Holiday Cheese Bites

17 Dec
Holiday Cheese Bites

Holiday Cheese Bites

I saw these fun little crackers posted on Food52, and they seemed easy enough for me to attempt to make. Of course the big warning sign not to make them should have been the words “flour” and “roll the dough.” I can just look at a canister of flour and get it all over my clothes. And with my hand injury? Who was I kidding that I could roll out a hard, frigid piece of clay?

Chilled Cracker Dough

Chilled Cracker Dough

Nonetheless, I attempted to make these little cheese bites, endearingly called “coins” in the recipe. I opted to use some fancy-schmancy mini-cutters, in the hopes that the cute shapes would distract from the final results.

Cheese Bites Ready to Bake

Cheese Bites Ready to Bake

I don’t have a proper food processor, so instead of “slowly adding the milk in a stream with the food processor running,” I kept having to turn off my Ninja, take the top off, add a little milk, whir it again, then repeat. Sketchy at best, huh? Then when it came to rolling the dough out, I found my injured hand and wrist didn’t have enough strength to wrestle the dough into submission, so enlisted the help of my daughter. I ended up with some really uneven thicknesses, which resulted in a: burnt crackers and b: really puffy under-cooked crackers. I had enough of option c: perfectly done crackers to fill a small bowl for your enjoyment.

Holiday Cheese Bites

Holiday Cheese Bites

For those of you who would like the recipe, please head over to Food52 to read it here: Spicy Cheese + Smoked Paprika Coins

p.s. The flavor of these are really good! The dough has smoked paprika, sage, and cayenne pepper along with the cheese. If you are a skilled baker, please try this recipe out and let me know how they turned out!

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53 Responses to “Holiday Cheese Bites”

  1. Teagan Geneviene December 17, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Applesauce! Kathryn, that was an exercise in determination for sure. But you finished with a bowl of beautiful perfect treats, if not as many as you hoped. Wishing you continued healing and improvement with your hand. Mega hugs.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 17, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      Aww thanks so much Teagan! I had hoped to use the larger crackers for the salmon my hubby smoked, but it was not to be. Thank goodness for Triscuits, huh?! πŸ˜€ Hugs back my friend. xo

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  2. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser December 17, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    A+ for the attempt KR with that injury! They had good flavor just needed three x’s the amount, right??? xoxo ccc

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  3. Gerlinde December 17, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    You did great Kathryn. I always roll my dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. That makes it easier for me. Merry Christmas.

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  4. noelleg44 December 17, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    These cheese crackers are very Southern and can be horribly addictive!

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  5. D. Wallace Peach December 17, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    Those sound tasty but I don’t think I can try this one, Kathryn. The “skilled baker” is not one of my talents. You’re brave to try it with your arm and all those steps, but it looks like you got a nice batch in the end πŸ™‚ I’m sure they’re all gone already!

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  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso December 17, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    lol Here are two cliches that seem appropriate: “at least you’ve tried” and “practice makes perfect”… πŸ™‚

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  7. Bernadette December 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Happy to hear from you. Sorry the hand is a struggle

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  8. Lynz Real Cooking December 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    You are so creative and so brave! Wow these look amazing

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  9. StefanGourmet December 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Sorry to hear your hand is still bothering you. The cookies look good!

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  10. Freda @ Aromatic essence December 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Despite at all the shortcomings, you did well! They look good Kathryn:) super yum !

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  11. Jodi December 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    They look lovely!

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  12. Karina Pinella December 17, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    ooh la la. Thanks for the share!

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  13. Sheryl December 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    I’m impressed that you tried to make crackers. I’ve never made any, and have always had the sense that they were a little difficult to make. Maybe I’ll have to try my hand at cracker making sometime. πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 18, 2016 at 9:47 am #

      Thank you Sheryl. With a proper food processor and two healthy hands, I think you could make these!

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  14. Kouzounas Kitchen December 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Yummy! Perfect with any dip! πŸ™‚

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  15. cookandenjoyrecipes December 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    Well done for making them. They do look yummy, you tried and succeeded.

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  16. Sumith December 19, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    Super delicious!!

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  17. FrugalHausfrau December 19, 2016 at 12:47 am #

    I was just so impressed that you baked and those look gorgeous. And if they’re not perfect, just call them artisan!! That was quite a project, especially with that hand, and glad you had a little Christmas elf to help out! Btw, the sell these little things that fit on the ends of your rolling pins, they’re called bands or spacers or rings. They come in packages of a couple assorted sizes and only cost a few dollars and are really worth it if you;re doing something like crackers…But I think they’re lovely and am still impressed you took on that project, and hope you’re not discouraged because I Imagine they tasted wonderful!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 19, 2016 at 8:21 am #

      Awww thank you so much Mollie for those nice words. I was quite surprised myself that I wanted to tackle these, but really should not have, lol.

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      • FrugalHausfrau December 19, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

        Oooh, I think you should have but maybe it just wasn’t the best time, lol!! Although I’m guessing if you’re not one to let anything stand in your way when you decide to do it!

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      • anotherfoodieblogger December 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

        I can be rather determined on occasions, lol! xo

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      • FrugalHausfrau December 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

        xo back!!

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  18. Michelle Williams December 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh my, I bet these are dangerous. I could eat that entire plate!

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  19. Debbie Spivey December 20, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    Love these! Going to pin!!

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  21. cookingwithauntjuju.com December 22, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I make something similar but call them cheese straws. Sometimes I will roll parts of the dough into ropes (size of a pencil/pen) and then cut them into pieces. Or, I use a pizza wheel and make strips out of the dough and then cut those into smaller pieces. Happy Holidays Kathryn!

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  22. Linda December 22, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    They do look like tasty little treats! Sorry it was such a bother to make them – hope your hand gets all better before you attempt another dough project!! XOXO Merry Christmas Kathryn!! πŸ™‚

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  23. Karen December 24, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    Your bowl of “option C” looks very festive. Take care of that hand and wrist and let others continue to help when they can. Merry Christmas.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger December 24, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Thank you so much Karen, I’ve decided to roast a turkey for Christmas dinner (a first for me on that day) but hubby will be around to assist. πŸ™‚

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  24. Lina December 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Yummmm! Delightful

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