Crispy Cheese Wafers
These crispy, yet flaky, cheese wafers are the cousin of the southern staple: the cheese straw. It's a delicious blend of sharp cheddar cheese and a flaky crust with a hint of spicy heat. You'll find these delicious appetizers to be a staple at many southern wedding and baby showers!
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups crisped rice cereal
- dash of tabasco
- cayenne pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grate cold cheddar cheese (by hand or in food processor) until you get 2 cups.
Let cheese and butter soften until room temperature.
Cut cheese into flour with the pastry cutter tool until well mixed.
Add remaining ingredients, crisped rice cereal last.
Mix with your hands to combine and roll into small 2-inch balls.
Press the balls with a fork.
Arrange on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart and bake for 15 minutes on 350º.
Let cool and serve at room temperature.
- It's best to use a block of cheddar cheese and grate it by hand or with a food processor. This will mix better with the rest of the ingredients and make for a creamier texture.