Drema's Spicy Pecan-cheese Coins Recipe

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Drema's Spicy Pecan-Cheese Coins

Drema Bryant


Another great appetizer to gift-maker for the holidays! We love them anytime. This version is a bit spicier than my cheese straws but you can play with it to suit your taste! Enjoy!

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Yields about 8 doz coins


20 Min


1 lb
cheddar cheese, shredded fresh
1/2 c
butter or margerine, unsalted, softened
2 c
flour, all purpose
1 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper or more, ground to taste
1/4 tsp
paprika, ground
1/4 tsp
cumin, ground
1 c
pecans, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

In large mixing bowl combine cheese and softened butter. (You can use a food processor fitted with steel blade if available - if not, mix well using hands). Add flour, salt, pepper, paprika and cumin. Process or work well with hands until dough comes together in a ball. Work pecans into the dough so they are well distributed.
Shape dough into 3 logs, about 1 1/4" in diameter. Wrap securely with wax paper or plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hrs. (Tip - these can be frozen for up to 30 days. Thaw before baking)
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice dough into 1/4 inch coins and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 12-15 minutes or until coins begin to brown.
Remove to a wire rack to cool and store in airtight containers or tins.

*Tip - they are easier to slice if they have been frozen and are starting to thaw slightly. Once sliced you can leave them on cookie sheet until finish thawing and bake at that time. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Hashtags: #cheese, #spicy, #appetizers