Peppered Cheese Bites
• 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 6 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (1½ cups)
• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/4 tsp pepper
• 1½ cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350Ί. Combine butter, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper in food processor. Whirl until blended. Add flour. Pulse on and off motions until blended. Put dough into a cookie press, using a Christmas shape. Press out dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake for 14-16 minutes until dark golden in color. Cool on wire rack. Makes 5 dozen crackers.
Place these in a Christmas bowl or a great Tupperware container. Wrap with colored plastic like a fruit basket and tie with a big red bow.