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Spicy Cheese Shortbread

Servings: 36
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Frying Time: 12 minutes per batch
Start to Finish: about 27 minutes
Times are approximate

Ingredients:
8-ounce package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup butter, melted
Optional: 1 tablespoon water

Suggested Items:
Large Bowl
Baking Sheets
Wire Rack

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F

In a large bowl, toss together cheese, flour, mustard and pepper; stir in butter. Knead until dough forms; add water if dough feels dry.

Divide into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll out each ball 1/4-inch thick. Cut out with desired cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen.

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