Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
A really nice change from all the sweet cookies out there. Can be used as a appetizer too. They need to chill for 1 hour before baking. I used to have a co-worker who I HAD to make these for every year at our Christmas party.
- Mix all ingredients together with your hand.
- Make teaspoon size balls.
- Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookies sheet.
- Refrigerate 1 hour.
- Bake at 400°F 15-20 minutes until set.
Wonderful little appetizers! Melting the butter and mixing everything together, rather than cutting the butter into the flour, was a change I welcomed. I did form them a bit different--rather than rolling them into balls, I formed into two logs, wrapped in plastic wrap, refrigerated for about an hour and a half, then cut into approxiately 1/4-inch rounds and baked on parchment paper. I added a little cayenne pepper to the dough to kick the flavor up a bit and baked in a convection oven at 350F for about 12 minutes. We loved them!
Marg, I LOVE these! I've been making them for several years and they make wonderful appetizers. Try rolling them into walnut-sized balls and pressing a small cube of ham in the middle before baking. I also like to add about 1/4 tsp garlic powder and/or 2 tsp red chile seeds or 1/4 tsp black pepper to the mixture for variety. I bake mine on a stone baking sheet and they come out so good! I'm so glad you had this recipe in here! (I love your other recipes and pictures too!)
I love the simplicity of this recipe. I also make it with Monterey jack cheese and get requests from co-workers for these all the time