Recipe: Cheese Crackers

Ingredients:

2 cups Straus sharp cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup Straus butter, softened
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup pecans, ground
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine cheese, butter, and salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Add flour and ground pecans and process until blended.
Form dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork in cross-hatch patterns, dipping tines in flour if necessary to keep from sticking. Sprinkle crackers lightly with cayenne and garlic powder.
Bake 7-10 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Serve hot or cool to room temperature.

By Emory Davis, from the Straus Web Site