Scottish Sharp-Cheddar Shortbread

Scottish Sharp-Cheddar Shortbread
Photo by Chris Astley


  • 8 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Using electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat together butter, salt, black pepper, and cayenne at low speed just until blended. Add Cheddar and flour and mix at low speed just until smooth (do not overmix). Shape dough into disk, wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper, and chill 30 minutes...

View full recipe at Epicurious


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