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Cheese Wafers

These savory cheese wafers are similar to cheese straws but easier because you don’t have to use a cookie press. The crunch comes from rice cereal and they pack just a touch of heat from the red pepper. For best results, do not use pre-shredded cheese.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 7

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 sticks butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Shred cheese and place in a large bowl. Add melted butter and stir until well blended. Stir in salt and red pepper. Add flour and stir until blended. Add cereal and stir until blended.
  • Shred cheese and place in a large bowl. Add melted butter and stir until well blended. Stir in salt and red pepper. Add flour and stir until blended. Add cereal and stir until blended.
  • Shape cheese mixture into half-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Flatten balls gently with tines of a fork. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer wafers to a cooling rack lined with paper towels and let cool completely.

Notes

Serving size: 2 wafers
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