Thursday, November 5, 2009

Parmesan Shortbread-Foodie Friday


It is time for another Foodie Friday. Please visit our hostess Michael @ Designs by Gollum and you will find links to some of the most delicious recipes you can imagine.

Many of you read my Tablescape Thursday post about the surprise party we had for my mother. One of our appetizers was a savory Parmesan Shortbread. I really love this recipe because it can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to a month. I cut this recipe from a magazine, and I don't remember which one.





Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups plus 2 T. grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. kosher salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix flour, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt and cayenne pepper in the food processor. Add chunks of the butter and pulse until dough comes together.

Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 12 inch log.

Slice the logs into about 20 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place on baking sheet and press down (I use a drinking glass bottom, dipped in flour). Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 2 T. of parmesan cheese.

Bake the shortbread until topsa are dry and bottoms are golden brown-about 20 minutes. Cool on rack.

The rounds fit perfectly in an olive dish for serving. Enjoy!

25 comments:

Charisse and Holly said...

You're killin me over here. I am a shortbread junkie! It's my crack over the holidays. My fam will go nuts for this version. Whose the best...You ARe! Thanks for coming by today. Holly at lifelaughlatte

JUST ME said...

Parmesan + bread = something I will always eat.

Joyce said...

Freeze and eat are two things I can definitely do. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Joyce

honeysuckle said...

I like this recipe and hope to use it during the holidays. Thanks for sharing and I hope your mom had a great day!

Mrs. P. said...

YUM...and what a great serving dish to display them on :)

Blessings!
Gail

Mary said...

We'll get good use of this recipe come the holidays. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lori E said...

I am hosting a surprise party on the 21st. so a big thanks to you. These will be a perfect addition to the table..if I can keep my hands off of them. I think I should freeze them before I bake them because I would probably eat them right out of the freezer otherwise.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Shortbread!!! One of my all-time favorites! These look fantastic and so delicious! Can't wait to try them! Thanks so much!

puna said...

This shortbread looks very elegant cut up like that.

FrugalMom said...

What a perfect table you made, and the shortbread looks just perfect. I sure wish I had your decorating skills.

Denise Marie said...

gorgeous presentation.

Jack beagle is funny because we got him a kitty and he wants to hop up on us like he does...he weighs a little more. :P

Tanna (The Brick Street Bungalow) said...

Those look and sound YUM!! I love shortbread. I love parmesan. Make ahead is always a plus! Thank you so much for this addition to my recipe box!

Anita said...

Yummy, can't wait to try this recipe!

You Are My Fave said...

I've never thought of doing a shortbread cracker but this sounds good. Especially with a cheeselog. Party foods are the best.

Charlene said...

Umm, these look delicious--I've never made shortbread, this sounds like a good one the start.

Red said...

These sound great and look perfect in the dish and on the table!
thanks for visiting my blog!

Marti @ forkingit.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Hi Sue, I love the name of your blog. There are so many times when I need my mom. she has gone to heaven but I still call on her in my prayers. Our moms are so important in our lives and now my kids call me with a "I need you mom." Life is funny that way.

Anyway, your shortbread not only looks attractive but I know it is delicious too. You can't miss with all that butter. LOL. I would like to try it over the holidays.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, jeanne

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sweet Sue...girl I can always count on you to have the best stuff to eat here...You never disapoint me with all your YUMMY Recipes...May you have a great weekend my dear sweet Sue...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tiffanee said...

Wow! I love shortbread and parmesan. I can't wait to try two of my favorites together in one. Thanks for sharing!!

Charisse and Holly said...

Thanks for coming by today. Love hearing your take on the whole Mothers Guilt thing. Still learning so much...I guess you are right...the learning never ends. Holly at LLL

Kristen said...

I love savory twists given to normally sweet foods. This is fabulous!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
Oh dear... this looks SO YUMMY... i love cheese.. any cheese!! but can't have wheat... boo hoo . hahahaha

have a great Sunday.. thanks for your always lovely comments.. xx Julie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thank you sweet Sue for coming by...and Hey I will be having an 60 pieces Christmas village give away after Thanksgiving...I did a post on it about a month ago...Hope you have a super weekend girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gigi said...

This looks amazing, Sue! It's perfect for the holidays.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my recent post. Your comments are always so thoughtful, and they mean so much to me. xo Gigi

Rettabug said...

Thanks for posting the recipe, Sue! It looks & sounds delish & I can't wait to try making some. I needed some new ideas along this line. My tennis team has lots of cocktail parties to which we all contribute nibbles. This one will be perfect to bring for the next event.

fondly,
Rett