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

The moment these Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread cookies came out of the oven, the aroma was irresistible, and everyone couldn’t help but grab a piece right away. We indulged ourselves with these savory delights even before dinner was served!

Introducing a delightful twist to the classic shortbread, this recipe infuses the richness of cheese with the lively kick of jalapeños, offering a savory cookie that’s sure to captivate. Originating from the culinary traditions of the southern United States, Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread combines an array of flavors to produce a snack that’s both surprising and satisfying. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a delicious snack, these cookies are bound to be a hit.

For an array of serving possibilities, consider pairing these savory cookies with fresh salsa or creamy guacamole for a relaxed snack option. They also make a sophisticated appetizer alongside a charcuterie board featuring cured meats, olives, and pickles. Not to mention, they’re a fantastic complement to a bowl of hearty chili or as a flavorful addition to a fresh summer salad.

Cheesy Jalapeño Shortbread Recipe
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter, cubed

2 cups grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese

2-3 jalapeño peppers, finely minced


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

Cut in the butter until the mixture takes on a crumbly texture.

Mix in the egg, grated cheese, and jalapeños until well incorporated.

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