Thursday, August 06, 2009

Cheesy Pine Nut Rosemary Cookies

Have you try making savory cookies? Now here is something different for you. They are actually great for appetizers or snacks. Maybe a little bit better than all the other sugary treats in our cookies jars :). This cookies are nutty, buttery, cheesy and with a little hint of rosemary. You can replace the rosemary with other herbs like chives or thyme and you can add other spices like cumin, garlic, paprika, chili power to these cookies. The options are endless!


1 stick/113 grm/1/2 cup butter
1 ½ cup of flour
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup ground pine nuts
1 egg – separate yolk and white
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup of pine nuts – for decoration

1. Cream butter and salt and light and creamy. Add in the egg yolk cream until well combined.
2. Add in parmesan cheese, ground pine nuts and chopped rosemary. Mix well. Add in the flour and continue to mix until the mixture comes together into a ball.
3. Take out the dough and lightly floured work surface, give the dough a few knead and let it rest for half an hour.
4. Roll the dough out thinly about 1/8" thick. Cut out into desired shapes. Brush the top of the cookies with some egg white and sprinkle some pine nuts on it.
5. Baked in a pre-heated 325 degree F oven until lightly brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


Little Corner of Mine said...

So tempting as I love rosemary! :)

vanillasugarblog said...

I love making cheese crackers! I have made so many in so many diff ways. Never with pinenuts though, so I have to try it.

zerrin said...

I love savory cookies and if they have herbs in it, it's the best! These look so tasty. I generally decorate my savory cookies with nigella sativa, but pine nuts are great idea! Thanks for this recipe.

Big Boys Oven said...

this cookies are defintely a HIT! I just love pine nuts! :)

Yee said...

i'm real curious to find out what these taste like. they do look scrumptious- must give it a try some time. your photos are great, too!

Federica Simoni said...

Ciao!! deliziosi questi biscotti per l'aperitivo!!!

Jo said...

Cheese cookies sound great and I love the addition of pine nuts.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I seldom bake cookies, only do it during festive season, I will keep this yummy recipe in the coming CNY.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

this cookies really look cute!! Gert your photo really look clear and good now especially the 2nd pix!

pigpigscorner said...

What a wonderful savoury snack! Lovely textures as well.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, this is the first time I used Rosemary in cookies :)

Dawn, hope you like this cookies.

Zerrin, thanks for stopping and you are most welcome.

BBO, thank you.

Yee, thank you. This cookies taste cheesy, light and buttery.

Federica, thank you.

Jo, the pine nuts is great in this cookies.

Sonia, this cookies is great with soup, as snacks or appetizer. Can have it anytime. Don't have to wait till CNY :)

Lesley, thank you. I finally learned how to used my new camera correctly :)

Pigpig, yes it is :)

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,

This is good...savoury can't stop eating them...haha I will try this out. Thankss for sharing the recipe :)

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, you are most welcome.

Christelle said...

I love pine nuts, i thoink these are absolutely fantastic, definitely my sort of cookies :)