualified by the type of palm, as in coconut palm sugar. While sugars from different palms may have slightly different compositions, all are processed similarly and can be used interchangeably.
It is available in both crystallized and syrup forms and is made from boiling palm sap. The flavor is not as sweet as white sugar, but it has a richer molasses-like flavor.
How to Substitute Palm Sugar
Brown sugar makes a good palm sugar substitution in most baking recipes, including in this recipe. Although brown sugar is quite sweet in comparison, you can roll these cookies in brown sugar instead of palm sugar if you can’t find any.
Best Type of Cheese For These Cookies
Cheddar cheese is the most commonly used for these Palm Cheese Cookies. Although cheddar cheese is added to the dough, you will not be able to taste the cheese inside. The amount of cheese is just enough to make the cookies a bit richer and creamier.
You can substitute the cheddar cheese with a different type of cheese as well. Some options are:
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