Yields: 3 Dozen

Time: 30 Minutes



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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until blended.

  3. Gradually add flour, Parmesan cheese, and basil – beating just until combined.

  4. Turn dough onto a well floured surface.

  5. Divide into 3 equal portions, and roll to flatten each to 1/8 inch thickness.

  6. Cut with star shaped cutter.

  7. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  8. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden

  9. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 30 minutes.

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  1. How perfect, an yummy– I can see doing this as a craft for Easter and the meal, we will just change the cookie cut to the season of Easter. Thank you again 🙂


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