Cheese Thumbprints with Tomato Jam from Woodhill Cottage

Cheese Thumbprints with Tomato Jam

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Blend cheese, flour, butter, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until dough is a coarse-meal texture and forms into a ball.

Remove the dough from the food processor, form a tight ball, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and form 1 1/2 inch balls. Place them 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 7 minutes and then remove from oven. Press the back of a melon baller (or thumb) into each cookie and top with about 1 teaspoon of the Tomato Jam. Return cheddar cookies to the oven for 6 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature on a rack.

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