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Cheddar Cheese Crisps Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • coarsely ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Mix flour cornmeal, baking soda, sugar, and salt into large mixing bowl.
  3. Cut butter into mixture till it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Using a fork, stir in grated cheese, vinegar, and cold water just until mixture forms a soft dough.
  5. Shape into a ball and put into a sealed bowl, and refrigerate for one hour or until dough is firm enough to handle. (or place it in the freezer for 30 minutes)
  6. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface, paper thin.
  7. Sprinkle with pepper and roll the pepper into the dough. 
  8. Cut into whatever shape you want. Jagged edges add character.
  9. Bake cheese crisps for about 10 minutes or until brown and crisp.
  10. Remove to wire rack to cool and store in a tightly covered canister.

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