Blue Cheese Crisps


1/2 lb blue cheese
10 tablespoon Butter; room temperature
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup poppy seeds

Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, cream together the blue cheese and butter. Add the flour and cayenne, processing just to blend. Transfer to a bowl and work in the poppy seeds. Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll each dough half into a 1 inch thick cylinder and refrigerate again until very firm, about 2 hours.

Cut the cylinders into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 17-20 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in air-tight containers.

12 servings

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