CHEESE WAFERS RIMMED IN SMOKED PAPRIKA
2 cups grated sharp White Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 sticks Butter, room temperature
1 c All-Purpose Flour
1 c Bread Flour
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika (Optional)
PREPARATION & METHOD
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cheese and butter must be at room temperature. Cream together and add sifted flour and spices.
Squeeze together the pea-sized pieces of dough until you can divide the mixture into two or three equal-sized balls. Work the dough until its warm and pliable and has the texture of a ball of Play-Doh.
Roll balls into logs (diameter of wafers will not increase when baked) and sprinkle on or roll in smoked paprika.
With dental floss or a sharp knife, slice logs into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wafers. Lay wafers in rows on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until wafers are the soft-baked consistency of a sugar cookie. Be careful not to overcook as softer wafers will melt in your mouth. Dough may be refrigerated for up to a week before baking.
Recipe and Photo Courtesy of:Kim Byer
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