Cheddar Shortbread Bites
Do ahead appetizer for entertaining! These flaky, cheesy bites are easy to make and store well.
25 min.prep time
Combine flour, butter, salt and red pepper in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until dough forms. Add cheese; mix until a ball forms. Shape dough into circle; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. (It will be hard to roll at first, but will soften. Press together any cracks that form on edges of dough.) Cut dough with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutters or pizza cutter into desired shapes. Place onto ungreased baking sheets.
Beat egg white and water together in small bowl. Brush cut-outs with egg wash; sprinkle with seeds.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately loosen from pan; let cool on pan.
Shortbread can be topped with a variety of other ingredients such as chili powder, seasoned salt, fennel seed or herbs.