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Spicy Cheese Crackers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

32 crackers

Making cheese crackers usually means it’s party time at our families’ houses. My brothers frequently try to sneak them behind our mom’s back just to get a reaction out of her. —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. Place the cheese, flour, salt and pepper flakes in a food processor; process until blended. Add butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. While pulsing, add just enough cream to form moist crumbs.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. holiday-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps and repeat.
  3. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 13-17 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cracker: 45 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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