snow dusted Christmas cheese wafers

…or, more commonly named Val’s Cheese Biscuits
…and, Val has named them Maggie’s Cheese Biscuits’s a tradition….pass it on…..

The cheese crackers are crispy, yet rich with butter and cheese.  Don’t skip the light dusting of powdered sugar; it’s great on these crackers.


  • 8 oz all purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 8 oz butter, cut into cubes (2 sticks)
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Toss the cold butter cubes into the flour in a medium bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips.  
  3. Lightly toss the mixture with your hands to aerate 
  4. Continue to rub the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of large peas
  5. Add the grated cheese and toss well
  6. Continue to mix with your hands until you can squeeze a handful of the mixture and it holds together.
  7. Pour the lumpy, powdery mixture into a saran lined dish (I used an 8″ cake pan)
  8. Press the mixture firmly into the pan and refrigerate for an hour
  9. Preheat oven to 345 degrees
  10. Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into 4 pieces
  11. Roll one piece on lightly floured surface to 1/4 ” thick
  12. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
  13. Remove to wire rack to cool
  14. After completely cooked, dust lightly with sifted powdered sugar

(cut them in the shape of hearts and call them Valentine’s cheese biscuits…)