- 1 (10-oz) block sharp white cheddar, room temperature
- 1 stick (½ c.) unsalted butter, softened
- 1½ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp.kosher salt
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or more to taste
- About 45 pecan halves
FIRST Preheat oven to 350°F. Grate cheese using a food processor or hand grater. Combine shredded cheese, butter, flour, salt and pepper ina food processor fitted with blade attachment. Process until dough forms a ball and separates from side of processor.
NEXT Using hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Place 1 pecan half in center of each ball and press gently so that pecan is embedded in dough.
LAST Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool before serving.