Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hot Cheese Bits

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.

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