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Cheese Stars

One of our family favourites, the optional jalapeño turns up the heat as much or as little as you want.

  • Yields: 32 stars
  • Preparation: 50 minutes



Kids will love helping you cut out these star cookies. Have a little fun and gather an assortment of cookie cutters and let everyone choose their own shape.
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Using electric mixer, beat together butter, Mozzarella and Parmesan (or Romano) cheeses. Using wooden spoon, stir in remaining ingredients. Divide dough into thirds; wrap each in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough, 1 third at a time, until ¼" (5 mm) thick.
  4. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out stars; transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake in centre of oven for about 15 minutes or until crisp and golden. Cool on pan on racks.
Replace Mozzarella and Parmesan with 2 ½ cups (625 mL) shredded Ivanhoe Monterey Jack and add 3 tbsp (45 mL) minced fresh jalapeño to the dough.
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