17 Reviews

This was excellent! It looked so pretty on my appetizer table, and tasted so good. I baked them and froze them. I just let them thaw and did not reheat. They were great. I may try with regular sharp yellow cheese next time. Thanks for posting.

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CaramelPie December 07, 2007

Came together easy & fast. After baking, my thumbprints needed tamping down a little as they puffed up, not leaving much room to fill. I chose not to reheat before serving; just put the jellies (green & red) in small zipper bags, snipped off a corner & piped them in. The result was a nice buttery shortbread texture that complimented the jelly. These added a lot of visual appeal to my Christmas appy table & only confused the kids who were scouting for cookies ;-)

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SusieQusie December 24, 2006

I have had this in my cookbook for so long and I finally made these for my Christmas party and they were delicious! I used red and green filling for the jelly (Hot Pepper Jelly Hot Pepper Jelly and Red Pepper Jelly Red Pepper Jelly) for a festive touch. I rolled some in nuts and left some plain and I actually liked the plain cheese ones better but some my guests liked the nuts. The bases freeze so well and it allowed me to do some advaced prep so I could enjoy the party. Thanks for posting your winning recipe here for us all to try :)

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* Pamela * December 14, 2005

Yummy! I used a mix of white cheddar and yellow cheddar and filled them with some homemade pepper jelly. These were delish!

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mary winecoff December 24, 2009

These were great!!! If you like cheese straws and red pepper jelly, you will love them. I liked them better without nuts, but my husband preferred the nutty ones.

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Gmelle November 11, 2009

Turned out well. Did not need the water as the nuts stuck simply by rolling. Guests enjoyed them. Thanks.

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aronsinvest September 13, 2009

Delicious! I had to add a few drops of milk to get the dough to come together, but these were easy to make, tasted great, and everyone at Easter dinner loved them! I think the sharper the cheddar, the better.

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Chef MB April 08, 2007

I added a dash of milk to help with the dryness and they turned out wonderful (except for my brother-in-law missing the part about them not being dessert cookies)

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gkm527 May 28, 2006

These are fantastic. A couple of weeks ago, I saved your recipe in my cookbook, printed out a copy and brought it to work for a friend. He made your recipe and brought me some that he had put in an air tight bag. I took them home, put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 3 minutes and then filled them with my hot pepper jelly. They are so delicious and he was pleased that you had easy to follow instructions and he also froze some. I can't wait to make them myself for the holidays. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe!

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Judy-Jude December 06, 2005
Thumbprint Cookies (savory Cheddar)