Jul 23, 2012

Jalapeño & Cheddar Cookies

Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

When your dream suddenly comes true, and you can almost bathe yourself in these shiny, fiery, dark-green jalapeños… you can get a little crazy. I make everything jalapeño these days.

And so I made these cookies and let me tell you: this is probably the best jalapeño recipe ever from my hand.

Okay, my Cherry Coke & Jalapeño Meatballs and Chicken, Jalapeño & Cheddar Casserole are pretty good, too.

But still… these are just cheesy enough, just salty enough, and with the perfect amount of  kick.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 heaping cups wheat flour
1 stick butter (cold)
1 large egg
1 egg white
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
5 oz cheddar (spicy)
1 big ole jalapeño
1/2 tsp baking powder

 

Directions:

This one had stretch marks. I figured he was done growing. I can relate to that, unfortunately. Remove the seeds and give it a coarse chop.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

 
One jalapeño gives a lovely kick, want the cookies spicier, just add two.
 

Grate the cheese. Or buy it pre-grated. No such things as pre-grated cheddar in our stores.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Add your flour to the food processor bowl.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

In with the spices and baking powder. The curry powder will give a lovely mellow flavor as well as a slight color.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

 
Want to up the flavors even more? Just experiment a little and add some oregano or thyme. Or both.
 

Add the jalapeño, cheddar, and salt as well and blitz until the jalapeño is finely chopped.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Add the cold butter, egg, and the egg white.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Blitz, blitz, and blitz. It will stay grainy at first but will all of a sudden come together and form a dough.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

 
No rest for the weary. You gotta keep moving; this dough shouldn’t rest.
 

Use a rolling pin and go at it until your dough is about 3/4 to 1″ thick.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

 
Feel free to make thinner cookies. This thickness is a personal preference, just make sure to adjust the baking time!
 

Make cookies in whatever shape you like. Go wild, go crazy, live a little. I didn’t. I’m beige.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 400F° (200C°) for 20 to 25 minutes. Until golden brown and crunchy.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Let them cool on the rack and eat them al by yourself. They are absolutely amazing.
Jalapeno & Cheddar Cookies

Jalapeño& Cheddar Cookies
Ingredients
    1 1/2 heaping cups wheat flour
    1 stick butter (cold)
    1 large egg
    1 egg white
    1/2 tsp curry powder
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp salt
    5 oz cheddar (spicy)
    1 jalapeño
    1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions
    Remove the jalapeño seeds and coarsely chop it. Grate the cheddar. Combine the flour, curry powder, pepper, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add the jalapeno and grated cheddar and blitz until the jalapeno is finely chopped.

    Add the cold butter, egg, and egg white and blitz until it forms a dough. Don’t let the dough rest. Use a rolling pin and go at it until your dough is about 3/4 to 1″ thick. Make cookies in whatever shape you like and bake them in a preheated oven at 400F° (200C°) for 20 to 25 minutes. Until golden brown and crunchy.

    Let them cool on the rack.

Meal type: savoury snacks
Servings: 30 cookies
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