Spicy Cheese Shortbread
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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