Spicy Cheddar-Chive Crackers

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons New Orleans Seasoning
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
3 tablespoons dried chives
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 
1-2 hours
Total Time: 
2-3 hours
Serving size: 
6

Directions

These crackers are absolutely addictive. They are crunchy without being too crunchy and spicy but not too spicy. I serve these at my annual holiday party and they the one of first items to disappear.
1. In a large bowl, combine the cheddar, parmesan, chives, and New Orleans. Toss well to blend.
2. In a food processor combine the flour, butter and salt. Pulse until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
3. Add the flour to the cheese mixture and toss until well combined.
4. With a fork, stir in the buttermilk and mix just until the dough can be gathered into a ball.
5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for 10 to 15 seconds. Divide the dough into 1/4s. Roll into a log 1 inch in diameter. Wrap the dough logs in wax paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours or overnight. (The dough can sit in the freezer for up to 2 months).
6. Preheat oven to 325°. Line 2 large baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
7. Cut the logs into 1/8 inch thick slices and arrange on the prepared pans. Bake for 18-23 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Crackers can be stored up to 10 days in a tightly sealed storage container.

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Recipe Tip:
I like these on the burnt side. If you are like me add a few extra minutes to the baking time.