Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Makes about 8 dozen

Spanish olives and blue cheese bring distinct flavor to each bite of savory Olive-Blue Moons.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Beat Cheddar cheese, olives, butter, blue cheese, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Divide dough into 2 equal portions, and flatten each into a disk; roll each to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch moon-shaped cutter. Place dough 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

nmchilecat's Review

December 25, 2014

DecaturAla's Review

December 31, 2012
OMG. These are SO fabulous. With my new mixer, they were fairly easy. I did add about 1/2 tsp Tabasco, because no self-respecting Southerner would make a cheese straw or cracker without some bite. Frankly, it could have used a full 1 tsp. To answer Andreakat below, they are NOT fried; they are baked. With all the (real) butter and cheese they are hardly fat-free. But they are SO tasty! I didn't have a crescent moon cutter, just a star, but they could be globs and they'd be just as good! Andrea, I love olives, too. Somewhere I have a recipe for a similar type dough that you wrap around a whole olive and bake. Wonderful!

Andreakat01's Review

November 29, 2012
This recipe sounds delicious but am I crazy or does the photo look like something fried? I want to try this since I love olives and blue cheese.