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Spicy Cheese Rounds Recipe

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Spicy Cheese Rounds Recipe

These cheese rounds, a little zippy from the cayenne pepper, taste wonderful with crudités and a glass of wine. Make sure the wine is spicy enough to hold its own against the pepper and sharp cheese flavors.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 2 cups Cantal or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Using a mixer beat together all the ingredients until a dough ball forms. The dough will look shaggy. Put the dough onto a clean, floured work surface and roll into a 15-inch long log that measures about 1 ½-inches in diameter. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unwrap chilled dough and slice into very thin (1/8-inch thick) coins. Arrange the cheese rounds in a single layer slightly apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the rounds begin to brown on the edges. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious recipe, Member ABBUSYCOOKS

I love any kind of cheese cracker, and this recipe is really delicious. Measure the flour correctly and you won't have any problems. Spoon the flour lightly into the measuring cup, do not use the cup to scoop flour out of the bag or you'll add 25% too much. I like to chill the dough overnight before using; this helps relax it. This recipe is a winner!

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