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Parmesan Basil Cheddar Stars

Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars shine with fresh basil flavor with every pop of these savory bites.

Prep Time

        Prep and cook time: 45 minutes
        Yield: Serves about 15


    •    1 tsp kosher salt
    •    3 tbsps half-and-half
    •    1/2 cup better, softened
    •    1 1/2 cups grated cheese
    •    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    •    3 tbsps finely chopped fresh basil
    •    2 1/2 cups (about 10 oz.) freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and basil, beating just until combined.
  3. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Divide into 4 equal portions, and flatten each into a disk; roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 1 1/2-inch 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 30 minutes.

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