Cheddar Pecan Thumbprints With Jalapeno Jelly and Cranberries

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

From a Fort Worth magazine from Feastivities. Everyone enjoyed this appetizer. Looks great for Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix butter, cheese, pecans, cayeene and salt. Gradually mix in flour. Result will be a stiff dough like shortbread. Form into logs 1-inch thick by 10 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and refrigrate until firm, at least 3 hours. (Refrigerate up to 5 days, frozen up to 6 months.).
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Remove dough from wax paper and slice into 1-inch pieces. Lightly press each piece in palm of hand; using thumb make a 1/4 inch indentation in center of each. Fill thumbprint with 1 teaspoon jelly and sprinkle with cranberries on top.
  3. Place on nonstick cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake 15- 20 minutes or until firm and slightly browned at edges. For best flavor do no overcook. May be served warm at room temperature.


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This recipe is spectacular! I've tried to leave a rating 3 times, but no success!

Eileen Daidone December 02, 2011

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