These are good. No, these are GOOD! Different, subtle, and with just a little kick. No, these are SERIOUSLY GOOD!
With the first bite, the flavors are all blended together. But slowly you can begin to differentiate between the cheddar and rosemary. Then as your finishing your delicious, savory (quite heavenly) treat the cayenne pepper kicks in, literally. The heat at the end is surprising and fun. These shortbread cookies/crackers (depending on thickness) are a definite crowd pleaser.
Full disclosure… these are butter, cheese, and all that is right in the world. If you’re opposed to full fat and gluten then these small discs of delight are definitely not for you.
Savory Cheddar and Rosemary Shortbread (recipe care of whatagirleats.com)
INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour plus additional for flouring roller, 1/2 pound aged cheddar cheese grated, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter (diced)