How the South Does Crackers

CHEESE STRAWS (Southern Crackers)

¼ pound white cheddar cheese, grated

1 ¾ all purpose flour

1 cup toasted pecans

¼ pound butter, softened

1 teaspoon salt

cayenne pepper, to taste


In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process until smooth.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Remove and place on a floured surface.  With a rolling pin, roll out to about ¼ inch thick, cut into desired shapes. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.


Yields: 12 to 16


Recipe courtesy of Felicia Willett, 2016