Cheddar Cheese Coins

By Leslie Blythe  , , , ,   

January 3, 2018

These Cheddar Cheese Coins are really addictive and great to serve with drinks. They are made in a food processor and rolled into logs, which can be stored in the fridge or freezer to slice a bake later.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


1Process cheddar, flour, cornstarch, salt, cayenne, and paprika in a food processor until combined, about 30 seconds. Scatter butter pieces over top and process until mixture resembles wet sand, about 20 seconds. Add water and process until dough forms ball, about 10 seconds. Transfer dough to counter and divide in half. Roll each half into a 10-inch log, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. (Dough can be frozen for up to 1 month; thaw completely before slicing and baking.)

2Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap logs and slice into ¼-inch-thick coins, giving dough quarter turn after each slice to keep log round. Place coins on prepared sheets spaced ½-inch apart.

3Bake until lightly golden around edges, 22 to 28 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Let coins cool completely on sheets before serving. (Coins can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.)

To Make Ahead
The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month; if frozen, thaw completely before slicing and baking. Baked coins can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe by America's Test Kitchen


8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon paprika

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces and chilled

3 tablespoons water


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