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ISO The BEST Cocktail cookie - no seeds

Berheenia Dec 11, 2011 12:34 PM

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. Berheenia RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 06:44 AM

    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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      angelsmom RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 04:30 PM

      There is a rosemary chocolate chip shortbread at the food network

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      nemo RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 06:58 AM

      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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        Berheenia RE: nemo Dec 12, 2011 07:10 AM

        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. BiscuitBoy RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 07:03 AM

        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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          nemo RE: BiscuitBoy Dec 12, 2011 09:05 AM

          Frico?

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            hotoynoodle RE: nemo Dec 12, 2011 09:12 AM

            si.

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              BiscuitBoy RE: nemo Dec 12, 2011 12:03 PM

              grazie!

          2. hotoynoodle RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 08:45 AM

            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?

            1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 09:23 AM

              quite a few interesting non-sweet options out there...

              http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

              http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

              http://events.nytimes.com/recipes/108...

              http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/03/...

              http://grownupcookies.com/2011/02/pesto/

              http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyl...

              http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/tr...

              http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/ma...

              1. Tom P RE: Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 09:52 AM

                I make these all the time, Ina Garten parmesean and thyme cookies/crackers:

                http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

                They are very easy! And great for the holidays because you can prep them way before, freeze the roll and just slice and bake as needed. Also you can vary the flavors depending on what you need. Great with cocktails and/or champagne.

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                  katecm RE: Tom P Dec 12, 2011 10:07 AM

                  Those are exactly what I was thinking. They're a delicious recipe and I have definitely subbed out the cheeses and herbs. Blue cheese and rosemary is quite good.

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                    Tom P RE: katecm Dec 12, 2011 04:20 PM

                    ooohhh, yum :) Going to try that at Christmas!

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                      HillJ RE: katecm Dec 12, 2011 05:41 PM

                      I make those using a cookie press! The dough works really well in the gun. And you can knock out dozens in no time.

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