I made these little crackers as a Christmas treat for my friends who don’t have a sweet tooth. I think they’ll make a nice addition to a tray of Christmas nibbles. I made three savoury biscuits this year, and cut them with a set of three cookie cutters I was given last year. One flavour, one shape. It seemed a no-brainer to make the blue cheese ones in the shape of a frosty snowman. Of course, if you want to make your life easier you could just cut the dough into little squares before baking. But I have a fabulous collection of cookie cutters, love a chance to use them, and think the Christmas shapes make a lovely contribution to the season. This recipe is super easy. Because my illness leaves me incredibly sensitive to sound, I didn’t use a food processor. If you are more interested in using the electric appliances, you can just pop all the ingredients in a food processor until they come together. I will definitely be making these biscuits again. I think they’d make a nice item to bring to someone else’s party too.
Makes about a 1 litre tup of biscuits
|100||grams||Danish blue cheese, roughly chopped|
|150||grams||butter, roughly chopped|
|1||free range egg|
|1||generous pinch of salt|
Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter and cheese into the flour. Break up the egg and mix all the ingredients till well combined. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 170oC.
Remove the dough from the fridge. Working with half the dough at a time, roll the dough out to 3-4mm thick and cut into the desired shapes. Lay the biscuits on a lined oven tray. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the bottom of the biscuits is lightly golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight