Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Cheddar Pecan Crisps

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 33 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 18 min
  • Yield: about 50 crackers
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1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

8 ounces cheddar, coarsely grated (2 cups)

1 large egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup pecans, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat together butter and cheddar in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, then beat in remaining ingredients.
  3. Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and arrange 3 inches apart on buttered baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch disk and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 15 to 18 minutes.

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