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Cheddar Crackers

Or maybe I should call them Cheese Crisps… I bake them and they don’t really look like the photo from the original recipe…

From http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cheddar-crackers/

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons cold water, or as needed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, white pepper and mustard.
  2. Cut in butter with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in Cheddar cheese.
  4. Stir in water one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is able to hold together.
  5. Press the mixture into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a rectangle that is 16×12 inches. The dough should be about 1/8 inch thick.
  8. Cut into 1×3 inch strips.
  9. Place the strips onto the prepared baking sheets spaced about 1 inch apart.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden and crispy. Cool completely before storing.

They turn out to be more like butter shortbread cookies than crackers… but the cheese still tastes good. Oh well, gotta try another cracker recipe next time~

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Baking, Cafe

 

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Shortbread Cookies

From http://www.joyofbaking.com/shortbreads/shortbreadcookies.html (Adjusted recipe because I didn’t have so much butter at my house…

Ingredients

  • 83 grams all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 73 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 20 grams icing sugar
  • 1 few drop of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Whisk the flour with the salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, use your electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the sugar and beat until smooth.
  4. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.
  6. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough until firm.
  7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to thickness of 1/4 inch (.6 cm).
  9. Cut into shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter.
  10. Place on the prepared baking sheets and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) with the rack in the middle of the oven.
  12. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or until cookies are very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

It’s AWESOME! I love Walker’s butter shortbread. It’s my favorite comfort food.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Baking, Cafe

 

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