1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Kosher salt (careful if you're using a salty cheese)
4 C grated flavourful cheese, at room temperature (I used a blend of old cheddar, Oka and Asiago - this is no time for mozarella and colby)
1/2 C chopped toasted walnuts
1/2 C chopped dried cranberries
2 1/2 C flour
milk, to moisten
Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter, spices and salt. Add the cheese, walnuts and cranberries and blend well. Mix in the flour until crumbly. Add the milk, a teaspoon at a time, until the dough just barely comes together. I may have used a tablespoon or so.
On a floured board, work with half the dough at a time. Bring it together with your hands and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut out into desired shapes, place on prepared sheets and bake for 12 minutes, until light brown. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.
Makes about 5-6 dozen, depending on size.
|(As always, I'm not a photo-blogger. My cookies did not actually come out this yellow.)|