Homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers

Homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers

Category: Starters
Number of Servings: 4 dozen
Prep time: 5 minutes, plus roll out time Cook Time: 10-12 minutes Chill Time: at least 1 hour

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, chilled
1 cup flour, plus more for dusting
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
1 tsp salt, plus dash for baking
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg

In a food processor, blend all the ingredients except egg until dough ball forms. Wrap in wax paper or saran and refrigerate for at least one hour. Dough can be made up to two days in advance and left to chill in the refrigerator.

To prepare, remove dough from refrigerator to remove chill. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg and set aside. Divide dough in thirds. Working on lightly floured surface, roll dough as thin as possible, about 1/4 inch thick. Brush dough with egg wash and using pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into long strips, about 2 1/2inches long by 1 inch wide. Sprinkle with salt, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden.

When cooled, place in bowl and cover with tea cloth. Do not place in airtight container because trapped moisture will wilt crackers. For maximum enjoyment, prior to serving, warm in heat tolerant serving dish.

Source: KSN TV 3 Wichita KS website, Junior League 2012 Cookbook