Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spicy Cheddar Shortbreads

8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter, chilled and chopped
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup Ghost Pepper Jelly (Pick Your Jar Up At Bonnes Amies)
¼ cup milk

Combine butter, flour and salt in food processor – pulse until combined.
Add cheddar cheese and pulse until combined.
Pour flour mixture into a separate bowl. Add jelly and combine with a fork, slowly adding milk until it resembles a course meal.
Turn mixture onto parchment paper (it will be very crumbly) and work quickly to form a log. Wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
Remove from paper and slice into ¼” discs. Place onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 375°F until slightly brown, about 18-20 minutes.
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