Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars

Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars shine with fresh basil flavor with every pop of these savory bites.


Makes about 15 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 1/2 cups (10 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and basil, beating just until combined.

3. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Divide into 4 equal portions, and flatten each into a disk; roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks 30 minutes.

December 2012
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