Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cheddar Spritz Crackers

Don't put the cookie press away yet! How about whipping up some Cheddar Spritz Crackers to nosh on for New Year's Eve (or your next football party, the playoffs are coming up:@) I'd call these grown-up Cheez-Its, and see myself making them again. The flavor can be changed up a bit by simply adding or subbing chipotle powder or smoked paprika for the regular paprika. I love the idea of serving these crackers with chili too.
My dough stayed pretty crumbly in the mixing bowl, but as soon as I began working it with my hands it came right together. 
 I'm glad I gave these tasty little crackers a try! 

Cheddar Spritz Crackers-from bakelovegive
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded-it's best to shred your own
1/2 C butter, room temp
2 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 3/4 C A/P flour
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Cream cheese, butter and Worcestershire sauce until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix until a smooth ball is formed.
  3. Fill press and form cookies on cold, not-non-stick cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (I turned the oven down at 10 minutes and left them in there a little longer, wanted to make sure they dried out well.)
  5. Allow to cool slightly on cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack. 
  6. Store in an air tight container for up to one week.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

16 comments:

  1. Okay, this is most definitely a KEEPER. I wish I had some right this minute. I love cheese straws, cheese crackers, and all things cheese. YUM.

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    XO

    Sheila :-)

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  2. Oh yummy! I could eat lots of these! Love the additional use for the cookie press. Happy New Year!

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  3. I would love it if I could make crackers of any kind. You are right about these pairing well with chili too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing another great recipe for the cookie press, Lynn. I'd love to try these cute, little homemade crackers. Chili sounds like a good meal for this week.
    Hope you're enjoying your break!

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  5. Oh boy Lynn, these look Yummy!! I love cheese crackers -- only problem is I don't have a cookie press. :) Maybe I'll have to get one now. Is there a particular kind you recommend? Here in the south, we make cheese straws. Have you ever had those? My mom made us some for Christmas, and I absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing another of your great-looking recipes, Lynn, and have a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  6. I love the idea of a cheddar recipe using your cookie press Lynn and for chili too :)

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  7. I'm loving these cheese crackers, but I adore cheese straws and even cheese-its. I bet these are very addictive too.
    Sam

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  8. Grown up Cheez its! Yes please! I just love recipes like this, and will definitely git it a try! I don't have a cookie press, but we do have a big bowl game on the horizon :) and need something cheesy to nosh on!
    Jenna

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  9. I am so making these for New Year's Eve. I would have never thought of making crackers with my cookie press. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  10. "Grown up Cheese Its" ...love it! These sound good, and I haven't put away my cookie press yet! :)

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  11. Grown up Cheez Its! I wish I still had a cookie press- I haven't seen it in years. Wonder who I gave it to?
    I hope you had a good Christmas, Lynn...I know your table was certainly full of goodies to eat!

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  12. Yumyumyum! Sounds delicious, and they look great too, ideal for New Year's Eve!

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  13. Boy, they sure look good, Lynn...crispy~crunchy & a cute shape, too! I never would have thought to do something like that with a cookie press. Thanks for telling us about them & for sharing the recipe. I must say I'm surprised you didn't add any HOT SAUCE to the recipe, though! :-p

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  14. Since these are cheesy, they would be great with soup or chili for a Packer's Game :)

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  15. These look good! I still have my spritz maker at hand, have to try! Float some in my Potato Leek Soup. Happy 2015!

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