Parmesan-Walnut Rounds Recipe

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These cheesy bites are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. You can make the logs ahead of time, but slice and bake just before serving.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 55 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, flour and cayenne; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork just until moistened. Shape into two 6-in. logs. In a shallow bowl, combine walnuts and parsley. Roll each log in walnut mixture to coat edges.
  2. Cut each into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to cool wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Parmesan-Walnut Rounds in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p23

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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