I saw the cookies first, and knew I had to make pimiento cheese so I could make the cookies. I’m a sucker for crackers, crisps, biscuits, ect- especially when Sweet meets Savory! These cookies are delicious- if you prefer substitute the strawberry preserve for another- raspberry or lingonberry would be great! You could even use your basic grape jelly- who doesn’t love cheese and grapes!
Pimento Cheese and Strawberry Jam Cookies Mise En Place
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup refrigerated pimento cheese
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons strawberry preserves
1. Beat together flour and pimento cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 1 minute. Add pecans and butter; beat until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill 2 hours.
"Off the Hook" Dough Ball
Roll the dough thin for a crisper cookie
2. Preheat oven to 400°. Place dough on a well-floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 48 rounds with a 2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps once. Arrange half of rounds 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; spoon 1/2 tsp. strawberry preserves onto center of each round, and top with remaining rounds, pressing edges to seal.
Just a Dollop of Jam
3. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).
Cheese, Spice and Jam- Great Combination!
This recipe is from Pawley’s Island Specialty Foods, Palmetto Cheese, Pawley’s Island, SC. Found in Southern Living.
- Whenever a rolling pin is involved, good things follow!
Sweet Southern Beauties………………….
Pimento cheese in the south is a staple. Every southern cook has “the best” recipe, kind of like chili, meatloaf, and BBQ sauce!
Pimento Cheese, Pate of The South!
Southern Living recently ran a compilation of Pimento Cheese recipes from acclaimed Southern Chefs- I adapted Louis Osteen’s recipe. I somehow feel I have an attachment to him as I had a college roommate that worked at one of his restaurants, and I walked by the namesake restaurant daily. As a college student, I only had the opportunity to walk by Louis’s, never dine!
Pimento Cheese is a Southern Treasure!
- 3 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese ( 1/2 lb.)
- 2-oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon grated yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 3 oz whole peeled pimento, drained and rinsed
One bite is not enough!
In a food processor combine all ingredients and pulse until desired texture. You can also use a electric mixer to blend.
Serve with fresh breads or crackers
Yield is about 1 ½ cups
A Southern Delicacy!
- Best with fresh baked breads or artisan crackers
Happy Eats Y’all!