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Cheese Snappy Wafers

- Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen

Southern hostesses have long relied on cheese wafers to keep their party guests satiated.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yields: Makes 32 wafers

Ingredients

1 cup butter, cubed

2 cups all-purpose flour

8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/2 teaspoon table salt

2 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese, red pepper, and salt. Fold in cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each dough ball. Bake, in batches, 15 minutes. (Refrigerate remaining baking sheet while first batch is baking.)

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