Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
This recipe came from Lady Bird Johnson. I serve them each year on my Christmas Eve buffet. (They can be frozen.)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups flour
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut butter into flour.
- Add cheese and seasonings.
- Fold in cereal.
- Drop by small spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with back of spoon.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Don't let them get too brown!
OMG...these are incredible!! So cheesy and with a nice little kick from the cayenne. I'll say that they're dangerous, 'cause I'm trying to lose weight, and they're so addictive I can't stay out of them. My recommendation, once the dough is mixed, is to use your clean hands to incorporate the cereal into the rest of the mix. That worked well for me. Yummmmm!!!
Absolutely delicious. I had one problem -- my husband got up to snack on them in the middle of the night and and left the lid of the tupperware ajar which allowed them to get stale. Unfortunately, this took the crunch out of the rice krispies. I would definitely recommend air tight storage or freezing them. However, the flavor was delicious. I used a very strong cheese (easy to get in Britain) and the amount of cayenne give in the recipe. A very more-ish snack!
These were very tasty and easy to make! I did take ReeLani's suggestion and used my hands to mix the rice in the cheese mixture. I was also too lazy to grate the cheese myself, so, I just ran shredded cheese through the food processor and it worked great! Lastly, I didn't have cayenne pepper, so, I added a tsp of red pepper instead! Thanks for posting a great recipe, Junebug!