Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Cookie Recipe #297 - Cheddar and Hazelnut Cookies
These taste more like a biscuit than a cookie-not sweet, just cheesy with a slight zing. Mix up the night before to chill overnight.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, cut up, softened, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 1 cup grated aged Cheddar cheese, 2 eggs, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts.
Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, both cheeses and eggs. Mix in flour, baking soda and cayenne pepper. On a floured surface, gently knead dough until smooth. Shape into 3 rolls and roll in chopped hazelnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill overnight in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly. Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange on prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart, and bake 12-14 minutes until golden. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.