Well, they started as straws.
After piping some cheese straws from a ziploc bag, I decided to make crackers instead. Straws just seemed too fussy.
This is where I should be writing something interesting. But poor planning, i.e., life got in the way. That, plus I broke up with interesting eons ago.
Gratuitous cake shots
Gluten free and low carb,* these cheese crackers are great for a little nip. Cheers!
Cheese Straw Crackers
Combine in a medium bowl:
1 and 1/4 cups almond meal
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1/4 cup spectrum organic shortening, chilled
Add and mix thoroughly:
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
Let dough chill in fridge for about 10 minutes. Then roll out dough between sheets of parchment paper. Lightly score crackers and prick with a fork before baking in a 325 oven for about 10 – 12 minutes.
*first time for everything
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