Cheese crackers have been a party favorite for years. This version is made with blue cheese and includes the addition of nuts.
Blue Cheese Crackers
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, blend butter, blue cheese, salt and black pepper, if using, with a fork. Add flour a little at a time and use your hands to form a ball of dough.
Pinch a dough ball about 3/4 inch off the main ball and flatten it to a little more than 1-inch around. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each cracker with a little egg and press in some of the chopped nuts.
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden at the edges. The baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the cracker, so watch after 10 minutes. Remove when done to a cookie rack. Let cool.
Makes 36-40 crackers.
From John Griffin.