Pine Nut-Cheese Bites

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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.”
48 biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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