Recipe by Real Butter
"Now here's something different. A buttery shortbread-like cookie infused with Blue cheese and fresh rosemary leaves. Serve with a full-bodied red wine and these savory cookies will have people talking through the new year."
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2 1/2 cups
Blue cheese, softened*
dried cranberries, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups
nuts (pecans or walnuts), chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons
fresh rosemary leaves
White or natural sanding (coarse) sugar
This is an amazing cookie. From the sound of it it didn't seem appetizing but my friend insisted on making it. So we did. It is so complex in taste with lots of flavors going on in your mouth after you take a bite. The aroma and taste of rosemary is incredible. I used fresh rosemary and I didn't have any dried cranberries so I used a mixture of dried blueberries, cherries and raspberries. which was nice but I think the cranberries may add a nice tartness to it. (which I will try nest time) It is a very rich cookie so it is one that you wouldn't eat a lot of. My friend and I brought some to work and they were a hit, everyone wanted to know where I got the recipe so I sent them to this web site. This is a keeper.
I am always looking for new and unique recipes and this one has all of that and more. The cookies are delicious. My mother who really dislikes blue cheese loves them! They are rich, so just a few will do, but they are also addictive. The sugar adds an intriguing sweetness that is not overpowering and blends nicely with the other flavors. The tartness of the cranberries and the aromatic touch of the rosemary just top off the combination of flavors perfectly without being overwhelming. Give them a try, you will be surprised.
SUPER RICH! SUPER GOOD! I loved these. Took to a cookie exchange and people were disappointed that I did not take more. These did not have a strong blue cheese taste. People at the cookie exchange were first reluctant because a lot said they did not like blue cheese but once they tasted these they were pleasantly surprised. I will make these again and again and again.
I almost didn't try these at first... they didn't sound too good. Don't let the ingredients fool you! They are amazing!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rosemary Blue Cheese Ice Box Cookies
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 78
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