Candace Karu

Cheddar Cookies

Small Plates & AppetizersCandace KaruComment

Prep Time:
10 Min

Cook Time:
15 Min

12 Crackers


  • 1/2 cup butter – room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2cups sharp cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Mix cayenne pepper and salt with flour.
  3. Cream butter and add to flour mixture.
  4. Add cheese and, with clean hands, mix to form dough.
  5. Roll dough into balls (grape-sized for cocktail cookies, larger for soups and salads) and flatten.
  6. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until golden. Cookies will be bitter if overcooked.

You can use any kind of cheddar you prefer. For this batch I used half Cabot Clothbound and half Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Jalapeno Cheddar for a little extra kick. Let you imagination be your guide.