Savory Shortbread with Black Pepper and ParmesanKITCHENAID
In this recipe, classic shortbread cookies go savory by tamping down on the sweetness, and racketing up the piquant flavors. We add a generous, but not overbearing, amount of freshly ground black pepper and created balance and warmth with the addition of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese. (Our preference is to use Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.) We shape these into bite-size 1-in/2.5 cm squares, but you can also make a log and cut these shortbreads into coins. Once formed, the dough freezes beautifully wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and slipped inside a lock-top plastic bag. Thaw in the refrigerator before slicing and baking. This do-ahead step makes these perfect for holiday entertaining. Uses KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Sifter + Scale Attachment.
- Special Equipment: Two large, rimmed baking sheets; parchment paper
- Place the butter in the bowl of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater. Attach the KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment to your mixer. Make sure the ingredient valve is closed. Weigh the sugar and pepper in the ingredient hopper, taring the scale between ingredients. Turn the mixer to medium speed, open the ingredient valve, and sift the sugar mixture into the mixing bowl. Cream the butter mixture until the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer to medium-low, add the egg yolks, one at a time, and mix just until combined. Scrape down the bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, and mix until combined, 30 seconds longer.
- Close the ingredient valve. Weigh the flour, cornmeal, and salt in the ingredient hopper. With the mixer on low speed, open the ingredient valve, and sift in the flour mixture. Be careful not to overmix the dough. Remove the mixer bowl, and use a rubber spatula to blend in any flour remaining on the sides of the bowl.
|Calories70Calories from Fat35|
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|Calories from Fat35|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.