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Cheese Snappy Wafers

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield

Makes 32 wafers

Southern hostesses have long relied on cheese wafers to keep their party guests satiated.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese, red pepper, and salt. Fold in cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each dough ball. Bake, in batches, 15 minutes. (Refrigerate remaining baking sheet while first batch is baking.)