Cheese Mantecaos

3/4 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups coarsely grated Swiss or Gruyere
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons cumin seeds


Heat oven to 450 degrees
Combine all ingredients except paprika, mix with pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
Roll into tablespoon sized balls
Place on nonstick baking sheet and flatten slightly
Baker 10-12 minutes until dough turns golden and puffs
Cool slightly and sprinkle with paprika