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Parmesan Cheese Squares

Prep time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 32 squares


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons milk

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly. (Mixture will look very dry.) Gently press mixture together with hands, pressing until blended and smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes).

  2. Roll dough into a 10- x 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 32 squares using a pastry wheel or knife. Place squares on lightly greased baking sheets; brush with milk.

  3. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cook's Notes

Baked cheese squares may be frozen up to two months.