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Smoky Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Smoky Cheddar Cheese Crackers

makes apprx 30 2”x2” crackers

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface

1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar cheese (but could use any cheese you like)

3/4 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

1 pinch cayenne

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, cheddar, paprika, cayenne and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine

until incorporated. Add the butter and pulse until incorporated. Add the heavy cream and

process until the dough forms a ball.

Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface and lightly flour. Place the dough on top

and shape roughly into a rectangle. Lightly flour and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick…to about

12”x10”. Cut the dough into squares or rectangles and using an offset spatula carefully transfer

to the prepared baking sheets. (re-roll scraps if necessary..might need to pop in the fridge if

dough gets too warm).Can sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.

Bake until golden brown, apprx 10-12 minutes, rotate sheets halfway during cooking.

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