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Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites

Looking for an addictive snack or appetizer?  These Parmesan cheddar basil bites are a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make!

Looking for an addictive snack or appetizer?  These Parmesan cheddar basil bites are a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make!  I love that you can use cookie cutters to customize them for any even or party too.  They are even fun to put in kids lunches for a treat.

The dough does freeze well for several weeks if you want to save dough to make fresh bites later on.

Cheddar Bites Variations:

Try swapping out the basil for other flavours. Rosemary, Chives, Tarragon or Cayenne are some great alternatives.

More delicious appetizer ideas:

If you are looking for additional appetizer realness, check out some of my favourite recipes including cucumber roll-ups, party meatballs, hot cheese dip, and mexi-casa cheese dip.

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for any event or party!

PARMESAN CHEDDAR BASIL BITES

Yields: 3 Dozen  |  Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

½ cup butter, softened

5 tablespoons half-and-half (10% Milk Fat Cream)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

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Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmesan cheese, and basil – beating just until combined.

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Turn dough onto a well floured surface. Divide into 3 equal portions, and roll to flatten each to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with star shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 30 minutes.

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites
Yield: 36

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmesan cheese, and basil – beating just until combined.
  3. Turn dough onto a well floured surface. Divide into 3 equal portions, and roll to flatten each to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with star shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for any event or party!

Paula Schroeder

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

I have made these 3 years running for our church's annual ladies luncheon to go with the soups I make. They are always a big hit and since I make a double batch, I get to take home the leftovers. I don't cut them into pretty shapes, I just run a pizza cutter through and make little squares or diamonds. I also make these for wine-tasting parties and goes great with a charcuterie platter.

Katherine

Thursday 31st of December 2020

If you don’t have a mixer , can you mix by hand? Or with a spoon

Sharon

Sunday 13th of December 2020

I made these as an appetizer for Christmas dinner in 2017 and 2018, but I didn't make them last year. My teen boys were VERY disappointed. When discussing the menu today for our Christmas dinner, they all asked for these and even offered to help make them (I can't roll the dough since I recently had shoulder surgery). My whole family loves these!

Marion Kelly

Saturday 24th of October 2020

10 stars from us in Australia. Totally irresistible and a delicious change from store bought. Too good for words. Thank you for sharing this fab recipe ♥️

Gay

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Just made these biscuits. Yum yum. I did not have half and half and used all cream. They spread out to thin biscuits. Next time I will reduce the cream quantity and add milk.

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