*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          JALEPENO CHEESE CRACKERS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       oz           Cheddar cheese -- 1/2 cubes
                         -about 1/2 cup
    1       tb           Jalepeno pepper
                         -seeded & minced or to taste
      1/3   c            Butter -- cold,
                         -cut in 1/2 cubes
      3/4   c            Flour -- all purpose
      1/4   c            Cornmeal
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Chili powder
      1/4   ts           Mustard -- dry
    4       tb           -Water -- ice
 
   Preheat oven to 400F. Process cheese and jalepeno in food processor till
   chopped in 1/4 pieces. Add butter, pulse on and off till size of small
   peas. Stir flour with cornmeal, salt, chili powder and mustard in small
   bowl till blended. Add to mixture in processor, pulse on and off just till
   blended. Sprinkle water evenly over mixture in processor. Pulse on and off
   just till dough begins to form into a ball. Shape dough into 8 disk. Wrap
   in plastic wrap; refrigerate till firm enough to roll, about 30 minutes. On
   floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 thickness. Cut in 2 rounds with cookie
   cutter or wine glass. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Prick each
   cracker once with fork. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till
   crisp. Transfer  to rack to cool. Store in airtight container. Makes 50
   crackers.
  
 
 
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