Makes about 5 dozen
Prep Time: 15 min
Chill: 2 Hours
Bake: 15 min per batch


4oz Bleu Cheese, crumbled
½ cup Butter, softened
1 cup Flour
3 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
¼ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 cup Cherry Preserves


  1. Beat bleu cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour, poppy seeds, and red pepper, beating just until combined.
  2. Roll dough into ¾-inch round balls; cover and chill 2 hours. Arrange balls on ungreased baking sheets, and press thumb into each ball of dough, leaving an indentation.
  3. Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Place about ¼ tsp preserves in each indentation.