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Sesame Cheese Crackers

These tasty homemade crackers are irresistible! Enjoy them with soups, or munch on them all by themselves. Cayenne pepper adds a bit of a kick.—Margaret J. Inlow, Joliet, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    77 crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 6 to 7-1/2 teaspoons ice water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk flour, salt and cayenne; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese and sesame seeds. Combine 3 teaspoons water and soy sauce; stir into dry ingredients with a fork. Stir in enough remaining water until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14x11-in. rectangle. Cut into 2x1-in. strips. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cracker: 23 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • lsteen
    Nov 20, 2012

    These are delicious and easy to make. I challenge you to eat just 2 or 3. They are addictive! I found 11 - 12 min. baking time was enough. I used 1/8 tsp. of cayenne which is just enough kick for me. Thank you for this recipe.