Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread

Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread: A Spicy and Savory Delight
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the irresistible flavor combination of Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread! 


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2-3 jalapeños, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat the Oven:Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Prepare the Dough:In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and grated cheddar cheese until smooth and creamy.
Add the diced jalapeños, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and mix until well combined.
Gradually add the flour to the mixture, stirring until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, you can add a tablespoon of water to help it come together.

Shape the Shortbread:Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape it into a ball.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the dough into your desired shapes. You can make traditional round shortbread cookies or get creative with fun shapes like stars or hearts.

Bake the Shortbread:Place the shaped shortbread cookies on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each cookie.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

Cool and Serve:Remove the shortbread cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Enjoy the Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread:Once cooled, serve the shortbread cookies as a delicious snack or appetizer.
Store any leftover shortbread cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Tip: For an extra cheesy twist, you can sprinkle some additional grated cheddar cheese on top of the shortbread cookies before baking.

Get ready to spice up your snack time with these Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread cookies! With their savory flavor and satisfying crunch, they're sure to be a hit at your next gathering or cozy night in. Enjoy!