Cheddar Pecan Thumbprints With Jalapeno Jelly and Cranberries

“From a Fort Worth magazine from Feastivities. Everyone enjoyed this appetizer. Looks great for Christmas.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
4 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix butter, cheese, pecans, cayeene and salt. Gradually mix in flour. Result will be a stiff dough like shortbread. Form into logs 1-inch thick by 10 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and refrigrate until firm, at least 3 hours. (Refrigerate up to 5 days, frozen up to 6 months.).
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Remove dough from wax paper and slice into 1-inch pieces. Lightly press each piece in palm of hand; using thumb make a 1/4 inch indentation in center of each. Fill thumbprint with 1 teaspoon jelly and sprinkle with cranberries on top.
  3. Place on nonstick cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake 15- 20 minutes or until firm and slightly browned at edges. For best flavor do no overcook. May be served warm at room temperature.

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