The big aged-cheddar flavor of these little crackers stands up to bourbon cocktails.
- 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 2 cups grated aged cheddar
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pulse butter, cheddar, flour, salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add heavy cream; pulse until just combined.
Divide dough into 4 pieces; shape into rectangles. Wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Working in batches, roll out each rectangle on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness. Transfer dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and cut into 1-inch squares. Separate squares, leaving at least 1/4 inch between each. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, about 20 minutes. Bake until pale golden, 15 to 17 minutes.