It’s not too late to do some Christmas baking! If you look back over the blog you can find Christmas cookie recipes in December 2012 and December 2016 – Cranberry Orange Almond Shortbread, Raspberry Lemon Cookies, Brandied Fruit and Nut cookies and a wonderful Limoncello Tiramisu (2016) (okay they aren’t cookies, eh?) And then there are Cranberry Pistachio Salted Caramel Bars (2012). No holiday meal is complete without at least ONE of these!
For those looking for something more savory and less sweet, you will like this recipe –
Cheddar Jalapeno Shortbread
Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 22 minutes Servings 48 cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup jalapeno, seeded and minced
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
Slowly beat in the flour until it is fully combined and is an even consistency.
Mix in the cheddar cheese and minced jalapeno pepper.
Divide the cookie dough in thirds. Roll each portion into an 8 inch log. Chill the logs in the fridge for 2 hours.
Preheat oven for 350F.
Cut each log into 1/2-inch cookie slices. You should get about 16 slices per log. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
GREAT with a slice of extra old cheese! Some caramelized onion chutney?