Who said shortbread has to be sweet? In this festive appetizer, we're giving shortbread a new flavor—and you don't have to be a baker to pull off these simple crackers. If you can make slice-and-bake cookies, you can whip up these savory, buttery homemade crackers.
Think of our Pistachio-Cheddar Shortbread as a cross between shortbread cookies and cheese crackers. Flavored with salted pistachios, dry mustard, Parmesan, and white Cheddar cheese, they lean decidedly into a savory palate. Thanks to a handy food processor, this shortbread dough comes together quite quickly. The key with shortbread is not to overwork it. When bringing the dough together into one large mass, it can crumble apart, but after a little bit of kneading it will hold together. Also keep this in mind while forming the dough into logs: it may crack apart at times, but easily sticks back together.
Once baked, these shortbread crackers simply melt in your mouth. Serve them as is, or make them extra-festive by topping with cream cheese and pepper jelly. This easy and impressive homemade savory shortbread comes in handy whenever we're hosting. They're great for making ahead and freezing as well—crackers can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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