Pistachio Cheese Wafers

"Incredibly tasty. I love the peppers which gives these wafers a hint of fire. At a recent dinner these were the hit served as an appetizer with wine."
photo by KerfuffleUponWincle photo by KerfuffleUponWincle
photo by KerfuffleUponWincle
Ready In:
24 wafers




  • In a proccesor or electic mixer beat together the butter and cheese. Then add 1 cup of flour and mix. In a seperate bowl combine the, salt and black and cayenne pepper. Add to the cheese mixture and beat until blended. Stir in the pistachios.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and divide in half. Shape each piece into a log and 1 inch across. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chilled dough into 1/4 slices and place them about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool.

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  1. KerfuffleUponWincle
    Very tasty little morsels! I cut the salt in half because my dry roasted pistachios were salted. Made for Spring PAC 2011.
  2. Chicagoland Chef du
    OMG, this is HEAVEN in every nibble! I have seen this recipe recommended many times by Chef Kerfuffle, and thought, really? I just gotta say, I'm so glad I tried them. I made 1/2 the recipe and am now kicking myself. I will be making more tomorrow. They are incredibly easy to make. I did use and additional 1T butter and that brought the flour, cheese and butter mixture together better, otherwise, it was crumbly. After chilling, they sliced up beautifully with a serrated knife. Just be sure to slice slowly. I baked 2-3 mins. longer (on a silicon mat). Simply delicious! I cannot wait to share these with my family tomorrow! YUM!
  3. Piggybabe
    Made these for a wedding shower. They not only tasted delicious, but were easy and very pretty on the plate. Thanks. I will be using this recipe again!!
  4. stormylee
    Oh my goodness, good good good!! Made half a recipe; chilled for about 40 minutes, had no problems slicing the roll. I, too, cut the salt in half because the pistachios were salted, and would cut the salt down even more the next time. Perhaps my cheese was on the salty side too? Still, great cookies! Will definitely make again. Thank you Britgal!
  5. Chilliputt
    These were a hit at Easter. I had a little trouble with the dough; didn't seem moist enough, and made it difficult to slice.


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