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Cheesy Shortbread Bites

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: baking
Author: Karon


  • 125 g/4 1/2 oz chopped chilled butter
  • 70 g/2 1/2 oz grated hard cheese I used cheddar and some French stuff lurking in the fridge
  • 50 g/ 1 3/4 oz grated parmasan cheese
  • 150 g/5 1/2 oz plain all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment
  • Whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor until you get a ball of dough.
  • Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for an hour to firm up.
  • Roll out very thinly to about 2mm/1/8th inch on a floured surface and cut into large rounds. To give mine a real shortbread look I then cut each circle into quarters, or farls as they are traditionally called and pricked them a little with a fork.
  • Lift all the pieces on to your baking tray (you will have to do these in batches or use a couple of trays) and bake for 10 minutes, or until just golden.
  • Let them cool on a wire rack - if you can!