Everything Bagel Shortbread

Take a break from the usual sugary sweets and bake up this savory spin on cookies. Serve these mini everything bagel shortbreads with cream cheese.

Small everything shortbread cookies on platter with cream cheese on side
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • ¾ cup cold butter

  • ¾ cup shredded white cheddar cheese (3 oz.)

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 egg white beaten with 1 Tbsp. water

  • 2 teaspoon everything seasoning

  • Cream cheese spread (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl stir together flours. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter, cheddar cheese, and hot sauce until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Form the mixture into a ball and knead gently until smooth.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat dough to 1/4 inch thick. Using 1 1/2-inch cookie cutters, cut out dough, rerolling scraps as needed. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with egg white mixture and sprinkle with everything seasoning.

  3. Bake about 20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with cream cheese.

Homemade Everything Seasoning

In a small bowl stir together 2 Tbsp. each sesame seeds and poppy seeds; 1 Tbsp. each dried minced garlic and dried minced onion, crushed; and 3/4 tsp. salt. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in a cool dark place up to 6 months.

To Store

Place cookies in airtight container. Store in the refrigeraro up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Folate, total 4.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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