by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Friday, September 23, 2011
50 Women Game-Changers (in Food): #16 Maida Heatter - Cheese Pennies
yield: 50-80 coins/crackers
1 c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
⅛- ½ tsp. cayenne
8 oz. extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded fine
4 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Tbs. sesame seeds, toasted
Immediately remove from baking sheets with a thin, metal spatula and place on wire racks to cool. Serve with cocktails for nibbling or alongside soup and salad.
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