I am no stranger to cheese crackers, cheese straws or cheese wafers, and have made them all. Recently I came across a recipe for “Cheese Crispies” in a Taste of Home magazine which sounded intriguing by the addition of Rice Krispies. When I try a new recipe, I usually make it exactly the way it’s written, but not with this one. I like a good “kick” to my cheese crackers, so in addition to the cayenne pepper, I added a good dose of hot pepper flakes. The heat level is completely up to you.
There was one other change I made to the original recipe. When I divided the dough in half, each half was far too much dough for just a 7 inch log. I rolled each half of the dough into a log that ended up being 14 inches long and they worked perfectly. I also had to increase the bake time for a crispy cracker. All in all, I ended up with 84 crackers with a good kick!
Click here for the recipe: Cheese Crispies
On Saturday, March 18, I took a tray of these Cheese Crispies to the Southport Cheese Shoppe in honor of their one-year anniversary here in Southport. Congrats to Eric and Lisa Stettner for bring the world of cheeses to Southport.
If you are in the Southport, North Carolina area, be sure to stop by the Southport Cheese Shoppe where you find fresh cheeses, jams, jellies, olives and nuts. Owners, Lisa and Eric Stettner, will be happy to help you with your selections. The Southport Cheese Shoppe is located at 417 B North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. Phone: 910-477-6387.
Click here for their website: Southport Cheese Shoppe
Click here to visit their Facebook page: Southport Cheese Shoppe
See ya around the appetizer table ~ Barbara