Cheese Crackers

Make the dough for these cheesy, savory appetizer crisps as much as three days before baking. Serve them fresh from the oven.



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Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen crackers
Prep Time: 30 mins
Related Categories: Appetizers, Rice
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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
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    1/2  cup 
    butter
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    1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground red pepper

Directions
1.
In a large mixing bowl combine shredded cheese and butter; bring to room temperature (about 1 hour). Beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Stir in flour, salt, and red pepper. Divide the dough in half. Shape dough into two 7-inch logs. Wrap and chill logs for at least 1 hour.
2.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. With a knife or a crinkle cutter, slice the cheese logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. Makes about 4-1/2 dozen crackers.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare cheese logs; cover and chill until just before serving time or up to 3 days. Slice and bake as directed.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 44, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 9, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 3, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (RE) 31, sodium (mg) 56, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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