cheese cracker men

looking for Rudolph
happy little guys

smiling into the afternoon sun

Thank you, Susan, for sharing the recipe.  Recipe adapted from ‘Savoring Time in the Kitchen.’
Gingerbread (cheese) Man cutter is available at Williams Sonoma.
1/2 c butter
1/2 t salt
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 t. baking powder
2 T water
Mix all ingredients together.  (I’ll add a little paprika next time.)  Wrap in Saran and refrigerate for a while; I refrigerated 3 days, baking small portions each day.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough to 1/8″ thick.  Cut into squares, cut with cookie cutters, or cut with a small glass or can.
These will puff a little in the oven, but they don’t spread.  Mine baked 13 – 15 minutes.  They are best just out of the oven when they are most crunchy; however, they remain quite tasty a couple of days later.  And, the house smells wonderful while these are baking.