Daily Archives: June 16, 2008

Food Monday ~ Roasted Pepper Cookies

These cookies are a combination of sweet and savoury flavours. I like to nibble them with coffee. They are equally nice served with pate and an aperitif.

Roasted Pepper Cookies (savoury)
Preheat oven to180ºC

125g Unsalted Butter
100g Icing Sugar sifted
200g Plain Flour
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt
100g Roasted Peppers chopped*

Line two baking sheets with baking parchment paper. Cream butter until soft & mix in the sugar until blended then drizzle in the olive oil & mix until combined. Add the flour & salt and mix gently but thoroughly until smooth, then add the peppers & mix until thoroughly incorporated into the mixture. Cut 2 sheets of parchment paper and spread a sheet out on the work table, place the dough in the centre and cover with the other sheet. Roll out the dough until it is about ¼ inch thick (the dough is very sticky thus the parchment). Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or overnight. Cut into 2” rounds and place them ½” apart on prepared baking sheets. Form trimmings into a log, cut into rounds. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Makes 34 approx

* Variation: use pitted olives instead of Roasted Peppers