Fancy Cookies With Aged Cheddar and Fruit

Total Time
23mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Another one from IGA's booklet the Pleasures of Cheese. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 cup aged cheddar cheese
  • 14 cup your choice of chopped dried fruit (eg dried apricots, dried cranberries, raisins, etc)
  • 3 tablespoons pecans (optional) or 3 tablespoons almonds (optional) or 3 tablespoons hazelnuts, etc. your choice of nuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Gradually beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in flour, cheese, fruit and nuts until smooth.
  3. Shape dough into a roll, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. Cut roll into slices 1/4 inch thick. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper, place slices on cookie sheet and bake 8 - 12 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cool on rack.
  7. Variation 1: for fancy shaped cookies, on a floured surface, roll out chilled dough 1/4 inch thick and use your choice of cookie cutters
  8. Variation 2: instead of Aged Canadian Cheddar use Aged Gouda or Miranda.
  9. Note: it suggests that it can make for a good ice cream sandwich or with fresh fruit and sherbet.

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