Many years ago, when I was a beginning cook, I was a huge fan of “cheese wafers”, those bite-sized biscuits snacks that we usually see at receptions and parties. Throughout the years, I’ve found and made many recipes for this particular treat. I’ve come across one that’s rather unusual in that it has a bit of an onion flavor. Therefore, let’s look at a recipe for “Louise’s Onion Cheese Wafers”.
Surprisingly, this recipe gets its onion flavor from onion soup mix! This adds quite a bit of flavor to these biscuits in that it compliments the cheese very well. One great thing about this recipe is that this is made in advance and frozen, so if you’re planning on a party, this can prepared well ahead of time and will be ready to bake when you are.
You begin by creaming soft butter with grated sharp cheese. Then, you work in all-purpose flour and a bit of salt, followed by crushed dry onion soup mix, just as it comes from the envelope. The dough is formed into long rolls, wrapped and frozen. When you’re ready to bake, you preheat the oven to 375 degrees. The rolls are sliced into thin slices and placed on baking sheets. These bake for about 10 minutes. They are now ready to be enjoyed right away or they can be kept in a tightly-covered container.
When measuring out the soup for this recipe, it’s a good idea to shake the envelope of the dry soup to completely mix the soup and onion pieces well. This is so that you won’t have all soup granules or all onion pieces in your completed wafers. Once your try these, you may find it hard to stay out of them!
A long while ago, I shared a cheese straw recipe for ‘Buttercup Cheese Straws”, which are perfect for a party or gathering. To get this recipe, click on the link above. This is another hard-to-stay-out-of munchie!
See how well the flavor of cheese and onion goes together in this tasty snack!
LOUISE’S ONION CHEESE WAFERS
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1/2 lb. grated sharp cheese
- 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons dry onion soup mix
Cream together the butter and cheese until smooth. Gradually work in the flour, along with the salt and onion soup mix. Form the dough into long rolls. Wrap and freeze. When ready to bake, cut into thin slices and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Serve immediately or let cool and store in a tightly-covered container. Yield: about about 5 dozen.