Cindy's Cheese Wafers

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Prep Time:
Chill: 8 Hours
Bake: 16 Minutes


  • 1 (10-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pecan halves


  1. 1. Beat cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer in a large bowl until blended. Add red pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and onion salt, beating just until blended. Gradually add flour, beating until mixture is blended and smooth.
  2. 2. Shape dough into 2 (10-inch-long) logs. Wrap each log in plastic wrap; chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. 3. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Gently press 1 pecan half into center of each slice.
  4. 4. Bake at 350° for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks, and let cool completely.
  5. Olive Cheese Bites: Omit pecan halves. Drain 1 (7 1/2-oz.) jar pimiento-stuffed olives on paper towels. Prepare cheese wafer dough as directed. Pinch off a 1-inch piece of dough. Wrap dough around 1 olive; roll in hands to form a ball, covering entire olive with dough, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining dough and olives. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen. Prep: 15 min., Bake: 15 min. per batch.
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