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
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
- Iron 1.0
- Folate 2.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 2.0