A savory cookie? Believe it! Rich, buttery cheddar cheese cookies. Repin to save!

As I am writing this, the current temperature here in Minnesota is -11 F (-23C). This isn’t your average cold:

  • It’s the kind of cold that makes your nose hairs freeze when you inhale.
  • It’s the kind of cold that makes your skinny rings fit on your fatter fingers.
  • It’s the kind of cold that makes you want to bake something just so you can turn your oven on.

 Which is exactly what I did today.

Savory Cheddar Cheese Cookies - Deliciously DIFFERENT and addictive! Repin to save.

What Are Cheddar Cheese Cookies?

Don’t let the name of this recipe deceive you. These aren’t your typical cookies. They’re savory cookies, not sweet.

They’re kind of a cross between a cheese biscuit and cheese crackers. But the texture is like a buttery cookie.

They are absolutely delicious and addicting. They go great with soup, but can be eaten on their own as a snack.

These cookies are best made with sharp cheddar cheese. Extra sharp if you can find it. I like a bit of bite to my cookie.

If you’re more fond of pepper jack cheese, no problem! Try these savory pepper jack cookies.

Savory pepper jack cookies. Such a unique cracker-like cookie - you have to try it for yourself!

Make a batch of these cookies and include them on a party appetizer board.

A frozen lake

It’s looking like it’s going to be a long winter here in Minnesota. My favorite coping mechanism is to turn on the oven and bake something.

What do you do to stay warm on the coldest days of winter?

Savory Cheddar Cheese Cookies

Savory Cheddar Cheese Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 drops Tabasco sauce (or more, optional)
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Take a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place dough balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for one hour.
    2. Bake cookies at 375F for 8 to 9 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and place on a cooling rack. Serve warm from the oven, or microwave for a few seconds before eating.