Cheddar Pennies

Delicious cheddar penny cookies!!! My mother and I have made these for years and they are just as good as when I was young.

Original recipe makes 70 pennies


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in the Cheddar cheese and melted butter to form a firm dough. Roll pieces of dough into ropes as big around as a penny. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. If dough is too soft, it can be chilled until firm. Place slices onto the prepared cookie sheet so they are 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms of the pennies are lightly toasted and the tops are firm. Allow to cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 69 kcal
Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Fat: 4.3 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 60 mg