After an array of sweet nibbles, my mom asked me to make savoury cookies. Thanks to my recent purchase of the cookie and biscuit bible, I did not have to look outside. With numerous options with flavours ranging from curry powder, chilli paste, garam masala …. I chose something I simply love: cheese!
The fun part about these cheese crackers is that you can very well use them as food money in your next round of cards.. That way you’ll have cheerful guests leaving your party with a bag full of cheesey delights.
With an easy to do recipe, you’ll be ready with a batch of 60 crackers in no time. You can shape them in any manner you want and let your creativity flow. For Cheese Crackers, here’s what you’ll need.
- 1 cup all purpose flour, plus some extra for dusting
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- pinch of salt
- 115 g butter
- 75 g greated cheddar cheese
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 egg beaten
- poppy seeds, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds to decorate
Preheat the oven at 200 degree celcius. Sift the flour, mustard and salt in a bowl and rub in butter till it resembles fine bread crumbs
Stir in the granted cheese, cayenne pepper and sprinkle the water. Add half of the beaten egg and mix to form a firm dough. Knead lightly until smooth.
Roll out the dough between two sheets of cling film and using a cookie cutter cut into desirable shapes. Re-roll the trimmings and cut out more shapes.
Place on a prepared baking sheet and brush the remaining egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cook for 20 minutes or until the cookies tun golden.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Perfect to gift packs, you’ll have friends and family asking for more!