I got a lot of compliments on these crackers at the annual Womens Retreat at Gilmont this weekend. I can't take credit for them because I got the recipe from a cookbook the Dallas Arboretum put out. It has recipes of some of the great dishes they serve in their tea room.
No matter where it came from this recipe produces a crisp, light and tasty savory for afternoon tea:
1/2 pound butter (Now you understand why this is so good.)
4 cups of grated Sharp Cheese
2 cups of flour
1 cup of finely chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Blend the butter and cheese together. Add the pecans and spices and mix well. Add the flour and mix well.
Roll this into a 2 inch roll. Wrap in plastic and chill.........30 minutes in the freezer will do. Use the refrigerator if you will chill longer. You don't want to have to cut frozen dough.
Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes or so until crisp.
After they've cooled you can freeze them if you need to. This makes about 36. Maybe a bit more. I tasted some and kind of lost track of how many I ate.