Three 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded cold then left at room temperature
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Dash of garlic powder
If you don't have a cookie press, form the dough into 1-inch balls and flatten them with a fork.