Cheddar Pecan Cookies

"This recipe is from "Ambrosia". The cookbook is from Vicksburg, MS."
photo by K Sissy D. photo by K Sissy D.
photo by K Sissy D.
Ready In:
24-36 cookies




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

Questions & Replies

  1. can they be frozen?
  2. I do not have a food processor. Will a hand mixer work just as well? Thank you.


  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. Very nice cookies. Now that my daughter is in a much smaller school, and I am a class dad, as they put it, I made these and took them to school today. The 6th graders loved them. The only thing I did different was reduced the cayenne down to 1/2 teaspoon.


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