Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Makes about 6 dozen

Pecan-Rosemary-Cheddar Buttons combine nutty pecans and earthy rosemary to create a robust riff on the average Cheddar cheese straw.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Beat cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, pecans, and rosemary, beating just until combined.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Divide into 4 equal portions, and flatten each into a disk; roll each disk to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch round cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

bbenedict's Review

January 08, 2013
Tasty. Rather than roll the dough out and cut it with a cookie cutter, I shaped the dough into logs that were 2 inches in diameter and wrapped them tightly in parchment paper. That way I could slice and bake when ready.


July 21, 2015
Absolutely wonderful appetizer.  Five Stars!  Just grab a bottle of red wine and that's all you need to go with them.