A savory cookie? Why, yes! These buttery, cheesy cookies are a cross between a cracker and a biscuit. A great addition to a cheese plate or appetizer spread.

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

Does a cookie have to be sweet in order to still be a cookie? I don’t have the technical answer to that. But if it were up to me, I would say no.

Today I am sharing a recipe with you that looks like a traditional cookie, but it certainly doesn’t taste like one.

How would I describe these savory pepper jack cookies?

  • A mix between a cookie, a cracker, and a biscuit
  • Melt-in-your mouth texture when eaten right out of the oven
  • Cheesy and just slightly spicy
  • The perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of soup
  • The star of your next cheese and cracker tray

Savory pepper jack cookies. Is it a cookie, a cracker, or a biscuit? You decide!

Learn How To Make Savory Cookies

These pepper jack cookies are a follow up to the savory cheddar cheese cookies I posted a couple of years ago. Both are delicious and I can’t tell you which one I like better. If you’re torn between the two, go with the type of cheese you like better (cheddar or pepper jack). Or try a completely different flavor of cheese with similar texture.

In any case, I urge you to give these unique little snacks a try. They will be a hit at your next get-together. Be prepared for many recipe requests.

And they couldn’t be easier to make. Easier than cookies, in fact. (No egg cracking required!)

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

Savory Pepper Jack Cookies

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


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


  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. Preheat oven to 375F. Bake cookies 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 to heat.

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