Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

36 waffers
30 min

Here is a Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe that is “so easy even I’ll make it”.

This recipe can be made ahead of time so it’s great for a brunch, tea party or any occasion appetizer.

Spicy Cheese Wafers

This recipes is very simple with only a few basic ingredients.

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Preparation for recipe

Begin by allowing butter to soften and finely grate the cheese.

Next, add all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix throughly.

Finally, add grated cheese and butter. Mix with hands until all ingredient are moist.

Roll out Cheese Wafers

Place mixture on wax paper and begin to shape into a log.

Wrap the wax paper around the log and roll until the log is approx. 2 inches in diameter.

Keep cheese log wrapped in wax paper and refrigerate for approx. 2 hours or until firm.

Ready to Bake Cheese Wafers

Preheat oven 400 degrees and remove log from refrigerator.

Then place a sheet of parchment paper over a large cookie sheet.

With a sharp knife, slice the cheese wafers approx. 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Place on parchment paper approx. 1 inch apart.

Bake for approx. 10-14 minutes or until golden and firm.

Then remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Once cool, they are ready to serve. If not serving immediately, place in airtight container but be sure they have completely cooled.

The Spicy Cheese Wafers are a delicious addition to any meal.

They are a great appetizer, great for a brunch or tea party and so much more.

The wafers are easy to make ahead of your event so they are a great choice for your menu.

I hope you enjoyed this “it’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipe!

You might also enjoy Artichoke & Sun dried Tomato Bites appetizer recipe as well as, this Fresh Herb & Cucumber Recipe.

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Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe
Recipe details
  • 36  waffers
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 8 oz. grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 cup softened butter

Mix together all dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
Add grated cheese and softened butter and blend until throughly mixed
Roll out onto wax paper, starting to form a log.
Wrap the wax paper around the log and roll until roll into a log approx. 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter
Keep cheese log wrapped in wax paper and refrigerate until firm (approx. 2 hours)
Preheat Oven 400 degrees
Slice cheese roll into 1/4-1/2 inches pieces
Place parchment paper on large baking sheet
Place slices cheese approx. 1 inch apart on parchment paper
Bake for 10-14 minutes or until firm
Remove to cooling rack
Store in airtight container until ready to serve.
  • You can substitute finely chopped jalapeño peppers for the cayenne pepper if desired. Just be sure to drain all liquid from the peppers prior to adding.
  • If you prefer cheese straws, follow the above recipe but instead of rolling into a log, use an icing tube or plastic bag and squeeze the cheese mixture out into straws onto the parchment paper.
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  • Marjorie Meinzinger Marjorie Meinzinger on Jun 24, 2022

    We made these sans the peppers. We shaped them into balls. I like this idea better and will add the pepper. I might experiment and add basil or parsley. Also Ill need to try it with gluten free. Im so glad this was posted. Yum!!