Osteoporosis Canada
Garlic Herb Cheddar Shortbread

Garlic Herb Cheddar Shortbread

Garlic Herb Cheddar Shortbread

Garlic Herb Cheddar Shortbread

PREP TIME: 10 MINS

COOK TIME: 15 MINS

SERVES: 2 ½ DOZEN SHORTBREAD PIECES

PREP TIME: 10 MINS
COOK TIME: 15 MINS
SERVES: 2 ½ DOZEN SHORTBREAD PIECES

Ingredients

A holiday treat to share with you! These are the perfect little morsels to share on a cheese tray with holiday drinks.

1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened

3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded old cheddar cheese

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil

1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh rosemary

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer; beat butter until almost white in colour. Beat in cheese, garlic, basil and rosemary until smooth. Stir in flour until ragged dough starts to form.
  2. Using hands, knead dough to come together. Roll into a 9 inch (22.5 cm) log and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. Make-ahead: Log can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.
  3. Slice log into 1/4 inch (5 mm) rounds and place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool.
Recipe Tip

RECIPE TIP

If fresh herbs are not available substitute 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried basil and rosemary leaves.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
    50
  • Saturated
    2.5g
  • Fat
    4g
  • Cholesterol
    10mg
  • Sodium
    40mg
  • Fibre
    0g
  • Carbohydrate
    3g
  • Sugars
    0g
  • Iron
    1%
  • Vitamin C
    0%
  • Calcium
    30mg
  • Protein
    1g
  • Vitamin A
    4%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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