Cheesy Thumbprint Appetizers with Hot Pepper Jelly recipe

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2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons chilled butter, chopped
½ cup hot pepper jelly

Nutrition Info

118.8 calories
carbohydrate: 10.2 g
cholesterol: 21 mg
fat: 7.3 g
fiber: 0.2 g
protein: 3.5 g
saturatedFat: 4.6 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 97.1 mg
sugar: 3.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Blend Cheddar cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor until dough is a coarse-meal texture and forms into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, press thumb into top of each ball, creating an indentation. Spoon about 1 teaspoon pepper jelly into indentation. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Recipe Yield

20 cookies

Recipe Note

Beautiful and delicious, these savory but sweet little appetizer 'cookies' are easy to make and sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

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