Pink Popper Jelly and it’s related Cookies

by Michelle on April 17, 2008

As long as I am posting the Hot Pepper Jelly varieties, I’m going to tell you about a savory cookie that is absolutely one of our favorites. The recipe makes a small batch, thank goodness because they rarely last long and mostly eaten by me!

And you do not have to can your own jelly to make the cookies. Any hot pepper jelly would be fine or you can substitute Apple Butter or Apple Chutney.

Savory Cheddar and Pink Popper Jelly Cookies
Recipe adapted from “Thanksgiving 101” by Rick Rodgers

8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup hot pepper jelly or sub apple butter or chutney

1. Place cheese and butter in a food processor (could be creamed by hand or mixer) and pulse a few times until thoroughly blended.
2. Add flour and process until the mixture forms a soft dough.
3. Gather up the dough and divide into two flat disks. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until chilled, 30-45 minutes.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
5. Using 1 teaspoon dough for each, roll the dough into small balls and place 2″ apart on the sheet. Bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. Remove from the oven. Using the handle of a wooden spoon or 1/2-inch-thick dowel, poke an indentation in each cookie. I use the back of the 1 tsp cookie scoop to make the indentation. Place a dollop of the jelly into the indentations.

7. Return to the oven and bake until the tops are very lightly browned, about 10 minutes. (Cookies will continue to crisp as they cool.)
8. Transfer to racks and cool completely. Cookies will be soft when removed from the oven so I just slide the parchment paper with the cookies onto the cooling rack.

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  • OhioMom April 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I am not baking any cookies, nope, uh uh, no way …. well maybe just a couple :)I will just have a couple of those to go with my tea thank you.

  • Pixie April 18, 2008 at 10:06 am

    These sound terrific Michelle and thanks so much for stopping by I’m looking forward to reading about your canning adventures! :)

  • Lael May 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I had to make one more comment since finding your blog today (p.s. I love it!)….these cookies sound perfect. I made savory cheddar cheese cookies several years ago but lost the recipe, so I’m excited to give these a try!

  • Joelle May 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I was lucky enough to recieve a jar of this fabulous jelly in the mail and made these savory cookies. I took them to a family get-toether–huge hit–wish I would have made more!I will certainly make these again.

  • katrina March 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Oh boy! This I have to try – looks fabulous!

  • patsy April 13, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I always love these kind of cookies! Haven’t tried a savory version before, but am very intrigued!

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