With Hanukkah over, I found myself with some extra sour cream. Instead of throwing it away, I wanted to use it! So this is how I got to baking these delicious parmesan cheese bites, which are more or less like savory cookies. With a few simple ingredients and half an hour, you can be munching on these parmesan cheese bites. It's perfect for noshing with a drink or just as is. Either way, you won’t be able to stop scarfing these down so it’s quite a dangerous snack!
I call these savory cookies "parmesan cheese bites" since the main flavor that you taste is the parmesan cheese. Now, you can use another hard cheese that’s similar like Grana Padano.
To make these parmesan cheese bites, you will need all-purpose flour, sour cream, baking powder, grated parmesan cheese, butter, salt, water, and an egg. For garnish, you will need some seeds. I used sesame seeds, nigella seeds, and flax seeds.
The recipe is simple to make, as always, and also rather quick to make. A definite win-win in my book! You just mix all ingredients in one bowl to create a dough. Roll the dough and cut it into little squares. The size of the squares is up to you, I made them very small - 1x1 inch. Brush the squares with egg wash and sprinkle seeds on top. I kept the parmesan cheese bites close to each other and didn’t split them like you would with cookies. Then you bake for 20-25 minutes and once it’s cooled down, you can start munching! The final outcome is very rustic actually and just looks homemade. You can have it at any time of the day.
This little nibble is also a good option for guests to enjoy but this year, we don’t have any thanks to COVID. If you want to gift your friends and family with some homemade baked goods, then this is a great option. I have more edible gift ideas in my homemade edible gifts for the holiday post. Be sure to check it out! Plus, I have vegan and keto options so your gifts can fit more people.
For more snack recipes, check my snacks recipe index.
Let's start making these yummy savory cheese bites:
Parmesan Cheese Bites
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅔ cup grated parmesan
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoon water
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 egg beaten
- Handful sesame seeds
- Handful nigella seeds
- Handful flax seeds
- Heat the oven to 170°C / 350°F.
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients to create a dough.
- With your hands, kneed the dough and transfer it to a flat surface.
- Place a baking paper and roll the dough into a big square.
- Transfer the baking paper with the rolled dough to a baking pan.
- With a knife, cut the dough into small bite-sized squares.
- Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle the seeds.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until it gets golden brown.
- Cool at room temperature.
- Have a few bites and enjoy!