Pimiento Cheese Cookies

Pimiento Cheese CookiesRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
We used Palmetto Cheese, a South Carolina favorite, in these treats.


Makes 2 dozen
Total time: 3 Hours, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 35 Minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup refrigerated pimiento cheese
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/4 cup butter, softened
Parchment paper
4 tablespoons strawberry preserves


1. Beat together flour and pimiento cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 1 minute. Add pecans and butter; beat until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Place dough on a well-floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 48 rounds with a 2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps once. Arrange half of rounds 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; spoon 1/2 tsp. strawberry preserves onto center of each round, and top with remaining rounds, pressing edges to seal.

3. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).