Sadia Hussain

Parmesan Cookies Recipe

Yes, that's absolutely right, savory Parmesan cookies! We love tea in our house and we love tea time snacks. I came up with this simple, quick recipe one afternoon when I had no yummies to serve with tea and they were a hit!

I urge you to use good quality Parmesan Reggiano cheese and real unsalted butter.


These Parmesan cookies are also great to serve on a cheese platter or in a lunch box. Please bake a batch when you want something savory, sharp and cheesy. I know you will love them as much as I do!

Parmesan Cookies Recipe

Sadia Hussain

SERVES

15

TOTAL TIME

40 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350C.

  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.

  3. Add butter, Parmesan cheese and mix until crumbly and just coming together.

  4. Add a teaspoon or two of iced water and bring mixture together.

  5. Chill for 20 minutes.

  6. Roll out on a floured surface, cut with a small cookie cutter.

  7. The rounds will be soft and so carefully pick them up with a spatula and place on baking sheet.

  8. Bake until just golden about 8 minutes.

  9. Cool on a rack.

Tips and Bits

You can add a 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for a kick.


I like to roll, cut and freeze these cookies on a flat tray until hard then store in a freezer bag for later.


Serve with jam, fresh fruit, soup or a cup of tea.

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