Monday, November 4, 2013

Cheezy Bites

These were really cool. It isn't exactly the texture one would expect, but honestly, I hardly noticed it over the cheesy flavor. These make a great snack or gift if nicely wrapped. :]
You have to prep it the day before you want it, but it doesn't take much time at all.

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup [1 stick] of salted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground red pepper [cayenne pepper]
8 ounces [two cups] of extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds [both of these seeds you can find on by the seasonings in little seasoning bottles at Wal-mart]
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of water

  Other things you might need
cheese grater 
mixing bowl
parchment paper
cookie sheet


Combine flour, butter, salt, and ground red pepper and beat until it looks doughy.

Grate cheese and mix in with the flour mixture.

Shape into a ball and flatten slightly.

Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight. I refrigerated it overnight, and I had to let it thaw about an hour.

Heat oven to 350.

Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thickness on a slightly floured surface, flouring your roller every little bit. Now, personally, I had never rolled anything out before, but it really is not hard at all, just remember to flour your roller or else the dough will stick to it.

Cut dough with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter and place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Combine poppy sesame seeds and set aside.

Lightly beat egg white and water together in a separate bowl.

Brush cut-outs with egg-white mixture. By the way, if you do not have a brush, you can just use your fingers; I used my fingers.

Sprinkle cut-outs with the poppy seed mixture.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until very slightly browned around the edges.

Enjoy :]

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