These cheddary wafers get their pleasing crackle from a secret ingredient: Rice Krispies. Courtney Waddell's grandmother may have snagged the recipe at her bridge game.
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1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups crispy rice cereal
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 350°. Position 2 racks in the middle and lower thirds of the oven. In a bowl, beat the butter and cheddar at medium speed until combined. Add the flour, cayenne and salt and beat until a crumbly dough forms. Add the rice cereal and beat briefly to combine.
Form level tablespoons of the dough into balls; place on 4 large baking sheets. Using a fork, press a crosshatch pattern into the balls, pressing them into 2-inch rounds.
Bake the crisps 2 sheets at a time for about 25 minutes, until they are lightly browned; shift the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking for even cooking. Let cool completely.
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