FOFF Cheese Cookies

by Joanne on February 9, 2012

Carla Vavala’s recipe on page 19 of her book Fusion of Food and Friends is called “Spritz Cheese Cookies”.  I was going to shape the cookies into delightful little spritzes but the dough was too thick for me to squeeze through the form.  I settled for small round cookies and also made a few “worms”.  The baked result has a cheesy light flavor, like a cracker but with a cookie texture.  You’ll be surprised at how popular these snacks will be for kids and adults.


Makes 24 cookies

  • 1/2 lb. sharp cheddar or aged Swiss cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce (*I put about 1 tsp. of habanero sauce in by mistake and the result wasn’t hot at all- it was perfect!)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream the cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce until smooth.

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt and paprika.  Gradually add the cheese mix to the flour mix and blend until it becomes a dough.

Shape into a long log and cut small, thin cookies or try to put into a spritz cookie press.

Bake for 10- 12 minutes or until brown.


These half dollar size cookies have so much flavor and are easy to make, they are just perfect for weekend snacking, party snacks or on the side with your favorite soup.


You don’t even have to dirty a cheese knife. The cheese is already there!

Remember Cheez It’s?  I could never stop at just one Devil

Cheez it

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  • At 2012.02.09 07:41, James Brewer said:

    When ever I make any for of cheese biscuits, I always like a little bit of heat in them. Whether it be caynne pepper or/and english mustard powder. Always thinks it brings out a more ‘cheesier’ flavour.

    • At 2012.02.09 09:58, Nancy Jean said:

      Oooh, these look wonderful .. just the right addition to a steaming bowl of tomato bisque. I’m going to make them for Mom this weekend.

      You’ll ALWAYS find a box of Cheez-Its in the Baber house – – we all love them, especially my grandson. Dakota scored above 90 in every subject this past report card so we took him out to Secret Garden. He unwrapped the giant box from BJs and his smile literally lit up the room.

      Thanks for sharing, Joanne. This recipe sounds easy enough even for me!

      • At 2012.02.09 15:24, Lori said:

        Yum! I wonder how coconut flour would work with these?

        • At 2012.02.09 16:00, claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine said:

          The spicier the better for me in biscuits, you cook like I love…. I would be at your house everyday if I still lived there… how fun to have a cooking friend to be your taste tester! Hope your having a great new year. I have to try this!

          • At 2012.02.09 22:20, Pam said:

            Heman would love these, what a cool recipe!

            • At 2012.02.10 01:55, Bradley said:

              Hmm, those cheese cookies look nice. However, I’ll add more habanero sauce for that extra heat.

              • At 2012.02.10 06:59, Mary Adams said:

                looks great, reminds me that my grandmother made ​​me. thanks for the recipe. Tonight I make it to my children.

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