Thumbprint Cookies (savory Cheddar)

Recipe by luvmybge
READY IN: 35mins




  • 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.