photograph by Matt Hulsman

Yield: Approximately 100-150 daisies.

1 pound butter
1 pound sharp cheese, finely grated
1 can (3 ounces) Parmesan cheese
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cream butter, then add finely grated sharp cheese and Parmesan cheese. Blend and beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour with salt and cayenne pepper. Add to creamed mixture. Blend well. Put through a cookie press (or drop by spoonfuls) onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 325° for about 15 minutes. 

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.