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Great snack for cheese lovers
- 8 oz cheddar cheese cut in chunks
- 4 oz soft unsalted butter cut in chunks
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup flour
Process cheese until it resembles a coarse meal, approximately 30 seconds.
Add butter, hot sauce (or pepper) and salt; process until smooth.
Scrape down the bowl and add the flour. Pulse until it just starts to go into a ball.
Chill dough until it’s firm enough to handle—about 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 3 equal parts and shape into logs about 1 1/2-inches in diameter; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 2-3 hours until very firm.
To bake: Preheat oven to 400 F/200 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Cut dough into 1/8-inch slices and place on prepared sheets about 2-inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes or until light golden around the edges. Cool on sheet for about 1 minute, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Unbaked logs may be frozen for future use. Makes about 100 cookies.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg