Easy Cheese Wafers
- Servings: Makes about 48 wafers.
These savory cheese wafers are easy to make and will have as much flavor as the cheese you choose to use. The color of the cheese will also determine the color of your finished wafers.
Use good Cheddar, preferably sharp. You can also make the dough in advance and freeze it, slicing and baking what you need, a little at a time.
You can grate the cheese using the large holes on a box grater or the grater disc on your food processor. Resist buying cheese that is already grated because its taste will be faded and make a less flavorful wafer.
- 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Fleur de sel or other large grained salt for finishing
- In a standing mixer, combine the cheese, butter, celery seeds, Worcestershire, dry mustard, and cayenne on medium speed until smooth. You can also do this in a food processor, processing until smooth.
- Add the flour and beat on low speed until combined. Gather the dough into a ball and on a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into a 12-inch log. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Slice the log into 1/4-inch discs and arrange the slices 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press a few grains of salt on top of each slice. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Either serve soon after baking or else store in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 1 week.