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Easy Cheesy Cookies

DSC08957These are great with a cocktail for Valentine’s day. You can cut them into heart shaped cookies and serve them as is, or cut circles and use them to make canapés.

They are super easy to make and the only thing you need to take into account is that the dough needs to be chilled for 2 hours before cutting the cookies.



100 g. Spelt flour (you can use regular flour too).

60 g. parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated (can also use gruyere, cheddar or provolone cheese).

40 g. coconut oil

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup of cold water

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic granules

Black pepper to taste

Half a cup of Semolina

How to:

1.- Place the flour in a bowl. Add the coconut oil, which needs to be in its solid state, if yours is soft when you are going to use it, place in the fridge until it becomes hard.

2.- Rub the flour and the coconut oil until you have a fine, sort of sandy texture.

3.- Add the oregano, pepper paprika, garlic granules and the cheese. Mix everything together.

4.- Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk and water.

DSC089345.- Use your hand to bring everything together into a crumbly dough. Don’t work it too much or you’ll change the texture of your cookies. Just bring everything together.

DSC08936DSC089376.- Wrap the dough in cling film and place it in the fridge. Meanwhile, choose the cutters you are going to use.

DSC089407.- After 2 hours, take the dough out and roll it out on a baking paper or a well floured surface. Cut the cookies and sprinkle them with semolina, to get extra crunch.

DSC08947DSC089488.- You can put them in the fridge for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven at 200 C. Bake for 10 minutes. Then place in a cooling rack.

DSC08950They are cheesy, with a hint of oregano, and crunchy.