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Parmesan Stars, Pistachio Pigs, High Heel Cheese Cookies

use cookie cutters and toppings to create themed snacks for your next event!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 36


  • 1 stick unsalted butter or 8 Tablespoons
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup 4 oz. grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • sesame seeds white and black
  • pistachio nuts chopped


  • Cube butter into 1 inch cubes.  Place flour, cheese and butter in food processor. 
  • Pulse until dough forms.  Turn dough out onto a board and knead into a ball.  Wrap and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or chill up to one week. 
  • If dough is thoroughly chilled, let it sit out to warm a little before rolling out.  Roll dough out on a floured board to about 1/4″ thickness. 
  • Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares. Garnish withe desired toppings
  • Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes, watching carefully.  Remove from oven when just golden, do not burn. 
  • Cool and store in airtight container.  Makes approximately 3 dozen
Keyword cheese cookies, cheese straws, cheese wafers, cookie cutter cheese straws, party food, pistachio cheese wafers