Recipe Box, Pimento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Icing

Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day yet?

Valentine mantel

I am in such a hurry to get rid of January that I did some decorating to speed things along


February is such a happy month, January blues are gone, Spring is on the horizon

Valentine mantel 2

It’s time to get out your pink feather boa and make some Valentine treats!

Pimento cheese cookies

This is the EASIEST cheese straw type recipe that I have ever made,  and it is my new favorite!


You use prepared pimento cheese, flour, butter and pecans, that’s it!


mix the cheese, butter and flour  together


add pecans


and form dough into a log or two




slice and bake!


You can also roll or pat out the dough and use a cookie cutter


These cookies are delicious plain and delicious topped with strawberry preserves.

pimento cheese cookies with strawberry

Have you ever had the popular cheese ring with strawberry preserves in the center, well, this is just a different version of that wonderful sweet and savory combination


These would be great for all the upcoming sporting events too, make them into football shapes for Super Bowl.  Top them with orange marmalade if you’re a Broncos fan! You could always serve the preserves on the side for guests to spread as desired


But I like them for Valentine treats the best!

Valentine decor

Hurry February!

Here’s the recipe:


Slice and bake or use a cookie cutter to cut into special shapes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup prepared pimiento cheese [I like Palmetto brand]
  • 1/4 cup butter [1/2 stick]
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Strawberry preserves [optional]


  • Beat cheese, butter and flour to form dough.
  • Add pecans and mix to incorporate.
  • Form dough into a log, or two logs, wrap in saran and refrigerate.
  • Slice into 1/4″ rounds and bake on a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  • Dough can be rolled or patted out and cut into shapes.
  • For Valentine cookies, use a heart cookie cutter and “ice” with strawberry preserves when cool. Makes about 2 dozen


Dough can be kept in refrigerator for several weeks
Keyword cheese cookies, cheese wafers, pimiento cheese appetizer, pimiento cheese cookie, strawberry cheese cookies

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you are safe and warm!

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11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pimento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Icing”
  1. Jacqueline says:

    I love your feather boa, your tree and all of your fireplace decor! I left up a lot of our “Frozen” decor for January, but the dining room got lots of red started for Valentines Day. The trouble with Valentine’s Day is that it come half way through the month so it is here before you know it and you just have to decorate early for it!
    These cheese straws look and sound heavenly. I am sure I couldn’t stop eating them!

  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    The cookies sound different! I’ve never made cheese straws and think I’d like to give them a try:@)

  3. laurie says:

    how cute your V’tine décor is. I love the tree on your hearth, and the boa is a great idea for the mantel. I love anything that has pimento cheese in it. I’m definitely going to be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing this recipe. (footballs are a cute idea too). laurie

  4. mleewest says:

    I love your Valentine’s decorations. And your idea of turning cheese straws into wafer cookies, topped with jam, is brilliant. You’re right–it’s perfect for the Super Bowl. Have a great weekend!

  5. Karen says:

    I like the idea of pimento cheese used in your cheese cookies as I grew up in the south and it was a favorite of mine.

  6. Marigene says:

    I ♥ savory cookies, Jenna. Even better I like that the dough will last in the fridge for more than a day or two. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a great upcoming week.

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, I had bookmarked this recipe when I saw it in Southern Living and then forgot about it! So easy and I love the strawberry preserves to accompany it like the cheese ring recipe. Thanks for the reminder, how easy and tasty too. Note to self: Buy a pink feather boa 🙂

  8. Savory and sweet, I wish I could just reach out to your blog and taste them! Thanks for posting on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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