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Savory Christmas Cutouts Recipe

Savory Christmas Cutouts Recipe

This recipe is always a success because the dough is easy to work with and cuts well. The appetizer can be made year-round using cookie cutter shapes to suit the season. —J.R. Smosna, Warren, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 9 tablespoons dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add wine or broth, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Brush tops with egg; sprinkle with sesame and/or poppy seeds. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 105 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.