Pumpkin Cheddar Crackers

Flaky, biscuit like crackers are packed with extra sharp cheddar cheese

Adapted from Country Living.

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Pumpkin Cheddar Crackers

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 30 crackers
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:one hour 20 minutes
Special equipment:2 inch biscuit cutter
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: A Halloween Cocktail Party Serious Entertaining: Halloween Party Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • 8 ounces grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cold water

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine flour, salt, and black pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.

  2. 2

    Add butter and pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese and pulse until dough is the texture of coarse meal. Add water and pulse until dough comes together in a ball.

  3. 3

    Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  5. 5

    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out rounds with biscuit cutter and move to baking sheets. From scraps remaining, cut a 1/16 inch piece of dough to serve as stem. Lightly pinch top of a round, and attach stem. Use a pairing knife to lightly score lines in pumpkin. Repeat with remaining pumpkins.

  6. 6

    Bake crackers until golden, about 17 minutes.

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