Cheese Cookies with HerbsRita Richardson
Need an easy, go to idea for drinks or cocktails that is tasty, simple to make, freezes well?
Why not try herbal cheese cookies.
On the spur of the moment a friend asked me to bring a "nibble" for drinks before dinner, nothing too heavy. I trolled the Internet for a minute or two and decided on making these ultra simple cheese cookies but I also planned to "herb them up" a bit for added flavor.
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup flour
1 cup shredded cheese
1 dried herb like thyme, rosemary
Press a leaf of parsley, snip of chives,a frond of fresh dill into cookie dough ballMix the butter, flour, cheese and thyme, if using.
Form into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Flatten slightly with a fork.
Chill these for one hour then bake in preheated 400 oven 15-20 minutes.
Cool or serve warm or freeze and warm as needed.
Other herb suggestions-
Mix 1 t of dried thyme or dill into the dough
Roll balls in powdered sage or minced herbes de Provence
Dust dough balls with cayenne or smoked paprika
Roll balls in grated Parmesan cheese
Nice to have on hand and a clever take on cheese and crackers.
I made these exactly as listed and they're great. We're big soup eaters around here, and breaking one or two of these over the top of the bowl is wonderful! Same goes with a good salad, and for a smaller family, making these and freezing them means that there's always some great cheesy garnish around.