Recipe: Cheese Crackers


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


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