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Blue Cheese Cookies

Blue Cheese Cookies are a savory cookie similar to cheese straws but made with rich blue cheese and topped with fruit preserves.

Blue Cheese Cookies. These are just like cheese straws but made with Blue Cheese and shaped like a thumbprint cookie. Fill with cherry, strawberry or fig preserves.

Do you LOVE blue cheese? I mean really love blue cheese. I do! You have to be a fan of Blue Cheese to like these savory cookies. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Blue cheese cookies

This is not a sweet cookie. This is a savory cookie with blue cheese and cayenne pepper that really sets off the flavors. The fruit preserves cool the strong flavors down. This Blue Cheese cookie is like a cheese straw. These cookies are not dessert they are an appetizer.

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The Preserves

I tried out the following:





I liked them all but the apricot. The flavors did not do well together. Strawberry was my favorite.

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Blue Cheese Cookies with Preserves Recipe

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Blue Cheese Cookies

Blue Cheese Cookies filled with fruit preserves. Similar to the Cheddar Cheese Straw but with Blue Cheese. 

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 2 cookies
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 10 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves strawberry, fig, or cherry


  1. Beat blue cheese and butter at a medium speed until fluffy. 

  2. Add flour, poppy seeds and cayenne pepper and continue to beat until combined. 

  3. Roll dough into 1 inch disks and place on a ungreased tray/cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

  4. Space disks out on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press your thumb into the middle of the disks leaving an indentation. 

  5. Heat oven to 350 F. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden. 

  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

  7. Fill indentations with fruit preserves such as strawberry, cherry or fig. 

Recipe Notes

If your indentations puffed up during the baking process use the back of a small spoon to press the indentation back down. 

Blue Cheese Cookies

This recipe was inspired by Southern Living Cheese Straws

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