Cheese Pennies Recipe -

Cheese Pennies

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"These flavorful, round cheese bites are a zesty baked snack that you'll want to pop down one after another."

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Original recipe makes 30 pennies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, knead together butter, all-purpose flour, Cheddar cheese and dry onion soup mix. Divide into two equal portions. Form each portion into a log shape. Wrap with wax paper. Chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator, until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Cut the log shapes into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Arrange slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

The onion flavor was really strong on these when I made them and my family barely touched them. I put the leftovers in a baggy in the fridge and then tried them a couple of days later. The onion had mellowed and they tasted wonderful. I'd make these again but would bake them a day or two ahead of time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2004

This was, by far the WORST recipe ever. My daughter spit out the "penny" after two bites, and the only one who enjoys them is the dog! DO NOT waste your time and money on this one!


20 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I only used 1/2 of the envelope of onion soup mix. These were well recieved at a party... and I had more than one request for the recipe. I made these about 1 week in advance and froze them. (They even taste yummy right out of the freezer!)

Jan 25, 2004

I took this to a gathering at church. Everyone loved them!! I got several requests for the recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

turned out very dry.. wouldn't make again

Jan 25, 2004

I only bought mild cheddar but they were too cheesy for us. Maybe if you added a sauce for dunking.

Jan 25, 2004

too strong of onion flavor guests enjoyed them in small quanity but wasn't my favorite thing I made

Aug 05, 2007

I used 1 c. flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1 stick butter for 6 oz grated cheese. Refrigerate 1 hour minimum. I rolled it in waxed paper like you roll clay to make a snake, then cut into cookies. Easy to work with and totally delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 657 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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