Simple to make – roll mixture into a log – chill, slice & bake! Top with garden herbs for an elegant touch.
To make the best “pennies” use a great cheddar! I’ve used Black Creek 2 Year Aged Cheddar (bought at Whole Foods.)
These cheese coins are made with just a few ingredients including: grated aged cheddar, flour or gluten free flour, butter, chili powder (or smoked paprika), sea salt, pepper and assorted herbs for topping them.
These here that I have made are Gluten Free!
They bake up deliciously, light & crispy.
While I try not to heat up the kitchen too much in summer – these beauties bake in 15 – 18 minutes and will keep for about a week.
Adding Garden Herbs gives these “pennies” a Summery touch!
I have such an assortment of herbs growing in my garden ~ I topped them with 5 different varieties. Choose the toppings you like, or have on hand… yet all 5 herbs make an impressive display!!
Make ahead of time?
Sure! The logs can be made and stored in the refrigerator for a few days, or frozen for about one month.
When you’re craving them – slice, top and bake!
A revised recipe from the 1950’s – these popular Cheesy Shortbread “Pennies” are the perfect little crackers with big flavor.
Enjoy these wonderful “PENNIES!”