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Cheddar Shortbread Bites

Cheddar Shortbread Bites

Do-ahead appetizer for entertaining! These flaky, cheesy bites are easy to make and store well.

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25 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 20 min
Total Time



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon salt

Dash ground red pepper

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (white only)

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, butter, salt and red pepper in bowl; beat at medium speed until dough forms. Add cheese; mix until ball forms. Shape dough into disk; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat egg white and water together in bowl. Brush cut-outs with egg wash; sprinkle with seeds.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately loosen from pan; let cool on pan.

Tip #1

Shortbread can be topped with a variety of other ingredients such as chili powder, seasoned salt, fennel seed or herbs.

Nutrition (1 appetizer)

40 Calories
3 Fat (g)
8 Cholesterol (mg)
60 Sodium (mg)
1.5 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1.5 Protein (g)
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