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Party Snacks to Make (Two Recipes)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by speckledhen, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    These were both my mother's recipes. She passed on in 1999, so can't ask her to clarify the flour issue on the first one, but I remember they were both awesome and this being the party season, thought I'd pass them on.

    Cheese Straws
    1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese, sharp
    1 tsp. cayenne pepper
    2 1/2 c. flour (doesn't say whether all-purpose or self rising, though--they weren't puffy, almost like shortbread)
    1/2 lb. butter
    1 tsp. salt

    Cream butter and cheese, add salt, pepper and flour. Roll thin. Cut into desired shapes
    Bake on greased cookie sheet at 425* for 8-10 minutes.

    Spiced Sugared Pecans

    2 1/2 c. pecan halves
    1 c. sugar
    1/2 c. water
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Place pecans in shallow pan. Heat in 375* oven about 15 minutes. Remove from oven
    Cook together sugar, water, cinnamon and salt to soft ball stage (about 240*). Remove from heat, add vanilla and nuts. Stir gently until nuts are well-coated and mixture becomes creamy. Turn out onto greased pan. Separate halves as they cool.

    I bet you could make these pecans sweet/spicy by adding some cayenne pepper to the recipe.

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Oh YUM!
  3. big momma

    big momma In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    i dont that you would call this a snack or a finger food

    get two cans of cresant rolls from the biscuit section at the store and one pack of little smokies and cut up your cresant rolls just big enough to wrap around the little smokies and bake till rolls are browned ...we love these:drool
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I sure remember those! Yummo!
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] I love anything with cheese! [​IMG]
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I threw in a load of the cheesy things a little bit ago... they're puffing up in the oven (bread flour was the first thing I grabbed) I only made half a batch, the butter made me step back a little! [​IMG]

    I also just squished it together wiht my hands, the mixture was crumbly, so I have these torpedo things in the oven cooking for the kids snack! [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hope they come out yummy, Cheryl!

  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Oh, yum, Cyn, made me remember the spiced nuts I had forgotten to make for the holiday!! Won't be any left if dh see them He will love your cheese straws, too.
  9. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Songster

    Sep 21, 2008
    Spiced Sugared Pecans! [​IMG]
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:They were! The kids almost got em all... hubby and I got a few to taste.

    I'm thinking I'll try make little balls and squash flat and bake. (yeah making more soon, they were super easy to make!) [​IMG]

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