Savoury Sesame Rounds

Author: Canadian Living

In a season of sweetness, a gift of crunchy "cookies" is welcome. These rounds are especially well received when guests drop in for a glass of wine or special cocktail. (From the December issue "Gifts from the Kitchen.")

  • Portion size 42 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

Method

Line large rimless baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together cheese, butter and cream. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, pepper and salt. Add to cheese mixture; stir to form ragged dough. With floured hands, press dough together.

Pour sesame seeds into shallow bowl. Roll dough by 1 tsp (5 mL) into balls. Dip in egg wash; roll in sesame seeds. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on prepared pan. With bottom of glass, press to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Chill for 30 minutes.

Bake in centre of 300°F (150°C) oven until firm to the touch and slightly darkened on bottom, about 35 minutes. Let cool on racks. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per piece:</b> about

  • Sodium 31 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 38.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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