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Savory Sesame Cheese Logs

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Savory Sesame Cheese Logs
Photo: Diana Rattray

Toasted sesame seeds give these delicious, savory cheese snacks extra flavor and crunch.

Use either Tabasco or a dash of cayenne pepper for a little heat. 

You can buy toasted sesame seeds, or you can toast them yourself:

Video: How to Toast Sesame Seeds

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes

Yield: Makes About 2 1/2 to 3 Dozen

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or a Creole seasoning with salt
  • few drops Tabasco sauce or dash ground cayenne
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, 5 ounces (scoop and sweep)
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

Preparation:

In a mixing bowl, combine cheese, butter, salt, and pepper or Tabasco; beat until blended. Blend in the flour. Shape 2-teaspoon portions into 2-inch logs; roll in sesame seeds. Place on an ungreased  baking sheet about 1 inch apart. They will spread just slightly.

Bake in a preheated 350° F (180° C/Gas Mark 4)  oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.

 

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