Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Alice C

By
@Alliebaba

Savory Thumbprints? How's that for a twist? These cookies are an APPETIZER, not a dessert cookie. They will wow your guests who will like the surprise. Back in 2004 I pulled this from Recipezaar and I've been making these ever since.


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Serves:

2 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
white cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 medium
egg yolk
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 c
flour
1 c
pecans, finely chopped
1 c
hot pepper jelly (red or green)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a food processor, pulse together Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses with butter, until smooth. Add egg yolk and pepper; pulse until blended. Add flour, pulse just until a soft dough forms.
2
Place pecans on a plate and place 1 cup of water in a bowl. With hands, roll scant tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Wet balls with water and roll in pecans to coat.
3
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (I line mine with parchment for easy cleanup). With thumb or finger, make an indent in each cookie. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
4
Bake in centre of oven at 350 F for about 15 minutes or until firm outside and lightly golden. Let cool on baking sheet.
5
(Can be prepared to this point and frozen in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Bake for 3 minutes to recrisp).
6
Fill indentations with hot pepper jelly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian