Description Edit

These delicate, buttery crackers make excellent accompaniments to cocktails. After a few days they become somewhat softer but can be re-crisped in a 300°F, oven for 5 minutes.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a food processor, blend together butter and cheese until smooth.
  3. Add egg yolk, salt, and cayenne and blend until combined.
  4. Add flour and blend until mixture just forms a dough.
  5. Working in batches, transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a ⅞-inch-wide ribbon tip and pipe dough in long strips 2 inches apart on baking sheets. (Alternatively, working in batches, dough may be transferred to a cookie press fitted with a ribbon disk and pressed out in long strips 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Dough strips may break in places but repairs are not necessary, as strips will be cut later.)
  6. In a small bowl whisk together the egg white and a pinch salt until just combined.
  7. Brush each strip of dough with some egg white and bake in batches in the middle of oven until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. While crackers are still hot, slice diagonally into 1½-inch-long pieces and cool completely on racks. Crackers keep in airtight containers 5 days.

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