These babies smelled amazing once they came out of the oven. Everyone grabbed a piece, we stuffed ourselves before dinner



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

8 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

2 cups cheddar or pepper jack cheese, grated

2-3 jalapeño peppers, finely minced


In a large bowl, mix flour and salt.

Work in the butter until you have a dry, crumbly mixture.

Add the beaten egg, cheese, and jalapeño, mixing well.

Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Heat your oven to 400°F.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a greased or lined baking sheet, spaced apart.

Flatten each ball using a mug or jar.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until they turn lightly golden.

Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve these delightful Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread cookies as a snack, appetizer, or a side to your favorite dishes. They're sure to be a popular choice among your friends and family!