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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars

Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars shine with fresh basil flavor with every pop of these savory bites.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 15 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

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