Cheddar Almond Hearts
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: about 10 minutes per batch
2 cups coarsely chopped white Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup slivered almonds
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cold Crystal Butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon each: dried thyme, onion powder and coarse pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt or garlic salt
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
Preheat oven to 400°F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place cheese and almonds in a food processor and pulse until both are finely chopped. Add flour, butter and seasonings and process forms large crumbs. Add ice water and pulse on and off until mixture starts to hold together. Remove from processer and gather into a ball, pressing to keep dough together. Roll a 1/4 of the dough at a time 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured board and cut into 2-inch heart or other desired shapes. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes or until very lightly browned.
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