Dry mustard, ground pepper, and cayenne give these crackers some kick. For variation, try Gruyere cheese in place of cheddar.

Everyday Food, July/August 2007


Recipe Summary

Makes 24


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor fitted with the grating blade, grate cheese. Switch to cutting blade; add flour, butter, mustard powder, salt, ground pepper, and cayenne. Pulse until a dough forms.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; divide into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, about 3/8 inch in diameter and 18 inches long; cut each rope into six 3-inch pieces. Place pieces 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Drag the tines of a fork down each straw to create ridges.

  • Bake until golden and firm to the touch, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Just made these and the are tasty. I put the dough through my cookie press so they are in the shape of a Christmas Tree and a snowman for our Christmas party.