This time of year I think about the recipes my family made when I was growing up. Food was such a big part of any holiday celebration in my family. I decided to recreate some of the recipes that were a part of my family celebrations over the next few weeks and the first, Cheese Crisps, was a favorite of mine. I don’t know how many batches my mom used to make because as soon as they came out of the oven I was popping them in my mouth.
I made a batch yesterday to serve to friends who were coming over for wine. The crisps went perfectly with the wine and are a nice alternative to crackers. Think about them as cheese and crackers all in one.
The recipe is very easy and quick to make. The crisps are fragile when they first come out of the oven but they do set up as they cool. These are great for a cocktail party or holiday buffet. I think you will find these addicting just like I do.
Recipe: Cheese Crisps
Summary: Savory Cheddar Cheese Crisps
- 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese about 7 ounces.
- 8 ounces, (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 Cups Rice Krispies
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 375
- Soften the cheese and butter in the microwave but don’t let the mixture melt. I put the mixture in for 30 seconds at 50% power. Mix the cheese and butter together using a fork.
- Mix the flour, Rice Krispies, salt and cayenne together.
- Add the flour mixture into the cheese/butter mixture and mix together with a fork or your hands.
- Form 1 1/2 inch balls of the mixture and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment or Silpat. Press slightly with fork.
- Bake for 10 minutes and let set on cookie sheet for 5 minutes after taking out of oven. Remove from tray and set on cooling rack.
Meal type: hors d’oerves