Mustard Cheddar Crackers

"A Gourmet magazine 1998 recipe that appears in the _Best of Gourmet_ cookbook. These would be fabulous on a holiday canapé table! The dough can be made ahead and kept refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for 2 months. Note - lengthy chill time is included in total prep time."
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Ready In:
4hrs 50mins
10 dozen




  • A food processor makes this come together in a snap but the dough can be made by hand.
  • Blend together until smooth the butter, cheese and egg yolk.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse until just blended. (If your food processor is small, you may have to do this in batches.). Transfer dough (it will be very soft) to a bowl and chill for 15 minutes.
  • Halve dough and on a lightly floured surface, shape each half into a 12-inch log.
  • Wrap logs in waxed paper then in foil and chill until firm, at least 4 hours. If you plan to freeze them, now is the time.
  • Place oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap logs and with a sharp, thin knife cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices 1-inch apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake in batches, switching position of sheets halfway through, baking until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
  • Transfer to racks to cool. Line sheets with clean parchment between batches.
  • Crackers, cooled completely, keep in a airtight container at room temp 1 week.

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  1. Very good! These make a lot, but are really good for gatherings and an option instead of cheese and crackers. I served these on a plate with grapes. I used a food processor and the dough went together very easily even though I skipped the mustard seeds (out of). Thanks for sharing!


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