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Crispy Cheese Wafers

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 35 mins
Yield Makes 6 dozen
This rich, crispy snack reminds us that rice cereal isn't just for breakfast. It adds a crunchy texture to this familiar cheese straw treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cheese, flour, butter, salt, and ground red pepper at medium speed with an electric mixer 30 to 60 seconds or until mixture forms a ball. Gently stir in cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each dough ball with a fork dipped in flour. Bake, in batches, 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer wafers to wire racks, and cool completely.
Adapted from Encore! Nashville.