Aunt Julia's Cheese Biscuits will spread holiday cheer to friends and family. This buttery, flaky and cheesy biscuit tastes like a savory cookie you won't be able to stop eating!
Christmas Eve Tradition
Every year on Christmas Eve, Aunt Julia hosted a present-guessing party and invited the whole family over to shake their gifts. She would laugh out loud as we wondered what surprise hid inside.
It was a tradition my husband looked forward to every season. When I married into the family, it became one of my favorites too. But, eating Aunt Julia's Cheese Biscuits was even more exciting to me!
What's Special About This Recipe?
At every present-guessing party, Aunt Julia would pull out these big containers of fudge and buttery cheese biscuits with pecan slices in the middle. I think my eyes doubled in size the minute I saw those biscuits for the first time. Once I tasted them, I was hooked for life!
After Aunt Julia passed away, I carried on the tradition of making her delicious cheese biscuits for our family. And, just like Julia used to do, I package them up and share them with friends and neighbors to spread holiday cheer.
I hope Julia is watching, 'cause I think she'd love knowing her tradition is being passed on down the line.
How to Make Cheese Biscuits
Making Aunt Julia's Cheese Biscuits is a labor of love. Start by grating one pound of sharp cheddar cheese into a large bowl. Place the cheese in a mixer with one pound of softened butter and mix until fluffy.
Gradually fold in flour, cayenne pepper, (ad) and salt until a dough forms. Roll dough into a thin layer on a floured surface. Cut dough into small circles about 2 inches in diameter with a cookie cutter (ad) or small glass. Gather the excess dough, then form a ball and roll it out again. Repeat the process of cutting the dough out until it is all gone.
Place a pecan halve in the middle of each cheese biscuit and arrange them on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for only 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Take out of oven and allow to cool thoroughly. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
More Holiday Goodies to Love
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Bark
- Mini Quiche Tarts
- Santa's Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars
- Coconut Rum Cake
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