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Cheddar Cheese Crisps

It's the time of year where it's nice to bring out a few extra snack ideas.  I received this recipe years ago from a friend and always loved it, but you know how it is, things get shuffled around and l lost it.  Thanks, Hilda for sharing this recipe with me again.   It's tasty, simple and easy to make and I don't think you will have any leftovers.

Cheddar Cheese Crisps
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Mix flour cornmeal, baking soda, sugar, and salt into large mixing bowl.
  3. Cut butter into mixture till it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Using a fork, stir in grated cheese, vinegar, and cold water just until mixture forms a soft dough.
  5. Shape into a ball and put into a sealed bowl, and refrigerate for one hour or until dough is firm enough to handle. (or place it in the freezer for 30 minutes)
  6. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface, paper thin.
  7. Sprinkle with pepper and roll the pepper into the dough. 
  8. Cut into whatever shape you want. Jagged edges add character.
  9. Bake cheese crisps for about 10 minutes or until brown and crisp.
  10. Remove to wire rack to cool and store in a tightly covered canister.


  1. These look great! I'm going to try this one today for the kids when they arrive home from school. This might be nice along with hot soup on a cold day.

  2. Homemade crackers are a wonderful treat. I make a rye cracker to serve with goat cheese, but I've never made a cheddar one. I want to try your recipe.

  3. These look so amazing!!! They probably taste better than even imagined. :) Can't wait to try them.


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