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ISO The BEST Cocktail cookie - no seeds

There are a lot of good looking savory or 'cocktail' cookie recipes out there. Which one to make? I'm looking for something beyond the classic cheese- butter- cayenne cookie and seeds are out. Anyone have a tried and true recipe to share?

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  1. Right after I posted I found this show on the Food Network so I'm all set but still would like to hear from anyone who has a personal favorite.

    http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/cooki...

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    1. re: Berheenia

      There is a rosemary chocolate chip shortbread at the food network

    2. Gee, Berheenia, most of those recipes looked pretty sweet to me, so I'm not sure what you want. I like the classic bleu cheese with either walnuts or pecans. Also, the old familiar cheddar, which I know you said beyond, but I make them into thumbprint cookies and fill the indentation with hot pepper jelly. It's a nice savory bite with wine or cocktails.

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      1. re: nemo

        Actually there was a parmesan thumbprint cookie with a marmalade garnish that looks okay- I would use a bitter marmalade like Dundee. I like the idea of yours too with cheddar and hot pepper jelly. I am intrigued with the Momofuku Compost cookies but agree that there is more sugar than I was looking for.

      2. don't know the name of it, but I like to use a garnish often found in resto salads as a cocktail nibble...a little pile of parm on a silpat...toss in the oven, crisp both sides

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          1. not cookies, but more like savory quickbreads that the french have with wine:

            http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/12/...

            http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/09/...

            those cooking channel recipes are for very sweet cookies and brownies?