||Cayenne Pepper Wafers
1/2 lb Gruyere cheese, grated
1 c Unsalted butter, at room
1 ts Cayenne pepper
1 ts Salt
2 1/2 c Sifted all-purpose flour
1 c Chopped walnuts or pecans.
Heat the oven to 350F. Cream the cheese and butter. Sift together
the cayenne pepper, salt and flour; add gradually to the butter mixture.
Add the chopped nuts and mix well. Divide the dough in half and shape into
logs 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap well and refrigerate for at least 1
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. With a sharp knife, cut the
logs into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place the wafers 1 to 2 inches apart on
the baking sheets.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly colored. Cool and store in
an airtight container.
Makes 6 dozen.
[The Baltimore Sun; Dec 8, 1991] Posted by Fred Peters.