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“A fancy little biscuit that gets raves. The swiss cheese gives a strong but not overpowering flavor (though a sharp cheddar can be used nicely) and combines nicely with the pine nuts. I have made small biscuits as appetizers or larger biscuits to pair with hearty stews. Originally from the Southwest, it goes well with a nice bowl of chili or tortilla soup. I have amended this recipe to chop the 2 Tbs of pine nuts, adding them to the mixture and using remaining pine nuts to decorate the tops before baking.”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
48 biscuits
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Bring cheese and butter to room temperature.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cheese, butter, mustard and pepper.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.
  5. Add flour.
  6. Beat on a low speed until well blended.
  7. Transfer to a lightly floured surface, knead for about 30 seconds.
  8. Using a tespoon for small bites form into 3/4 inch balls (use a table spoon to form larger biscuits).
  9. Place on parchement paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
  11. Sprinkle and press in a few pine nuts on top of each flattened ball.
  12. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
  13. Cool on a wire rack.

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