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Cheddar Cheese Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies


  • 8 oz Extra Sharp Cheddar [Cracker Barrel]
  • 8 oz Vermont White Cheddar [Cracker Barrel]
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • red pepper or cayenne to taste [optional]


  • Use a food processor to grate the cheese.
  • Switch blade from grater to mixing blade and add butter and Worchestershire sauce. Pulse/process to combine, scraping down sides as necessary.
  • Add flour, salt and seasonings. Process/pulse until dough forms.
  • Divide dough in half and roll into logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in saran and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Slice into 1/2″ slices and lay on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 13 minutes, or until set and edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Cool on pan 1 minute, then transfer to wire rack. Makes 36 wafers. Store in a tightly covered container


Refresh cookies by toasting in a toaster oven or baking on a baking sheet at 350 for 5 minutes. They are so good warm!
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