Ha’ Pennies

These little cheddar appetizers pack a punch, and I hadn’t made them in years.  I lost the recipe, and it wasn’t until I was searching through my grandmother’s recipe box that I found it again.  I had to snicker at her little note at the top of the recipe, “good with cocktails.”

With that said, I decided it was time to make a batch.  I’m not sure where the original recipe originated from, but I can vouch they are “good with cocktails.”

The recipe is so simple that it doesn’t seem right.

1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 1/2 tbls. dry onion soup mix

Place all in mixing bowl.  Knead into a soft ball.  Divide dough in two.   On wax paper, make two logs about 1″ in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cut into 1/4″ slices.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for about 12 minutes.  Immediately remove from the cookie sheet and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil prior to serving.

*Note – the logs can be frozen prior to baking for approximately 2 months.

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