1 lb. cheese, ground
2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp. salt
Red pepper to season
Mix cheese, flour, salt and red pepper, add melted butter to make a soft dough. Roll, cut in small rounds, bake in hot oven.
Pine Cone Cookies
1 1/4 cups almonds
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
5 crisp bacon slices
1 Tbsp. chopped green onion
1/2 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. pepper
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Spread almonds in a single layer on a shallow baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes (stirring often), until almonds just begin to turn color; set aside.
In a small bowl mix cream cheese and sour cream.
Add bacon, onion, dill and pepper – mix well.
Cover and chill overnight.
With your fingers, form cheese mixture into the shape of two pine cones, which lie on their sides.
Beginning at narrow end, press in the fat end of almonds at slight angle, in rows. Continue overlapping rows until all the cheese is covered.
Garnish with artificial pine sprigs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with crackers.