Savoury Christmas biscuits

Savoury Christmas biscuits

Before indulging in the sweets, why not start off with savory treats? These simple recipes will be spine-tingling for the whole family. Make mummies out of string cheese and you’ll have everyone shrieking.

Ingredients (serves 12 people)

  • 200g flour
  • 2,5ml salt
  • 2,5ml cayenne pepper
  • 180g butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 75g grated Parmesan
  • 125g mature cheddar, finely grated
  • 50g pecan nuts, toasted and chopped

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  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. Sift together flour, salt and cayenne pepper.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat for 1 minute. Add the egg and continue to beat for another minute. Stir in the dry ingredients, cheese and nuts.

  3. Place the mixture on a floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes, or until mixture comes together. Divide into two portions; roll each portion into a log and wrap in clingfilm. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove clingfilm.

  4. Slice into rounds, place on a lined baking tray and return to the fridge for another 10 minutes.

  5. Bake for 10–12 minutes, then allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

  6. Getting ready for a traditional Christmas meal? Have a look at our other easy recipes to create a memorable menu:

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