You are here: Home » Recipes » Mama Bea’s Cheese Cookies Mama Bea’s Cheese Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 48 pieces A deliciously crisp appetizer. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon red pepper1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened5 ounces New York extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded3 to 5 dashes of Tabasco sauce1 1/4 cups crisp rice cereal Instructions 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).