Pecan Cheese Rounds

  • 1 lb. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Combine cheese and softened butter in food processor or mixing bowl.

Mix well and add flour, salt, cayenne pepper and paprika.

Process or stir until dough comes together in a ball.

Work pecans into dough so they are well distributed. 

Shape dough into 3 logs about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.

Wrap securely in plastic wrap or wax paper. Chill at least 2 hours.

You can freeze up to one month. Thaw before baking.

Pre-heat oven to 350*f. Slice dough into 1/4 inch slices.

Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until dough begins to brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight tin.