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Ingredients

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

½ tsp garlic salt

½ tsp smoky paprika

¼ tsp black pepper

1 cup flour

Pecan halves for topping

Optional: Flaky salt

Directions:

In a food processor or with an electric mixer combine butter, cheese, salt, paprika, pepper, and flour until a crumbly dough forms.

Transfer to plastic wrap and roll into a long roll about 2 inches in diameter, jelly roll style. Refrigerate for an hour before baking. (Dough will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (or spray with cooking spray)

Slice dough in to about ¼ inch slices.

Top each slice with a pecan half and bake for 10 minutes until edges begin to lightly brown.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with flaky salt if desired.

Cool and serve or store in an airtight container.

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