March 15, 2016

Instructions

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
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