Friday, July 23, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Sables

Mmmmm garlic, mmmmm cheese, mmmmm garlic AND cheese. You see where I'm going here right? The only outcome in the garlic and cheese equation is MMMMM for you! This babies are real easy, real good, and well, they'll disappear REAL quick. Plus you can use your cute cookie cutters like I did and turn them into hedgehogs or squirrels.. Whatever your heart desires!

Part of this recipe was taken from a cute little 2 dollar book I found at Value Village simply called Baking published by Parragon Publishing. It calls for sesame seeds, sharp cheddar, and no water. I opted for what I had on hand, as well as when the dough was still VERY dry, I added 2 tablespoons of cold water, and it turned out lovely.

Garlic Parmesan Sables
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz butter, diced and chilled
1 egg yolk
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper for sprinkling on top
1-2 TB cold water, if needed

Mix the flour and cheese together in a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and incorporate the butter into the flour with your hands until mixture is crumbly,stir in the egg yolk, and add in 1 - 2 tablespoons of water, if needed. Wrap the dough and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet, set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough thinly. Cut out using cookie cutters, biscuit cutters, the rim of a light floured glass, etc. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and cracked pepper is desired. Bake 15-20 minutes or until sables are lightly golden brown. Cool on wire rack before chomping down!

I took some of these down to the tattoo shop and they were DEVOURED!

1 comment:

  1. OMG I looove garlic & cheese...I never thought about cutting them out w/ cookie cutters. Bonus that it was from a $2.00 cook book!