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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.

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  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Cook's Notes

To store, cover wrapped log in plastic wrap; refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month. Do not thaw before baking.

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