Try this cheesy appetizer at your next party. The cheese and the hot pepper jam, make for a lovely savory presentation, and the combination of the two will make your taste buds sing.
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 Tablespoons (Tbsp.) chilled butter, chopped
- 1/2 cup Cherchies Strawberry Hot Pepper Jam, Cherchies Cranberry Hot Pepper Jam, Cherchies Cherry Hot Pepper Jam, or Cherchies Lem'n Raspberry Marmalade (For a sweeter option, try our Cherchies Blackberry Preserves, Cherchies Champagne Preserves with Champagne, Cherchies Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, or our Cherchies Fig Preserves with Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Blend butter, flour, and cheese in a food processor until dough forms into a ball.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll dough into small balls (about 1 1/2 inch in diameter) and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove cheese cookies from the oven, and press your thumb into the top of each ball, creating a well. Spoon 1 teaspoon pepper jam into the well. Bake for another 5 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown.