I alluded to these in my New Years/Christmas post.  But last night was the first time I’d made these on my own.  Admittedly, I called my Dad to find the ingredients from a cookbook, my mom to make sure I was mixing it correctly, then Nana to reassure me later that they’re ok! I halved the recipe from my aunt’s MIL’s (Jean Owens) cookbook.

1 3/4 c flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
3/4 c butter, softened
1 c sharp cheddar, shredded

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add the softened butter & use a hand mixer to blend together.  Add the cheese then continue to process until soft & leaves the sides of the bowl.  I found it worked better to just take off my rings and use my hands at this point.
I rolled the dough into three logs and wrapped them in plastic wrap and placed them in the frig for about an hour.  After that, I cut them very thin and placed them on thin cookie sheets topped with parchment paper.  I baked at 350 for 11-12 minutes.  I placed them in a 9×13 with paper towels in between the layers.
Can’t wait to enjoy them tonight with friends!