Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cocktail Crisps

These are delicious. I can't say enough good stuff about them. They are the kind of cocktail snack that would go well with a dry martini happy hour in a suburban home circa 1956, before the dream started to lose its technicolor sheen. My friend Sandra served them to Anne and I and we ate them all, like little cochonnes. She has since graciously agreed to share her grandmother's recipe with us.

Cocktail Crisps
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 - 8oz pacakge Imperial cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1&1/2 cups flour
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies

Soften then cream together butter and cheese. Add salt, tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in flour and rice krispies - mix well.

Shape into small balls and press down with a fork which has been dipped in cold water. They do not expand much during baking, so make them as thin as you can for maximum crispness.

Bake at 350F until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes.

{Note from grandma: This recipe does not double well!}


Michelle said...

Yum - these sound delicious! Tell me though, what is imperial cheese? We don't have it in NZ, so would like to try and find something to substitute for it.

kaili said...

Sorry - I thought of that afterwards! Imperial Cheese is just fancy Cheese Whiz - it's a tub of processed cheddar cheese and it tastes SO GOOD! :)

It's probably one of those uniquely Canadian things...