Savory cheese and almond cookies

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These savory pecorino cheese and almond cookies with a hint of spice are delicious, unique and very easy to prepare. They are perfect as an appetizer, on a cheese platter or even as an edible gift! You can prepare the dough in advance or freeze it and use it later.

Savory cheese and almond cookies

Simple and delicious savory pecorino cheese and almond cookies. Perfect for an easy appetizer or as an edible gift.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine vegetarian
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 232 kcal


  • 40 g cake flour or all-purpose flour
  • 20 g almonds
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 60 g pecorino cheese
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 60 g cold salted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • almonds + dried thyme for garnish


Instructions savory pecorino cheese and almond cookies

  • In a blender equipped with a blade attachment, blend 40 g of flour and 20 g of almonds until the almonds are sand-like. Otherwise, blend the almonds in a mini blender and use a fork to mix the ingredients.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli powder. Also add the sweet or smoked paprika, baking soda and grated pecorino cheese, then blend or mix again.
  • Add diced cold salted butter and blend until smooth.
  • Finally add egg yolks and blend or knead the dough briefly to make it smooth. Place your dough in a container with a lid or wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Note from the author of this recipe

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baking time

  • Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface or in between two sheets of baking paper until it is a few millimeters thick. Cut out your savory cookies with a shape of your choice. Place on a baking pan covered with baking paper.
  • Decorate each cookie with an almond and dust with thyme or paprika, then bake in a preheated static oven at 170 – 180 ° C for 12 – 15 minutes. The baking time depends on the thickness of the cookie.
  • Once baked, let them cool completely. From this recipe I cprepare about 25 savory cookies.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 25cookiesCalories: 232kcal
Keyword almonds, cheese, Christmas appetizer, cold appetizer, easy appetizer, finger food, paprika affumicata, pecorino cheese
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Store in a closed container.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you like these tasty appetizer ideas, check out my recipe for Italian bruschetta with broccoli rabe (photo below) and Christmas antipasto wreath – holiday appetizer idea (photo below).

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