Cheesy Thumbprint Appetizers with Hot Pepper Jelly


Beautiful and delicious, these savory but sweet little thumbprint appetizer 'cookies' are easy to make and are sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, chopped

  • ½ cup hot pepper jelly


  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 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
7g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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