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Spicy Cheese Shortbread

Spicy Cheese Shortbread Recipe

Makes about 36


2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375 F.
Toss together cheese, flour, mustard and cayenne. Mix
in butter.

Knead with your hands to form a dough. If the dough feels very dry, add a tablespoon
On a floured surface, roll out half the dough to a thickness between
1/8- and
1/4-inch. Cut out with star, heart or leaf-shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased
cookie sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom.

Remove to
a rack to cool.
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