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Yummy cookies made with cheese

When baking cookies, the first ingredient that comes to mind probably isn't cheese. However, cheese actually can be used to make some yummy cookies. Try one of these recipes for a unique and delicious treat.
Yummy cookies made with cheese

Cheddar cheese and apple cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento Limited Edition Shredded Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup grated granny smith apples
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup dry sour cherries
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. Combine shredded cheese, oats and cherries and set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter, sugar and egg until well blended.
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in cheese mixture and apples.
  6. Drop by teaspoons 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe and photo provided by Artisan Cheese Center.

Here's another one of my favorite cookie recipes made with the cheese.

Italian cheese cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Slowly add eggs, vanilla, eggs, and ricotta cheese and beat well.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and continue beating until combined.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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