Love these! This is Ama B's recipe, and we always make this for Christmas. You can make the dough and store it in the refrigerator until you want to bake a batch, or just bake the whole batch & freeze.
Preheat oven to 350
1 cup pecans, chopped very finely
1 cup flour
2 cups extra sharp cheddar, grated
1 stick butter at room temperature
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne (add more if you'd like these a little spicy)
In the food processor: Shred cheese with grating blade. Remove blade & set cheese aside. Put in chopping blade, and chop pecans. Add cheese and all other ingredients back to pecans. Pulse until blended. Remove & form into logs on plastic wrap. Wrap & refrigerate until firm enough to slice. Slice thinly and bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 10-15 minutes. Let cool on racks and store in an airtight tin.