Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Old Cheddar Shortbread

Last week Maw decided to make Aunt Louise's "Old Cheddar Shortbread." Yummy, short little crackery discs. Lovely with wine, even white, Auntie! Add some grapes and a good sharp cheddar and it compliments it even more. Hints from both: Louise says the older the cheddar, the better. Maw says to be sure to shred the cheese very fine. Recipe is in the Strand Family Cookbook.

Old Cheddar Shortbread

Louise Strand Russell

"These are great with a glass of red wine."

1/2 C. soft butter
1 1/2 C. grated cheddar (old)
1 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper (or cayenne)
1/2 t. dried thyme
1 large egg white

Combine ingredients and roll into 2 rolls about 1" in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours. Slice into 1/4 inch rounds and bake at 325 degrees F for 18 minutes. Cookies come out well baked on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Thanks gals!

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