Original Cheese Tempters

Original Cheese Tempters


"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"


servings 124 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • 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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  1. 28 Ratings


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 w...

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 walnut...

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 ha...

I make one that is similar. I use 2 cups of sharp grated cheese. 2cups of rice krispies. 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of flour. Add 1 cup of water and 1/4 tsp.each of salt and garlic. Mix well. ...

As a variation, roll into a small ball and press into a mini muffin pan. Make a thump print indentation and add a teaspoon of pepper jelly. Bake as directed. they are beautiful little cups!

My great grandmother used to make something similar and I've experimented with no success. This is very close and I love them! Thank You! Extremely easy to prepare. Logs are fantastic to have ...

I rolled the some of the logs in crushed rosemary and topped the slices with a few rosemary needles. I rolled the other logs in a combination of chopped fresh dill and crushed onion flakes. I t...

I found that it was a little greasy... Maybe due to the real cheese and the butter. Also ended up adding some garlic and black pepper to them and omiting the nuts. Husband hated these. Asked ...

OH! These are sooo addicting!