Cheddar Shortbread Bites (Crackers)

Recipe by Srb719
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 24mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cracker ingredients
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 12
    cup land-o-lakes butter, softened
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2
    cups land-o-lakes sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 8-ounce package)
  • Optional Topping Ingredients
  • 1
    egg white (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon water (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons poppy seeds (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine flour, butter, salt and red pepper in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until dough forms.
  • Add cheese; mix until a ball forms.
  • Shape dough into circle; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. (It will be hard to roll at first, but will soften. Press together any cracks that form on edges of dough.).
  • Cut dough with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutters or pizza cutter into desired shapes.
  • Place onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • If toppings wanted:
  • Beat one egg white and water together in small bowl. Brush cut-outs with egg wash; sprinkle with seeds.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned around edges. Immediately loosen from pan; let cool on pan.
  • Variations: Shortbread bites can be topped with variety of other ingredients such as chili powder, seasoned salt, fennel seed or herbs.
Advertisement