Holiday Recipe...Cheese Wafers

The "Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook" says cheese wafers are a must for brunches, showers and teas, as well as holiday buffet tables.  I have eaten plenty of them when I lived in Texas and Georgia, but I hadn’t seen a recipe that included the nuts and crisp cereal, so I had to try it.  These are a good make-ahead, as they improve as the flavor mellows, and they get crisp.   I used my food processor and a size 100 scoop to portion them – I actually got 4 dozen as called for.  Cereal has been on sale here this month too.
                              Cheese Wafers
  6          ounces  Sharp Cheddar Cheese -- shredded
     1/2   cup  Butter -- softened
  1          cup  Flour, All-purpose -- 4-4 1/2 ounces
              dash  Salt
              dash  Paprika
  1 1/2   cups  Corn Flakes -- crushed (about 2 ounces)
     1/2   cup  Almonds -- finely chopped (about 2 ounces)
Process cheese and butter in food processor until blended.  Add flour, salt and paprika; process until mixture forms a ball, stopping often to scrape down sides.  Add cereal and almonds, process until blended, stopping twice to scrape down sides.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Flatten each ball in a crisscross pattern with a fork dipped in flour.
Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool. 
These store well in an airtight container.
Yield:  "4 dozen"


  1. There used to be a restaurant here that made these and had them on the salad bar. They were so good. Thank you for the recipe. I will definitely have to try these.

  2. I haven't seen a recipe with corn flakes and nuts. Sounds great.


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