Parmesan Walnut Cracker Biscuits

  1. willkatdawson

    1/2 cup walnuts
    1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
    1 cup AP flour
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    pinch black pepper
    1 - 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1 stick salted butter
    1/2 teaspoon thyme (I used dry)

    Cooking Instructions
    January 16, 2011

    I’m still not sure if I should call them biscuits or crackers, they’re not really either……..what they are is delicious! The combination of rosemary and thyme with parmesan cheese and walnuts thrown in makes them irresistible to anyone who comes within 100 feet of them. And when you cook them they fill your home with the most wonderful aroma.

    rough chop 1/2 cup of walnuts, then toast them in the oven at 300 ‘ for about 10 minutes….keep an eye on them so they don’t burn

    finely chop 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary or you can use 1 – 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary

    use fresh rosemary if possible, it makes all the difference

    add 1 cup of all-purpose flour to a bowl

    followed by the walnuts

    and the rosemary

    next add 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt……….you could use table salt, but I like the flavor of kosher salt much better

    add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper……..or you could just give it two good shakes like I did……….go ahead, walk on the wild side with me

    next add a pinch of black pepper

    grate 1 – 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese

    and in another bowl cut into pats 1 stick of salted butter

    mix the butter with a hand mixer until it’s smooth and light

    then add the 1 – 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese to the butter

    mix the cheese and the butter together

    add the bowl of dry ingredients to the butter and cheese mixture

    mix all the ingredients until well incorporated

    Oops! I almost forgot to add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme………add the thyme and give it a quick mixing

    on a sheet of plastic wrap pour 1/2 of the dough in the form of a line

    fold the plastic wrap to help form the contents into a log

    then use your hands on the outside of the plastic to squish and compact the dough

    leave the formed dough in the plastic wrap in put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes

    at this point you could leave the dough in the fridge for up to 5 days until you need it

    when you’re ready, unwrap it……it’s not pretty, but just you wait….you won’t believe how good it tastes

    cut it with a downward motion using a very sharp knife

    place them on a cookie sheet

    and run them in a preheated oven at 350′ for 15 minutes

    Yum!!! they are so good


    the wanna be country girl – Caroline


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