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Spicy Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese Crackers
Course: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 60 servings
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz. block sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter one stick, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. water
  • Everything Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp. dried chopped onion toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. pretzel salt or coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp. black sesame seed I got mine at Williams-Sonoma
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds regular
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Place the dried chopped onion on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on the onion because it tends to burn rather quickly. You want it to be a nice golden brown. Cool, then place in a small bowl. Add next 4 topping ingredients and stir together. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine cheese, flour, butter and cayenne pepper. Using a pastry cutter mix together ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs. Add the half and half and mix until dough forms a ball. Divide dough into 2 workable batches. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut. (I used a 1 1/2 inch fluted square cookie cutter) Place on prepared sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Whisk together egg and water. Brush tops of crackers with egg mixture and sprinkle with everything topping mixture. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough.