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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Wafers

Yes, I grabbed this right out of December's Southern Living. I was afraid one of you would miss it, and it's too wonderful to miss. This is a must do for the holidays. Serve plain, with your favorite cheese ball or cheese spread.

Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Wafers
18 dozen
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1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped sweetened dried cranberries
2 cups butter, softened
4 cups (16 ounces) freshly shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
4 cups all-purpose flour
Parchment paper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (about 15 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, soak cranberries in boiling water to cover 15 minutes; drain and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Beat butter and next 3 ingredients with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined. Stir in cranberries and pecans. Shape dough into 4 (12-inch-long) logs; wrap each log in plastic wrap. Chill at least 8 hours to three days.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes)

3 comments:

  1. mouth wateringly, beautifully concocted yumminess, I like!

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  2. Beverly- I wish I had the baking gene, but I am pretty much limited to muffins and bread. I need to branch out- I used to make cookies and candies as a young girl when I had a sweet tooth. Now I prefer the savory-

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