Cheese Crackers with Sage


1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 tablespoon dried, crumbled sage
1 stick unsalted butter
8 ounces finely grated sharp cheddar cheese


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Into a mixing bowl, sift flour, cayenne, and salt. Stir in sage and set aside.

In a standing mixer, cream butter. Add cheese until combined. On slow speed, add dry ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

Scrape dough out onto lightly floured surface and roll into a log (2-inch diameter). Cover in plastic wrap and form a square roll. Chill at least 20 minutes.

Slice dough into thin squares (⅛-inch thickness). Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake 10 minutes or until crisp.

Make monograms or other decorations with extra pieces of dough.


about 2 dozen

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

60 Minutes

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