Recipe Detail Cayenne Pepper Wafers

Cayenne Pepper Wafers

1/2 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 1 c Unsalted butter, at room Temperature 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 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 hour. 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 d oz en. [The Baltimore Sun; Dec 8, 1991] Fred Peters.


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