Cheddar Pecan Wafers

Cheddar Pecan Wafers


"These tiny cheddar biscuits are a delicious snack for cocktail parties. Beware - once you start, it's difficult to stop noshing on them!"


32 m servings 74 cals
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Original recipe yields 108 servings



  • Calories:
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, Cheddar cheese, pecans, cayenne pepper and salt until well blended. Gradually mix in flour, using your hands to work in the last bit. The result will be a stiff dough much like shortbread. Form the dough into logs about 1 inch thick, and 10 inches long. Wrap each log in waxed paper, and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Unwrap the chilled logs of dough, and slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds using a sharp knife. Place slices about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for exactly 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and slightly browned at the edges. Allow wafers to cool for 1 minute before removing from the pan.


  • Note
  • The logs of dough freeze exceptionally well, so you can keep a few in the freezer and bake up a fresh batch whenever you like.
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  1. 37 Ratings


WOW! These are the best crackers bar none! They have a very cheesy flavor, the ground toasted pecans along with the cayenne kick the flavor up a notch.Because of the stiffness of the mix, I prep...

Very cheesy and they melt in your mouth. I didn't use cayenne as I tried it in another recipie and it was too hot. I just used a dash of garlic powder and these came out great. I only made a ...

These were good. Had the consistency of a cookie. Very crumbly. I think it would be difficult to dip these or spread something on them as they would break up very easily. By the way, if you ...

these are amazing, I've made them countless times now, with cheddar and pecans as well as blue cheese and walnuts and they always go over amazingly. the dough also freezes extremely well... my o...

I made these today and they were a total flop with my family. They were BLAND. Did I do something wrong? I'm anxious to see what others say. They were very easy to make, although my wrists w...

I was looking for a non-sweet holiday treat to include in my gift box with cookies and these little crackers were just the thing. I followed the recipe exactly, only adding a dash of garlic pow...

Over the years I have used a similar recipe using McLaren's Cheddar cheese; it is the one that comes in a round red container with a black cover..a very sharp cheddar cheese that add so very muc...

I actually think that the original recipe calls for a little too much butter. When I bake these, I actually can taste the butter in them, and I do not think that is good.

These are a delicious riff on regular cheese wafers. The addition of the pecans makes them a little sweeter, which is nice. It is VERY important to use the best quality cheddar that you can fi...