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Parmesan Cookies

These cookies are aromatic and delicious with a cheesy kick. Wait, savory cookies? Yes! Who says cookies have to be sweet? Parmesan cookies are the perfect treat for those watching their sugar intake.


  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, basil, cheese, and pepper. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  2. Knead the mixture with your hands, rolling and mashing to blend, until it starts to come together into a dough.
  3. Roll the dough into a log about 8 inches long. Roll it into wax paper and chill for 8 hours in the refrigerator. (You can also freeze this log in a zipper-style bag for up to one month to defrost and bake later.)
  4. Take the chilled log out of the fridge and place on the counter.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. (If you are preparing to bake frozen dough, let it thaw for about 10 minutes before proceeding.)
  6. Cut the log of dough into 1/4-inch rounds and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Brush the cookies with the milk.
  7. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden-brown on the edges.
  8. Take the cookies out of the oven and use a spatula to move them to cooling racks. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Makes about 30 cookies. 


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