Cheddar Shortbread

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These are really tasty. You can top the cookies with chopped pecans or pistachios if desired, before baking. Use fancy cookie cutter shapes for a festive appetizer.

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Cheddar Shortbread

Joan Donogh
Savory shortbread made with cheddar cheese.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated old cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups flour


  • Combine butter, mustard, and pepper in food processor, and whirl to combine. Add cheese and whirl again to mix.
  • Add flour and pulse just until blended.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface, to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with desired small cookie cutter and transfer to cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom.



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