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Peppered Ham and Cheese Crackers

No recipe image available.These rich and savory crackers are easy to stir up and bake. A perfect use for leftover ham, you can make dough ahead of time and keep in the freezer. Remove dough from freezer about an hour before slicing or shaping to bake.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup ground ham
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine ham, butter, Cheddar, Parmesan, paprika, salt and pepper in food processor; whirl until blended. Add flour. Pulse with on-and-off motions until blended.
  3. Put dough in cookie press, using desired shape. Press out dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 1-inch apart.
  4. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes until dark golden in color.
  5. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately. Or freeze up to 3 weeks.

Makes 5 dozen crackers.

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.