Crispy Cheese Wafers

recipe
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.

Yield:

Makes 6 dozen
Total time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.,

Southern Living

May 2014
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