Cayenne Pepper Wafers Recipe

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350F. Cream the cheese and butter. Sift together the cayenne pepper, salt and flour; add gradually to the butter mixture. Add the chopped nuts and mix well. Divide the dough in half and shape into logs 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Step 2

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. With a sharp knife, cut the logs into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place the wafers 1 to 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly colored. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Step 4

Makes 6 dozen.

[The Baltimore Sun; Dec 8, 1991]

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1c Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1ts Cayenne pepper
  • 1ts Salt
  • 2 1/2c Sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1c Chopped walnuts or pecans.

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