These are truly yummy, particularly if you are a blue cheese lover like me ...
Blue Cheese Pecan Icebox Crackers
(recipe and image below from found here)
3/4 c. (2 oz.) pecan halves*
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
4 T. chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 oz. blue cheese (such as Danish blue), crumbled
- Heat over to 375 degrees. Place pecan halves on rimmed baking sheet, and bake until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Let cool. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a small bowl, and set aside.
- Combine flour and pecans in the bowl of a food processor; pulse briefly to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add cheese, and process until dough comes together and is well combined.
- Transfer dough to a work surface, and form into a 2-inch wide log. Wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 24 hours.
- Heat oven to 325. Slice chilled log into 1/4 inch slices. Transfer slices to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake immediately, rotating once, until crackers are golden brown and firm in the center, 25 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Crackers may be made a day ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.
*I have used pecans as well as walnuts, and they are yummy either way!
Although this is not a quickie recipe, it's still pretty straightforward, and the results are really worth it. Let me know if you give this a try!