Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blue Cheese Crackers

DH got a membership to Sam's Club when he was stocking up on food for the archeology field school this year, but it took us until two days ago to get around to going there to buy anything for ourselves. Bulk purchases don't usually seem practical with a kitchen as tiny as ours ( DH says to just imagine our kitchen is on a boat, because it would be a very nice galley on a yacht). We finally went to Sam's because DH wanted to look at eye glasses there. We came home with some salad making supplies and a 24-ounce tub of blue cheese, so I'm going to be trying some new recipes that call for blue cheese.
Here is the first one, which we all really enjoyed.


Blue Cheese Crackers

1 Cup of butter, at room temperature

1/2 Cup of cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 Cups of crumbled blue cheese

2 Cups of Rice Krispies cereal

2 Cups of unbleached all-purpose flour

2 slices of crispy, cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and the butter. Add the flour, cayenne pepper, blue cheese, rice cereal, and bacon. Beat on low to medium speed until a well blended, stiff dough is formed. Roll into walnut sized balls and place slightly apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Use a fork to flatten each ball. Bake for 15 minutes.

These were great served next to our bowls of spinach salad last night, but they'd also be good as party food or with tea.


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