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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Cheddar Rice Cookies

These can be prepared to the just-before-baking stage and frozen. Perfect when served at an afternoon tea.


2 cups flour

1 /4 tsp Creole seasoning

1 /2 tsp dehydrated onion

1 /8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 /4 tsp salt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 /2 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese

1 /4 tsp hot sauce

2 cups Rice Krispies


Preheat the oven to 325.

Combine flour and dry seasonings in a mixing bowl and blend well.

Place butter, cheese, hot sauce, and Rice Krispies in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, blend mixture, slowly adding flour and seasonings, until all flour is incorporated and moistened.

Form into small balls (approx. 1 /4 – 1 /2 ounce) and place on a baking sheet. Bake 15- 20 minutes.

Yield: 60-70 crackers

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