Mama Bea’s Cheese Cookies

  • Yield: 48 pieces


1cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon red pepper
1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened
5ounces New York extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 to 5 dashes of Tabasco sauce
1 1/4cups crisp rice cereal


  1. Sift the flour with the salt and red pepper into a bowl.  Cream the butter, cheese and Tabasco sauce in a Mixmaster.  Add the flour mixture.  Stir in the cereal.  Shape the mixture into small balls and arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  Press down on each with the bottom of a drinking glass to flatten.  Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Pamela D. Lyle’s Da Cajn Critter; The Lifestyles, The Rules, and Makin’ Groceries (Lyles Ventures, LLC., New Orleans, Louisiana, 2008).