Thumbprint Cookies (savory Cheddar)

Thumbprint Cookies (savory Cheddar) created by Chef Dee

Guests will be surprised to find that these appetizers, studded with nuts and bejeweled with pepper jelly are not to be saved for dessert. This is one cookie recipe that should certainly be paired with cocktails.

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35mins
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directions

  • In food processor, pulse together Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and butter until smooth.
  • Add egg yolk and pepper; pulse until blended.
  • Add flour; pulse just until soft dough forms.
  • Place pecans on plate.
  • Place 1 cup water in bowl.
  • With hands, roll scant tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Wet balls with water; roll in nuts to coat pressing nuts lightly into dough ball.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • With thumb or finger, make indentation in center of each.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Bake in center of 350°F oven for about 15 minutes or until firm outside and lightly golden.
  • Let cool on baking sheet.
  • (Can be prepared to this point and frozen in layers separated by waxed paper in rigid airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Bake in 350°F oven for about 3 minutes to recrisp).
  • Fill indentations with hot pepper jelly.
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"Guests will be surprised to find that these appetizers, studded with nuts and bejeweled with pepper jelly are not to be saved for dessert. This is one cookie recipe that should certainly be paired with cocktails."
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  1. neal126
    These turned out delicious. I did not roll in nuts since a friend cannot eat them. I filled them with an IPA jelly and a habanero jelly. Both are good
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  2. mary winecoff
    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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  3. Gmelle
    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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  4. aronsinvest
    Turned out well. Did not need the water as the nuts stuck simply by rolling. Guests enjoyed them. Thanks.
    Reply
  5. CaramelPie
    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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