Buzz·Posted on Oct 4, 201313 Cheese Snacks For When You're Feeling FancyBecause cheese, as we all know, is the best part of any party. And of life.by Food52BuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Peanut Butter and Cheese Cookies Via food52.com The unlikely dream team of chunky peanut butter and sharp cheddar make these babies the ideal sweet/savory mix.Makes 3 dozen cookiesINGREDIENTS:For the cheesy topping:8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded2 tablespoons dark brown sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup chunky peanut butter (not natural)For the cookie dough:2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup bread flour1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 egg yolk1 tablespoon whole milk1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract2 sticks unsalted butter1 cup dark brown sugar3/4 cups granulated sugar1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (not natural)1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded1 cup pre-roasted and salted peanuts, ground to breadcrumb textureTo make the topping: In small bowl combine cheese, brown sugar, salt, and peanut butter and set aside.To make the cookie dough: In large bowl combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a fork to combine and set aside. In a small bowl, combine eggs, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine and set aside. In a large bowl mix butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with a mixer (on high) until light and fluffy, approximately 4 minutes. Add peanut butter to butter/sugar mixture and beat an additional 2 minutes until mixture is combined. Add 1 ounce cheddar cheese to peanut butter mixture and beat on low just until combined. Slowly incorporate egg, milk, and vanilla mixture to peanut butter/cheese mixture with beaters on low until combined. Stir peanuts in by hand with spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Stir in dry ingredients by hand with spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Cover the mixing bowl and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour, though longer is better. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. To form the cookies: When you are ready to bake the cookies, drop dough by rounded tablespoons into your hand and roll into a ball for each cookie. Place dough balls on cookie sheet and flatten with your palm. Make an indent in the middle of the cookie with your thumb. Fill the indent in each cookie with a little bit of the cheese/peanut butter topping mixture until it just goes over the top of the indent. Bake cookies for 12 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet once halfway through. The cookies will puff up and be slightly brown but will look undercooked. Let cool and serve.If you have extra cheese/peanut butter mixture leftover, use it to spread on crackers; it's delicious! 2. Baked Feta with Rosemary Blackberry Compote Via food52.com Consider it dip for people who are hella classy. Get the full recipe at Food52. 3. Cheese Crispettes Via food52.com Like cheesy rice krispy treats, but better. Get the recipe on Food52. 4. Chevre Devils Via food52.com As the title implies, goat cheese make otherwise sweet dates behave in unpredictable ways. Get the recipe on Food52. 5. Bruschetta with Ricotta, Honey and Lemon Zest Via food52.com An elegant appetizer for even the laziest entertainer among us. Get the recipe on Food52. 6. 10-Minute Parmesan and Mustard Pinwheels Via food52.com Remember: You're never more than 10 minutes away from a pinwheel party in your mouth. Get the recipe on Food52. 7. Fig and Blue Cheese Savories Via food52.com Like an awesome cheese plate in convenient one-bite shortbread form. Get the recipe on Food52 8. Pub Gougères with Anchovy and Cayenne Via food52.com Guess what's inside these hollow, poofy little domes? PURE JOY.Get the recipe on Food52. 9. Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam Via food52.com Calling toast "crostini" is an automatic +5 fanciness bonus. Get the recipe on Food52 10. Roasted Feta with Thyme and Honey Via food52.com You bake the cheese, you eat the cheese. Any questions? Get the recipe on Food52. 11. Paprika-Scented Manchego Chorizo Puffs Via food52.com The hardest part of this recipe is probably resisting the urge to eat all the Manchego while you're cooking. Get the recipe on Food52. 12. Ricotta with Honeyed Grapes Via food52.com Every piece of bread's dream home. Get the recipe on Food52. 13. Cheese Biscuits Via food52.com Oh, just the most impossibly tender biscuits, with optimal cheese distribution throughout. That's all. Get the recipe on Food52. Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52 And check out their new shop, Provisions, to get $10 off!