Lacy Cheese Crisps Finished

Lacey Cheese Crisps

August 16, 2013Danita

 

Lacy Cheese Crisps Finished

They taste a lot like Cheeze-Its

Last week we had a “game night” at our house.  We always enjoy casual gatherings, but every now and then it’s FUN to have a more “formal” dinner party.  When we do this I usually try to have appetizers for the guests to snack on while I’m finishing up any last minute dinner preparations.  The tricky part is finding something that tastes great, won’t fill everyone up before the meal, and is fairly simple or can even be made ahead (since formal meals often require more time).  It’s a bonus if it looks “fancy”, too.  That’s why I love these Lacey Cheese Crisps.  They only have ONE ingredient, taste GREAT, look BEAUTIFUL, and can be MADE AHEAD!  I’d really like to say that I made this up myself, but I didn’t…it came from the book Perfect Recipes for Having People Over.

If you’re the person that scrapes off the last bits of “cheesy goodness” from the baking dish; you’ll LOVE this recipe!

Here’s the Recipe:

1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) packaged shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Other things needed:

Baking Sheets – 2

Parchment Paper

Move the oven racks to the two lowest positions.  Heat to 425 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  THIS is a VERY important step.  OnceI tried to make it by just spraying the pans generously with non-stick cooking spray.  Let me just say….if you can’t find the parchment paper at the store…ASK!

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Spoon about one tablespoon of cheese onto pan

cheese spread out

Using fingers spread cheese into a single layer

 Large pans should hold about 12  pieces

20130812_155802 Bake until cheese stops bubbling,  9-10 minutes. 

To avoid uneven baking switch pans after 5 minutes

I often don’t use the timer, but for these…. SET THE TIMER!  

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Cool for about 1 minute then transfer to wire rack

Can be made the day before

Variation: Try grated Parmesan

I have tried mozzarella and Mexican cheese blends but they didn’t work as well.

A Special Thanks to My Friend Amanda Who Reminded Me To Share These!

 

 

3 Comments

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    February 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    I keep meaning to make something like this because I LOVE the crispy bits of cheese you get around the edge of a casserole haha. They look great!

  • Rob

    August 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    I speak from experience when I say these are addictive! Bet you can’t eat just one.

  • Rosey

    August 18, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    That’s great that you tried again with parchment paper and it came out the way you wanted. They do look pretty!

    Thanks for linking this up to Super Sunday Sync. Happy to have you!

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