My husband has a sweet tooth, I have a salt tooth. He’ll take sweets in pretty much any form. I’m a little pickier about my sweets, but put a bag of chips and salsa in front of me and I lose all self-control. My husband, on the other hand, has absolutely no interest in chips, but has yet to meet a piece of chocolate that he doesn’t like.
So I was pretty sure that this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Cheez-it-ish Crackers, would be one that I would end up eating alone. And sure enough, he politely ate one from the first batch and said that they were “uh, fine”. Not a promising start.
But then I remembered that these little “crackers” reminded me an awful lot of one of my aunt’s standard cocktail nibbles, cheese cookies. Ok, I know, sounds weird. But honestly, the base recipe is pretty much the same as Dorie’s, and then she goes and throws pecans on them. Yes, I know, still sounds weird, you’ll just have to trust me, they are quite addictive.
So with my second batch I topped some with pecans and some with walnuts, just to see how they would taste. And do you know what, they were delicious. Even my husband agreed! Pecans were definitely the better pairing, but the walnut ones were pretty tasty too. And best of all, I don’t have to worry about eating them all.
I’m back with a quick note to say that I am having technical difficulties today. I can’t seem to leave my link on the FFwD page and I can’t seem to leave comments on any of the WordPress blogs. So annoying. So let me say here, all of your cheesy crackers look delicious and I am really enjoying your posts. I would also like to wish everyone a festive and joyful holiday season. We will be spending the holidays in the US, so I may not be able to participate the next few weeks. But if not, I look forward to getting back into the kitchen with all of you in the new year.