Savory Cheddar Shortbread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: about 5 dozen pieces
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1/4 stick butter, for lining baking sheet plus 1 pound butter, softened

3 cups shredded Cheddar

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a metal half sheet baking pan (12 by 17-inches) with parchment paper and butter. In large bowl, mix together butter, cheese, flour, garlic salt and cayenne. Turn out onto floured surface; knead lightly to blend well. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Score, with a paring knife, into small squares or rectangles. Prick each square with a fork twice to make a cross shape. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or cold.