Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 35 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

We used Palmetto Cheese, a South Carolina favorite, in these treats.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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).

Ratings & Reviews

Oh, how delightful!

December 18, 2017
Mmmm, these are delicious! (And I'm not even a pimento cheese fan.) They remind me of cheese biscuits with jam or a baked brie because of the flavor combination. The savory cheese and butter flavors are light and tangy and pair so well with the sweet preserves. I used strawberry preserves but I think plum would also be fun to try. I agree with other reviewers that these are quick and easy to make. I will be making these again for the holidays to share with others.

Singeli's Review

February 27, 2013
How are they without the jelly but just served as thin "biscuits/crackers?"

firmdeb's Review

October 19, 2014
These are quick, easy, and awesome!! I made a double batch; one batch was exactly as directed, the other was with rosemary jelly. The strawberry was better and I think raspberry would be good as well.

BabsM54's Review

August 09, 2013

lilysmom's Review

May 13, 2013
I made these without the filling. They are very easy to make and tasty. I used the Palmetto pimento cheese and added a dash of cayenne pepper. The next time I make them I`ll use the jalapeno pimento cheese.

NoNoNan's Review

June 02, 2012
Sound good, but not strawberry fan, so I'm try a pepper jelly or maybe next time a raspberry chipotle Jam

DLR213's Review

February 04, 2012
The perfect blend of savory and sweet. Each bite yields butter, pimiento cheese, strawberry jam, and ground pecans. Taking these to my weekend Super Bowl party, where I am sure they will be devoured in an instant. These cookies are very easy to make but they do take time (rolling the dough, filling the cookies, correctly placing the tops, crimping, then baking) - so if you have a helper in the kitchen when you bake, that would make this an even better baking experience. But the results are well worth it. GREAT cookie.