Savory Cheddar and Black Pepper Wine Cookies

-first tasted these scrumptious little savory cookies at a wine tasting, used to clear your palate for the next wine.  While I think they are way too favorful to use as a palette cleanse, they are perfect for tapas and cocktail parties.

 

Ingredients:

– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– ½ tsp baking powder
– ½ tsp salt
– cracked or coarse ground black pepper, (add just until you can see black specks lightly throughout the dough)
– 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
– 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
– 3 to 4 tbsp ice-cold Blush red wine

Directions:

Put everything into a food processor and pulse until the dough clumped together (or stand mixer)
Take the dough out and lay on a working space, shape into a log with about 2″ in diameter, wrap with a plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for one night.

Preheat oven to 400F, slice the log, each 1/4 inch thick, this yields a softer bite, or thinner if you want it crispier. Lay the sliced dough on a lightly greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet, bake for about 10-15 minutes (or until slightly golden), cool on wire rack. Although it keeps well, I think they taste the best when freshly baked, so just bake a small batch for each serving.
alternate flavor:

White Wine, Cayenne & Gruyere Wine Cookies

Change the red wine to Chardonnay, the black pepper to cayenne and the cheddar cheese to gruyere cheese,

4 thoughts on “Savory Cheddar and Black Pepper Wine Cookies

  1. Oooh! Just Oooh! I’m saving this recipe for Christmas when I will have all my girls, their significant others, my husband and my mother (and The Bean) which means everything I love most in this world all together for a week. I rather think we will murder a few batches of these along the way 🙂

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