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black forest shortbread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This delicious shortbread can be prepared ahead and frozen for up to a month. Slice and bake as needed. Great with beer or cocktails. Recipe & photo:

(1 rating)
yield 48 pieces
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For black forest shortbread

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 clove
    garlic, squeezed through a garlic press
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground red pepper
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 oz
    finely shredded german emmentaler cheese (can substitute swiss)
  • 4 oz
    finely diced german black forest ham

How To Make black forest shortbread

  • 1
    Combine butter, garlic, salt and cayenne in a large bowl and beat at medium speed with a mixer until well combined. Beat in flour. Stir in cheese and ham.
  • 2
    Turn dough out onto wax paper and shape into 2 6-inch logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze up to one month, if needed.
  • 3
    When ready to bake, allow the logs to thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut logs into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place slices on baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.