Original Cheese Tempters

Original Cheese Tempters

Yvonne 0

"Not a sweet treat, but one that my diabetic son loves. I have been making these for over 20 years. It's a must for Christmas"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 124 cals

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Original recipe yields 30 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Blend the butter, cheese, salt and cayenne pepper together until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix well. Shape dough into 3 rolls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Cut rolls into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and press a pecan half or piece onto the top of each cookie.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 12 minutes or until set. Let cool on wire wracks before storing in an airtight container.
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It was tasty and my family members who are diabetic were thrilled to finally get a tasty homemade diatetic cookie, however I changed the flour measurements to 1 1/4 cups, and added an egg. It went further, and wasn't so greasy that way. I only bake them at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. They are best served hot so if you like,you can reheat them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.


These are scrumptious and the recipe is a keeper. I had shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend on hand plus shredded parmesan, so I made 1/2 the recipe and weighed out 4oz of mixed cheese. I had walnuts on hand so used those - you get the picture. They're so good. That dash of cayenne pepper really perks them up. I'm thinking of making them with 1/2 cheddar & 1/2 cream cheese. I love to experiment. PS: Sprinkle a few drops of water on the cookie sheet. Helps hold the parchment in place.


These were great. I used 1/4# NO FAT Cheddar Cheese and 1/8# "Real" Cheddar Cheese and 1/8# shredded Parmesan Cheese, (instead of the 1/2# Cheddar Cheese). My husband is a Diabetic but does have to watch his fat intake. I also used I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER, instead of the good stuff. They were NOT greasy at all. This is a great cookie and a WONDERFUL snack! Thanks Yvonne