A cookie sprinkled with parmesan and black pepper

Parmesan-Pepper Balls

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  • Level: Easy


  1. Make Classic Shortbread dough (recipe follows), adding 1/2 cup parmesan, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 2 teaspoons pepper with the butter. Roll into tiny balls, then bake 8 to 12 minutes at 300 degrees.
  2. Classic Shortbread dough: Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Whisk 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt, then stir into the butter mixture.