Cheese Wafers (Straws, Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 17 mins

A WONDERFUL cheesy crispy cookie for a snack or make into straws and have with soup. Well seasoned for the "just right" taste and flavor. Do include all seasonings as they enhance the flavor. We are a third generation family enjoying these cheese wafers or cheese krispies as some of us call them. A great appetizer for parties or weddings. They go well with coffee, fruit drink or a cocktail. Note: Put only 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder if you don't like it very hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend softened butter with grated cheese.
  2. Add salt, garlic powder, cayenne powder and worcestershire.
  3. Stir in flour and rice krispies.
  4. For wafers: Form by hand into balls and flatten with fork.
  5. For straws: Flatten pieces of dough by hand on parchment paper and cut into 4 x 6 inch straws and separate.
  6. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 17 minutes. Watch carefully and do not overbake. Let cool slightly and place on paper towels. Store in an air tight container.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe for a quick, savory snack. My Sunday School class raved about the flavor profiles: garlic, heat from the cayenne powder, tang from the Worcestershire sauce, and the crunch from rice krispies (and some added finely chopped pecans). I will definitely make them again soon - with so much leftover rice krispies, I can't think of a better way to use them up! Addendum: I liked them much better by baking them longer than the specified time.

Marni Ulch August 07, 2012

Great flavor!! Only put the full teaspoon of cayenne powder if you really I like hot stuff. I do so I put the whole teaspoon. I think I mixed the butter and cheese wrong because my mix came out very dry. Next time I will use a blender and a little more butter. But this is a really great recipe, and I will try to get it right next time

jimmy_isbill February 19, 2009

I'm so glad I finally got around to making these tasty little delights. I wasn't sure how well I liked them at first, I thought the worcestershire sauce seemed a little over powering, but they really grew on me and now I can't stop eating them They would be wonderful with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

Lucky in Bayview March 18, 2013

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