Cheesy Chile Pepper Jelly Thumbprints: Savory

Flaky cheese dough surrounding the jewel of hot pepper jelly.
Delicious Day 1, better day 2 and beyond…

2 c cheddar cheese, chunkedCheesy Chile Pepper Jelly Thumbprints2
1 c all-purpose flour
6 TBSP chilled butter, chopped
½ c hot pepper jelly (Hacienda Maize!)

Blend cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor until dough begins to form a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Shape dough into 1 ½” balls and place 1” apart on baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven; press back of teaspoon into top of each ball, creating an indentation. Spoon about ½ tsp into jelly indentation.

Bake until edges are golden brown, approximately 7-10 minutes. Makes ~36 appetizers.

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