Sunday, April 22, 2012

Queso Cookies

The name of these little snacks bothers me because they're not sweet at all, but they are deliciously cheesy with just a little bit of spice. They taste like queso dip without the headache of making a sauce and keeping it warm at a party.

Queso Cookies (from The Homesick Texan Cookbook)

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups grated sharp white cheddar (225g)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp ground cumin

1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Mix butter and cheese together.
3. Add flour, jalapeno, salt, cayenne, and cumin. Stir until it forms a ball (like a pie dough).
4. Take a pinch of dough, shape into a marble, place on sheet, and press with a fork. Repeat.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, cool, and serve.

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