While we were talking, I asked for some of her recipes, and she got her box out to let me look through them. Here is one of the recipes I tried for Christmas presents this year. The other recipe is for No Roll Sugar Cookies. Enjoy!
8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick of unsalted butter (room temp)
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix the cheese, butter, and flour very thoroughly. It should stick together like dough. Season the dough with the salt and cayenne pepper. Roll the dough into a long sausage shape about 1 inch in diameter. Wrap the roll in aluminum foil and chill for at least 2 hours.
To bake the dollars, cut the roll into slices 1/8 of an inch thick, spread them onto a cookie sheet and put them into a 350 degree oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they turn pale gold. Never let them brown.
You can bake the whole batch and store the dollars in a tight container, or you can keep the uncooked roll in the refrigerator, slice it off as you need it and serve the dollars hot.
Making the dough
I had so many issues with this...doing the wrong thing, forgetting ingredients, etc, but by the third attempt I had it figured out. Hopefully this will help you!
As you're mixing the dough start at a slow speed to blend it together and increase the speed on your mixer to get it to a doughy substance. You don't want it crumbly. Batch 2 was crumbly and definitely still tasted a little floury.
Once you have the dough well mixed, add the salt and cayenne pepper. The cayenne can really be however much you want to make it spicy. I kept adding until I was satisfied, but my 1/4 tsp. is a good estimate.
Rolling and Baking
|Roll the dough into a sausage shape 1 inch in diameter.|
|Wrap it in aluminum foil and put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.|
|Cut it into 1/8 inch slices (or as thin as you can cut them). The thinner you cut them, the more you make.|
|Bake for 8-10 minutes. (The one at the bottom got a little too thin...it happens)|
THEN EAT UP!! I definitely ate most of the second batch on my own faster than I would like to admit. They are delicious especially if you like cheese-its!
This recipe caused all sorts of grief because I didn't have a lot to go off of based on the recipe my grandma gave me. I need explicit instructions when I am trying new recipes. Hopefully my better directions helped you out. Either way the recipe book was cool! Enjoy!!