Savory Meets Sweet: Cheddar Cheese Crinkle Cookies

In the realm of cookies, we often find ourselves drawn to the sweet indulgence of chocolate chips or the comforting warmth of cinnamon. But what if we ventured into uncharted territory—a fusion that marries the sharpness of cheddar cheese with the allure of a crinkle cookie? Welcome to a world where sweet meets savory in a delightful Cheddar Cheese Crinkle Cookie—a unique and captivating creation that promises a surprising twist on the classic cookie experience.

At first glance, the ingredient list might raise an eyebrow or two. Flour, butter, and sugar—staples in any cookie recipe—are joined by a rather unexpected contender: shredded cheddar cheese. This bold addition brings a savory depth to the dough, offering a delightful contrast that’s both intriguing and irresistible.

Picture yourself blending the rich, creamy butter with the slight tang of cheddar, envisioning the dough slowly coming together to create a canvas for an innovative culinary masterpiece. Eggs and vanilla extract join the mix, harmonizing the flavors and adding a touch of sweetness that beautifully complements the savory notes.

The magic truly unfolds as you gently fold in the shredded cheddar cheese, allowing it to weave its way into every bite. As the cookies take shape, they’re not merely baked but transformed into golden crinkled delights, boasting a texture that invites you to savor the interplay of sweet and savory with each nibble.

But there’s more to these cookies than meets the eye. A finishing touch—rolling the dough balls in a coating of sugar and icing sugar—adds a captivating visual allure, creating a delicate crust that hints at the surprise within.

These Cheddar Cheese Crinkle Cookies are a bold departure from the ordinary that’s destined to captivate your taste buds and redefine your cookie expectations.

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Sweet and Savory Cheddar Crinkle Cookies

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: 36 Cookies 1x


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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup icing sugar


  1. Place all of the dry ingredients’ in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. cream together the butter and sugar just until they come together, about 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in the eggs, vanilla.
  4. Fold in the cheddar.
  5. gradually add the flour in the three portions, mixing only to combine, the dough will be sticky.
  6. Chill the dough for 4 hours,
  7. Preheat the oven to 325
  8. Place the remaining sugar in one bowl and the icing sugar in another.
  9. Scoop the dough out in 1 tbsp portions, roll ( butter hands if need) roll the cookies in the sugar first, being very generous, this will prevent the icing sugar from being absorbed by the cookie, then roll in the icing sugar and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake on the bottom rack for 13 minutes.
  11. Cool on the baking sheet then store in an air tight container.


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  • Category: Baking, Recipes