Friday, April 1, 2011

Queso Cookies

These are so good.  My sister usually makes them when I come in town or at Christmas, and I can easily eat most of them.  I made them last week for a bridal shower, and they were really easy.  You can make them into cookie shapes or cheese straws.  They are so delicious and buttery.  Thanks again to Plain Chicken--my main recipe source!

Queso Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can Ro-Tel, drained (or the store brand diced tomatoes and chiles)

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix the cheese and butter together.  Add the flour, salt, cayenne and tojmatoes, and stir until it becomes a ball. 

For cookies, form the dough into marbles and press with a fork.  For straws, roll out the dough into a rectangle that is 1/4" thick, andcut the dough into 2"x1" rectangles using a pizza cutter.  Poke four holes in the top of each cheese straw with a fork.

Bake on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet for 20 minutes.  Cool and then serve.  Makes 3-4 dozen.


  1. Oh wow, never made anything like this before! We both have queso on the brain.

  2. I have never seen anything like this before, but I love the idea of a savory cookie. High five!

  3. Well these could be interesting. Curious if they are more like a biscuit or a cookie...guess I will have to try it out :) Thanks.