Cheddar Pecan Wafers

Category: SNACK
Serves: 0

1 pound butter softened
1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup chopped pecans toasted
1 teaspo cayenne pepper
1 teaspo salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

These tiny cheddar biscuits are a delicious snack for
cocktail parties. Beware - once you start, it’s difficult to stop noshing on them!

Prep Time: approx. 20 Minutes.
Cook Time: approx. 12 Minutes.
Ready in: approx. 32 Minutes.

Makes 9 dozen wafers (108 servings).

1 In a large bowl, mix together the butter, Cheddar
cheese, pecans, cayenne pepper and salt until well blended.
Gradually mix in flour, using your hands to work in the last
bit. The result will be a stiff dough much like shortbread.
Form the dough into logs about 1 inch thick, and 10 inches
long. Wrap each log in waxed paper, and refrigerate until
firm, at least 3 hours.
2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Unwrap the chilled logs of dough, and slice into 1/4 inch
thick rounds using a sharp knife. Place slices about 1 inch
apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
3 Bake for exactly 12 minutes in the preheated oven,
until firm and slightly browned at the edges. Allow wafers
to cool for 1 minute before removing from the pan.

The logs of dough freeze exceptionally well, so you can
keep a few in the freezer and bake up a fresh batch whenever
you like.