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Cheesy Thumbprint Appetizers with Hot Pepper Jelly

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"Beautiful and delicious, these savory but sweet little appetizer 'cookies' are easy to make and sure to be a huge hit at your next party!"
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Ingredients

55 m servings 119
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Blend Cheddar cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor until dough is a coarse-meal texture and forms into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven; press thumb into top of each ball, creating an indentation. Spoon about 1 teaspoon pepper jelly into indentation. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 119 calories; 7.3 10.2 3.5 21 97 Full nutrition

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I didn't think the dough was going to come together. It just looked like, well, cornmeal or something. I kept running the food processor and then suddenly the dough began to form. I needed t...

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The first time I made these I followed recipe exactly and found the cheesy cookie part to taste a bit too much like flour. Next go round I added a squirt of brown mustard, some garlic powder and...

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I didn't think the dough was going to come together. It just looked like, well, cornmeal or something. I kept running the food processor and then suddenly the dough began to form. I needed t...

I thought this was a good base recipe - but I found the cheese cracker part to be a bit bland. The second time I made the recipe, I added 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoo...

This was originally published by Cabot Cheese. I use their Seriously Sharp. I also wait till closer to the end to flll, but that may be because my home made blackberry hot pepper jelly isn't a...

I made half a batch of this recipe and took some to a friend's house for an appetizer. Everyone loved these. The cheese I used was Tillamook Sharp Cheddar. I bought mild pepper jelly, and whe...

I was looking for an appetizer that didn't need to stay warm and was a little unique. This was definitely it! I took the advice of those who added some additional spices (garlic powder, salt,...

The first time I made these I followed recipe exactly and found the cheesy cookie part to taste a bit too much like flour. Next go round I added a squirt of brown mustard, some garlic powder and...

I was looking for something to bring to a party that didn't have to be spread,sliced or heated and this was it! I added garlic and oregano to the dough. I wanted the grey/green flecks in there...

Ohhh, are these a yummy little appetizer! I have been waiting to be with a crowd of people to make this snack. The crowd finally happened, and everyone who tried them, loved them. I used my sm...

These were so easy to make. I didn't run through a food processor but rather cut the mixture together with a pastry blender. I also added a little bit of hot pepper relish to the jam for a litt...