Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cheddar Cheese Cookies

Sounds strange, right?  A cheese cookie?  Let me just say, I will make these over and over and over again until the day I die.  It is a must make recipe.

8 Tbsp very cold butter, cubed
1 1/2 cups flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
garlic powder (not pictured, sorry!)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put everything into a food processor and pulse until the butter is about the size of peas.  Do not over blend.  The batter will be very dry.  Try to form a ball with the batter, if it will not stick together add a very small amount of ice cold water (I added 1 Tbsp) and pulse another second or two.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non stick spray.  Form the dough into balls and then flatten into cookie shape.  The dough will not spread so make the cookies as big as you would like them to be in the end.  Sprinkle the tops with garlic powder before baking.

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.  Allow to cool a little before serving.

(Recipe adapted from How to Cook Everything)


Laurie said...

Ok..that settles it. Now I know what i am bringing to a pot luck on Christmas Eve. I dont have a food processor, but I'm figuring this can all be done by hand, too? Should I plan to warm them just a little bit, Angie, or are they AOK at room temperature?

Angie said...

You could use a pastry blended or fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. I ate around 12 of these over a few hours and they were delicious warm and at room temp, however they were not so good the next day, even when I tried reheating them in the oven.
The cayenne in it is perfect. The guys couldn't figure out what it was because it adds just enough warmth to make it noticeable but not enough to burn your mouth. Mmmmmm. I may have to make these again this weekend!

Mom said...

They sound like a cookie version of Red Lobster biscuits! I'm for sure going to make these!!

Angie said...

It is very much like eating the crispy tops of Red Lobster biscuits. Completely worth every calorie of butter!