These are from Martha Nesbit of Savannah, Georgia. This has become one of my favorite recipes for entertaining. Freeze the dough in portions and you can bake a few of these whenever you need to serve something to nibble with drinks.
Beat the butter with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy and light colored. Meanwhile, resift the flour with the salt and cayenne onto a sheet of wax paper. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour mixture, then the grated cheese just until blended. Do not overmix; the mixture will be quite crumbly. Gather together with your hands; the dough shoul