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Cheddar Pecan Crackers

  • Yield: About 1 dozen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 cup packed grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Into a bowl, sift together the flour, cayenne, and salt.
  • In another bowl, cream together the butter and cheese. Add the dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in the pecans and sesame seeds. Drop onto the baking sheet 1 teaspoon at a time, spreading gently to flatten into rounds. Bake until golden and crisp around the edges, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving, or serve at room temperature.