Cheese Hooies

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Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

When we moved from western NY to Alabama I had to add Cheese Hooies to my recipes for catering. Almost every tea, shower, wedding or social includes these great little cheese snacks.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
10 dozen
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    butter at room temperature
  • 1 lb
    sharp cheddar cheese, hand shredded and at room temperature
  • 1-2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, sweet mild
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Cheese Hooies

Step-by-Step

  1. The key is having the butter and cheese at room temperature before starting and hand shredding the cheese. Commercially prepared shredded cheese has a coating on it to keep it from sticking and that is exactly what we want from the cheese in this case.
  2. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined.
  3. Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disk to shape mixture into long ribbons, following manufacturer's instructions, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cut ribbons into 2-inch pieces.
  4. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  5. WAFERS:
    Combine ingredients as directed; chill dough 2 hours. Shape dough into 4 (8-inch-long) logs; wrap each in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container 1 week.
  6. NOTE:
    If you don't have a heavy-duty stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer. Just divide the ingredients in half, and work with two batches.

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