Basil Wafers

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Serves | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 18-20 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I make a lot of these every year and freeze the dough to give away as Christmas gifts. With a little spice from the cayenne and the great basil taste from pesto, these are my go-to for any occassion!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup butter
1-8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup prepared pesto
1/4 cup basil, chopped


sift together the flour, peppers & salt

stir in cheese and set aside

combine butter and cream cheese until blended well

add pesto and mix well

add flour mixture and basil to wet mixture and mix all until combined

divide dough and roll into logs, wrapped in wax paper

chill until firm, or freeze dough

slice dough into wafers as thick as desired and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees

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