Very easy to make, it takes about an hour to make a batch.

Ingredients: 200g butter, 200g flour, 200g cheese (recipe said Gouda, I took parmesan …), 1 egg, nutmeg and pepper.

Mix well and put in the freezer for 15 min. Roll out the dough and take out the X-mas cookie cutters. The original recipe suggested sesame seed, poppy seed and caraway as toppings with on some egg+milk mixture. I used the sesame and some crushed rosemary with olive oil. I also sprinkled some salt on top.

Bake for 10-12 min. at 200°C.

Should keep well for a couple weeks in a jar, unless eaten. These are really good to accompany a nice evening watching episodes of the latest 24 series while it’s raining outside like it wasn’t August!

By Yashima

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