Spicy Cheese Bites with New Orleans

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These cheesy, spicy, crunchy bites (aka straws or crackers) are so easy to make and totally addictive.  A perfect little nibble for cocktail or any hour. 


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
12-15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 
20 minutes
Resting Time: 
10 minutes
Total Time: 
1 hour
Serving size: 
4 dozen crackers


1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse flour, salt and New Orleans Seasoning until combined. Then add in cheese and butter. Pulse until dough is smooth and has texture of play-dough.
3. Transfer dough to plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll into a cylinder shape. Chill for 20 minutes.
4. Cut dough into 1/4 inch thick slices. Press dough with the tines of a fork with in both directions to flatten. Dip your fork in water to prevent dough from sticking. Pipe onto prepared pan, arranging 1 inch apart.
5. Bake 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for 1 week or freeze for 1 month.
Pro Tip: If you have a cookie press opt for the rectangular or star disk.


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Recipe Tip:
Do not used pre-shredded cheese as it has a coating that does not allow the cheese to blend well in these crackers.