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Spicy Cheese Shortbread


Makes about 36

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 F. Toss together cheese, flour, mustard and cayenne. Mix in butter. Knead with your hands to form a dough. If the dough feels very dry, add a tablespoon of water. On a floured surface, roll out half the dough to a thickness between 1/8- and 1/4-inch. Cut out with star, heart or leaf-shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove to a rack to cool.

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Reviews of Spicy Cheese Shortbread:

1-5 of 8 reviews   Next >>

  Heather in Ontario, Canada  May 18, 2008
Would make this again.
I have also made these and substituted the cheddar cheese, mustard and peppers with goat cheese and cranberry - yummy!! 5 stars

  Joanne in Florida  Dec 5, 2007
Would make this again.
These were really yummy, though I'm not sure I'd call them "cookies"; they're more like hors d'oeuvres. They were crumbly and cheesey and had a little kick to them. Definitely a keeper! 4 stars

  Miranda in Hornepayne, Ontario  Dec 17, 2006
Would make this again.
This was fantastic! I substituted dry mustard for real honey mustard, and I also threw in some Parm. Cheese.
The cookies were amazing, they taste like Goldfish Crackers...I do not recommend freezing them, as the texture and taste is altered.
5 stars

  Raf in Philippines  May 29, 2006
Would make this again.
I like this 5 stars

  Erin in Sebastopol  Nov 27, 2005
Would make this again.
I substituted regular mustard and mixed it right into my cheese, great suggestion on the Parmesian, as well I used only black peppers, and half of a chopped up jabanero. I used ghee and only a tad bit of water. yield: 18 heart shaped cookies. Chill dough before rolling out. 4 stars

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