What better way to celebrate the Packers Super Bowl participation than with a savory cheddar cheese cookie? These cookies make a great game day appetizer, with your favorite beer. I use Stonewall Kitchen hot pepper jelly.
Savory Cheddar Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 36 cookies
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup hot pepper jelly
In a food processor, combine cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and butter; process until creamy. Add egg yolk, white pepper, and cayenne pepper; process until well blended. Add flour and pulse just until soft dough forms. Dough will be sticky at this point. Refrigerate for 45 minutes until firm.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll approximately 2 teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls. Using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie ball. Fill each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon of hot pepper jelly.
Preheat oven to 350F. Bake cookies for approximately 15 minutes or lightly golden. Remove from oven and place baking sheet on a cooling rack, allowing the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.