(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David says this looks like a cookie, and has the texture of a cookie, but is savory. So it’s really a cracker disguised as a cookie, and it is fabulous. He shares a recipe for this savory ‘cookie’ from Victoria Emmons who had a very famous catering company called Victoria’s in Palo Alto.
Makes approximately 4 dozen 1 1/2″ “cookies”READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Elevates Wildfire Fears Among Bay Area Residents
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1/8 tsp. baking powder
14 tbs.cold unsalted butter, cut up
1 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar
1 1/2 c. grated parmesan
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. chopped toasted pecans
Glaze: 1 yolk beaten with a few drops of water, sea salt
In food processor mix 4 first ingredients. Add the following 4 next ingredients and process until just forming a dough.READ MORE: One Dead, Three Wounded In Early Sunday Morning Shooting In Oakland's Uptown Neighborhood
Lightly flour a cutting board and kneed pecans into dough. Roll out to form a 1/4″ thick circle. Wrap and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 400. Line pans with parchment paper. Cut “cookies” into desired shapes and place 1/2″ apart. Brush with glaze and sprinkle with sea salt
Bake 12-16 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Best to rotate pans in mid-cooking.
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Smash-and-Grab Suspects Arrested In Brazen Serramonte Center Jewelry Store Robbery
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