Cheddar Pecan Wafers

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These tiny cheddar biscuits are a delicious snack for cocktail parties. Beware - once you start, it's difficult to stop noshing on them!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
Servings:
108
Yield:
9 dozen wafers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter, softened

  • 1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, Cheddar cheese, pecans, cayenne pepper and salt until well blended. Gradually mix in flour, using your hands to work in the last bit. The result will be a stiff dough much like shortbread. Form the dough into logs about 1 inch thick, and 10 inches long. Wrap each log in waxed paper, and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Unwrap the chilled logs of dough, and slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds using a sharp knife. Place slices about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

  3. Bake for exactly 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and slightly browned at the edges. Allow wafers to cool for 1 minute before removing from the pan.

Note

The logs of dough freeze exceptionally well, so you can keep a few in the freezer and bake up a fresh batch whenever you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 108
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.