Spicy Cheese Crisps
Since this dough keeps well, you can slice and bake just what you need savory snacks to serve with wine or cocktails.
- Total Time:
- Yield: Makes about 40
Source: Everyday Food, May 2005
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 8 ounces finely grated cheddar cheese (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), salt, and cayenne pepper. Add finely grated cheddar cheese and softened butter; work with hands until a dough forms.
Transfer to a sheet of waxed paper. Form into a 1 1/2-inch-diameter log; roll up tightly in paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (discard ends, if desired); arrange 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake until edges are golden, 16 to 18 minutes; transfer crisps to a rack to cool.