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Cheese cocktail biscuits recipe

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  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 100g cold butter, diced
  • 60g fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 60g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • Maldon or non-iodised  salt flakes


Rub butter into flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add cheeses, rosemary, chives and pepper and stir to combine.

Add the sour cream and then using your hands, press it into a dough.

Lay out some cling film and roll the dough out on in a sausage shape onto it. Roll the cling film tightly around the dough and tie at both ends.

Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or, if making later, freeze.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 180°C and cut cling film open, slice portions and roll into small walnut size balls. Press down with a fork and sprinkle salt on top.


  • I'm getting my act together at the moment for our Annual big barbeque. So out have come my cocktail and canapé recipes – and this one is a favourite.
  • These biscuits are melt-in-the-mouth and beautiful and don't need any dip or accompaniment. They are fantastic with a white Semillon or champagne.

This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.