Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cheese Buttons

This is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe for cheese straws. They are like little, cheesy biscuits, and they are delicious!

6 oz sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 C flour, plus more for board
8 Tbs butter, room temperature
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 C milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor, grate the cheese. Switch to a cutting blade and add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until combined. With the food processor still running, add just enough milk to hold the dough together.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured board, roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. With a small, round cookie cutter, or a bottle cap, cut into 1" rounds. Place about 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake until golden and firm to the touch, 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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