Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is from "Ambrosia". The cookbook is from Vicksburg, MS.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and cheese in food processor.
  2. Add flour, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Add pecans.
  4. Roll into balls and flatten with a fork.
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

My Mother made these. She did not use chopped pecans in the dough. Rather than using a fork to flatten she would press a pecan half on top of each small ball. I bake them on top rack in oven for 15 minutes at 350. Getting ready to make some now. I normally use a couple of shakes of cayenne pepper. It's very easy to use too much. These are a holiday favorite at my house. She called them cheese biscuits. Not sure why but everyone knew what she meant and lined up for them.

snuffy51 December 08, 2012

A lady I work with brought these to work during the holidays - they are amazing, and such a nice change after all the sweets. I love the cayenne bite - not too much, but enough to notice. Thanks so much for posting this recipe - I was prepared to search for hours to find it!

Pinay0618 December 21, 2007

These were good, however I made one modification. Lightly sprinkel powdered sugar on top of cookies just prior to serving. Nice contrast of a little sweetness with the bite of the cayenne. <br/>Thanks!

DocNeon December 29, 2013

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