These treats look like little thumb print cookies filled with raspberry jam, but they are actually a savory blue cheese cracker filled with fig preserves.
Fig & Blue Cheese Savories
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
- freshly ground black pepper
- 3 Tbsp. fig preserves
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the flour, butter, blue cheese, and a few grinds of black pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until the dough just comes together and starts to form a ball.
- Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to pull it together. Then roll out to a 1/8-inch-thick circle with a floured rolling pin. Cut rounds out of the dough with a floured 1-inch round cutter and transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Reroll the scraps (no more than once) and cut more rounds.
- Using the back of a rounded 1/2-teaspoon measure or your knuckle, make an indentation in the center of each dough round.
- Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of the fig preserves into each indentation, using your finger to push the preserves as best as possible into the indentation.
- Bake until the preserves are bubbling and the pastry is light golden on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Let cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.