Gorgonzola and Pistachio Shortbread Wafers

"A buttery good savoury shortbread with tangy gorgonzola, pistachios and a hint of lemon, and heat. Featured on HuffPostTaste's facebook page, recipe from ClosetCooking.com - Cooking in a closet sized kitchen! ---------------------------- Prep time includes chill time!"
photo by PalatablePastime photo by PalatablePastime
photo by PalatablePastime
photo by AZPARZYCH photo by AZPARZYCH
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
24 wafers




  • Cream the gorgonzola and butter.
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, salt and cayenne ~ add to the butter/cheese mixture until well combined.
  • Add the pistachios and lemon zest.
  • Shape the dough into a log, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice about 1/4" thick and place about an inch apart, on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven until they are light golden brown, about 8-14 minutes. (CHECK AT 10 MINUTES!).
  • Cool on pan for about 10 minutes to firm up, remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Note: The shortbread will be rather soft when removed from the oven, but will crisp as it cools.).
  • Store in an air tight container.

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  1. What a delicious addition to our New Year's meal. I served them before the meal was ready and they were a hit; especially with my DH. Loved the flavor bite of the gorgonzola cheese and the crunchy pistachios -- it makes them sooo rich tasting and pretty too. Made for PRMR, January, 2014.
  2. These just didn't work out for me. Dough would not come together (crumbled trying to wrap it). I added more butter and got it to come together then, but although I baked those fine after chilling, and extra carefully managed to get them to the plate in the photo, they still fell apart later, just picking them up. I think it is the cornstarch, as I looked at similar recipes that did not contain that. Perhaps others will have better luck---they are gorgeous if they would hold together and the taste is really nice. ~s
  3. Very tasty! I left out the pepper but made as is otherwise. I only did a few shakes if the salt shaker, but should have measured it out because my wafers could have used a little more. Ate these plain and will a little caramelized onion dip (Trader Joes) and both ways were very good. Made for Photo Tag.
  4. Absolutely adorable gorgonzola shortbread and cute green colour. I left the lemon zest out, just didn't fancy that. Very easy to put together.



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