These babies smelled amazing once they came out of the oven. Everyone grabbed a piece, we stuffed ourselves before dinner

Indulge in the savory delight of Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread, a unique twist on the classic shortbread cookie. This delectable recipe, hailing from the Southern United States, masterfully marries the creamy texture of cheese with the zesty punch of jalapeños. The blend of these two flavors results in a scrumptious cookie that’s both rich and tantalizingly spicy. It’s an ideal choice for gatherings or simply when you’re in the mood for a tasty snack. These cookies are not just delicious but also a guaranteed hit at any event.

Pair these Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread cookies with various sides to enhance your snacking experience. They’re fantastic with a bowl of zesty salsa or smooth guacamole for a simple snack. If you’re planning a more elaborate appetizer spread, they complement a charcuterie board filled with cured meats, olives, and pickles perfectly. These cookies also make a great accompaniment to a warm bowl of chili or add a delightful twist to a fresh summer salad.

Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread Recipe:


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

8 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

2 cups cheddar or pepper jack cheese, grated

2-3 jalapeño peppers, finely minced



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