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Original Cheese Tempters Recipe

Original Cheese Tempters

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"Not a sweet treat, but one that my diabetic son loves. I have been making these for over 20 years. It's a must for Christmas"

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Blend the butter, cheese, salt and cayenne pepper together until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix well. Shape dough into 3 rolls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Cut rolls into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and press a pecan half or piece onto the top of each cookie.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 12 minutes or until set. Let cool on wire wracks before storing in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2003

It was tasty and my family members who are diabetic were thrilled to finally get a tasty homemade diatetic cookie, however I changed the flour measurements to 1 1/4 cups, and added an egg. It went further, and wasn't so greasy that way. I only bake them at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. They are best served hot so if you like,you can reheat them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2004

I found that it was a little greasy... Maybe due to the real cheese and the butter. Also ended up adding some garlic and black pepper to them and omiting the nuts. Husband hated these. Asked me never to cook cheese again because of them.

May 05, 2005

These are scrumptious and the recipe is a keeper. I had shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend on hand plus shredded parmesan, so I made 1/2 the recipe and weighed out 4oz of mixed cheese. I had walnuts on hand so used those - you get the picture. They're so good. That dash of cayenne pepper really perks them up. I'm thinking of making them with 1/2 cheddar & 1/2 cream cheese. I love to experiment. PS: Sprinkle a few drops of water on the cookie sheet. Helps hold the parchment in place.

Dec 30, 2004

These were great. I used 1/4# NO FAT Cheddar Cheese and 1/8# "Real" Cheddar Cheese and 1/8# shredded Parmesan Cheese, (instead of the 1/2# Cheddar Cheese). My husband is a Diabetic but does have to watch his fat intake. I also used I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER, instead of the good stuff. They were NOT greasy at all. This is a great cookie and a WONDERFUL snack! Thanks Yvonne

Apr 08, 2006

I make one that is similar. I use 2 cups of sharp grated cheese. 2cups of rice krispies. 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of flour. Add 1 cup of water and 1/4 tsp.each of salt and garlic. Mix well. Roll into balls. Press with fork.Bake 350 20min. Great change from all the sweet cookies.

Jan 12, 2011

As a variation, roll into a small ball and press into a mini muffin pan. Make a thump print indentation and add a teaspoon of pepper jelly. Bake as directed. they are beautiful little cups!

Dec 08, 2002

My great grandmother used to make something similar and I've experimented with no success. This is very close and I love them! Thank You! Extremely easy to prepare. Logs are fantastic to have on hand or freeze. I added some rice krispies and they were great! Thanks again!!

Feb 15, 2006

I rolled the some of the logs in crushed rosemary and topped the slices with a few rosemary needles. I rolled the other logs in a combination of chopped fresh dill and crushed onion flakes. I topped those slices with a little dill and a few onion flakes. Terrific.


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  • Calories
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

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

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