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Melba's Cheese Crisps

Cheese Crisps


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/16 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies


Beat together butter and cheese. Mix flour, paprika, and cayenne. Gradually work flour mixture into butter mixture, then add cereal, mixing gently. Roll into small balls about 1 inch. Place on lightly buttered cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 17 minutes. Do not brown.

Variation: Melba's Cheese Puffs


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded American or Cheddar cheese


Cream butter. Add cheese and mix well. Sift flour with seasonings and add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Freeze on baking sheet and when frozen, store in freezer bag. When wanting to use, place balls on baking sheet and bake in 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until slightly browned. If you do not freeze, chill well for several hours before baking.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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