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Cheese Cookies

Cheese Cookies

This recipe requires a food processor, so if you only have a tiny one, cut the recipe in half. Despite the name, these are not sweet; they're more like cheese crackers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 pound processed American loaf cheese like Velveeta
  • store brand works fine
  • 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup soy powder
  • About 6 dozen pecan or walnut halves optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cut the loaf cheese, Cheddar, and butter into chunks.
  • Put the cheese chunks, butter, and soy powder in the food processor, and pulse until the dough is well combined.
  • Coat a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet, and press half a pecan or walnut in the top of each one (if using).
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just getting brown around the edges.


Yield: This will depend on how big you make your cookies. I make mine small and get 6 dozen, each with 1 gram of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.