Yield: Makes about 30 Gouda cookies
- 1 2/3 cups aged Gouda cheese, grated (200 g)
- 1 cup flour (100 g)
- 3 1/2 tbsp soft butter (50 g)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of black pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
Sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll the dough out thinly to 3/32" thickness (3 mm). Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter and keep rolling out the dough as required, until you have used it all up.
Line a cookie sheet with non-stick parchment paper and bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Makes about 30 Gouda cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Serve with grapes and cheese or simply on their own.
The cheese you need is known as Oude Kaas in the Netherlands. If you can't find aged Gouda, simply use some good Parmigiano Reggiano instead.
Variation: Mix in some chilli flakes for a feisty punch.