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Herbed Cheese Crackers

Herbed Cheese Crackers

Herbed Cheese Crackers

These are quick and easy to make and are really delicious. You can make these any shape that you want. I used a pasty cutter to get square shapes. However, you do need to measure your squares with a ruler or else your cookies will not match up :-). Make sure you roll out your cookies thin as they do rise. Let them cool on the cookie tray for about 1-2 mins before you take them off. Put the spread on the crackers only before you serve them or otherwise they will soften.

Recipe

Prep Time : 40 min

Makes : 25 – 30 depending on how you cut them.

Biscuit

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chives

Cheese filling

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated pepper
  • 90 g cheddar cheese; grated

Method

Preheat oven to 375F. Line two cookie trays with parchment  paper

Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the butter. Rub between your hand until the mix resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the center and pour in the egg,  cheese and chives. Mix with a butter knife using a cutting action until the mix comes together in beads

Mold into a ball and put it on a lightly flowered surface.

Roll the pastry between two sheets of parchment paper to about 3mm thickness. Remove top sheet and cut into 1 inch squares with a pastry cutter. Re-roll the remaining pastry ends and repeat cutting.

Bake for 9 mins or until lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For the filling, beat the cream cheese and butter in a small bowl until light and creamy.

Add the herb, pepper, cheese and beat till smooth. Spread a little on half of the biscuits and sandwich together with the remaining biscuits.

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