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
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
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)