Cheddar Pecan Crisps
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 8 ounces cheddar, coarsely grated (2 cups)
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together butter and cheddar in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, then beat in remaining ingredients.
Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and arrange 3 inches apart on buttered baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch disk and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 15 to 18 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine